(PRESS RELEASE) Thomas More Society attorneys are defending pro-life rights in a trial that could impact pro-life advocacy nationwide. The nonprofit national public interest law firm is asking for prayer and court attendance from those in the pro-life community for a trial set to begin in Brooklyn, New York, on Monday, February 12.
Ten members of Church @ The Rock in Brooklyn are being dragged into court in a federal harassment lawsuit by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. These pro-life sidewalk counselors have been offering life-affirming alternatives to women outside the Choices Women’s Medical Center abortion facility in Jamaica, New York.
The Thomas More Society invites support for the pro-life defendants and asks those who affirm life to join Church @ The Rock, attorneys, and pro-life advocates across the nation in praying for victory.
A Sunday morning worship service at Church @ The Rock will include prayers for their members who are on trial and the attorneys defending them. The group has also issued an invitation for area pro-life advocates to join them in court. A pro-life presence and the prayers of God’s people will help bring evidence of broad support for the sanctity of human life before the judge, demonstrating that pro-life sidewalk counseling is a valued activity, guaranteed as legal by the United States Constitution.
WHAT: Prayer and Support for Pro-Life Sidewalk Counselors on Trial
WHEN: Sunday, February 11, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. (Eastern)
WHERE: Church @ The Rock, 1280 East 92nd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11236
WHEN: Monday, February 12, 2018, at 10 a.m. (Eastern)
WHERE: United States District Court Eastern District of New York, 225 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn, NY 11201, before Judge Carol Bagley Amon
NOTE: The trial is scheduled through Thursday, and if additional time is needed, will likely resume after a break.
Background on the case is available here.
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About the Thomas More Society
The Thomas More Society is a national not-for-profit law firm dedicated to restoring respect in law for life, family, and religious liberty. Headquartered in Chicago and Omaha, the Thomas More Society fosters support for these causes by providing high quality pro bono legal services from local trial courts all the way up to the United States Supreme Court. For more information, visit thomasmoresociety.org.