Monday, August 22, 2005

Pro-Lifers Considering First Amendment Lawsuit Against City of Albany, NY
By Allie Martin
August 22, 2005

(AgapePress) - Authorities in New York are being accused of trying to trample on the First Amendment rights of pro-life activists.

Each summer, pro-life activists take part in "Oh Saratoga!," a march and rally that winds up in Saratoga, New York, the site of a decisive battle in the American Revolution. Marchers recently contacted the American Family Association
Center for Law & Policy (CLP) after officials in Albany refused to allow the pro-life activists to use any amplification equipment during a planned rally.

Stephen Crampton, chief counsel for the CLP, says the city eventually rescinded that decision and allowed activists to use amplifiers, but prohibited pro-life demonstrators from using a public sidewalk in front of an abortion clinic.

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