Commentary

If Supreme Court Doesn't Strike Down this Law, I'll Come Violate It Myself

By Fr. Frank Pavone | January 15, 2014 | 11:42am EST

The case of McCullen v. Coakley, which is being argued today before the U.S. Supreme Court, illustrates how abortion perverts justice.

So called "bubble zone" laws are the fruit of abortion's poisonous tree. They violate pro-lifers' First Amendment free speech rights in order to protect the profits of abortionists who violate the right to life of unborn babies.  They are a wrong committed to perpetuate another wrong.

It's plainly discriminatory for the government to say that abortion supporters can speak freely at a given place, but pro-lifers cannot.

Then again, bubble zone laws and abortion are based on the same illicit notion, namely that some people have rights and some people don't.

In McCullen v. Coakley, the plaintiffs are challenging a Massachusetts law that bars pro-life sidewalk counselors from coming within 35 feet of an abortion clinic entrance.

When a person has a reasonable chance of saving a life, it is not only morally permissible to break the law regarding the bubble-zone, but it is virtuous to do so.

If this law is not struck down, I'll come and violate it myself.

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