David Benham and other pro-life advocates are suing the city of Charlotte after what they consider an unlawful arrest outside an abortion clinic.
A video posted on the Benham Brothers’ Facebook page shows the police telling Benham to leave and arresting him when he refused to comply.
“We are within our rights to be here,” Benham told the officers.
Benham was arrested April 4 when he and other sidewalk counselors with Cities4Life and Love Life Charlotte were ministering outside A Preferred Women’s Health Center on Latrobe Drive. He was released later that day.
Police reportedly arrested a total of eight pro-life advocates for violating North Carolina’s ban on mass gatherings. In a statement, police said around 50 protesters gathered outside the abortion clinic, violating the stay-at-home order. Officers asked all those gathered to leave, 12 of whom refused.
But Benham claims the group was not violating any orders.
“Many have labeled him a fake Christian and claimed that he was endangering lives by being out today,” the Benham Brothers’ Facebook post reads. “This couldn’t be further from the truth. David practiced social distancing and exercised every necessary precaution in light of COVID-19. Thank you for all the prayer and support so far.”
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SOURCE: Charisma News