Wednesday, March 13, 2013

40 Days for Life's blog features prolifers from Lansing

40 Days for Life's Day 29 update provides stories and photos of prolifers in Lansing, Michigan who are providing a constant peaceful prolife presence outside an abortion clinic in their community.
As is often the case, the peaceful vigil is having an effect on the abortion center staff. A man who identified himself as the owner left the building and approached the people praying in the public right-of-way.

“I own the sidewalk,” he told the volunteers. “If you stand on the sidewalk, you have to keep moving. You may not put signs up in the grassy area. I own it.” He added – in rather crude terms – that if the vigil participants harassed his employees, he would throw them all off his property.

A quick call to the city attorney’s office confirmed that the sidewalk and the grassy area are public property, and there was no requirement to keep moving.