Monday, June 25, 2012

Charges Dropped


San Marcos sidewalk counselor had right of way

The following came from a June 20 press release from the Life Legal Defense Foundation. 

Police cited a sidewalk counselor engaged in peaceful educational activities for failure to yield to a motor vehicle. Lif Legal Defense Foundation’s review of the incident revealed that the sidewalk counselor actually had the right-of-way under the law. 

Unfortunately, pro-life activists in San Marcos, like those in many other cities, have undergone harassment at the hands of law enforcement who do not view their message favorably. 

Life Legal’s senior staff attorney Allison Aranda represented the pro-life advocate, and pointed out to the judge that she had the right-of-way under the law. The baseless citation was dismissed, and the sidewalk counselor is now free once again to share the message of life on the public sidewalk. 

“Unfortunately we have seen this type of baseless citation used as a favorite weapon with the pro-abortion crowd,” comments Dana Cody, Life Legal’s president and executive director. 

“But we are ready to stand up and represent these champions for the unborn, and in this case rejoice that it was as simple as the proper application of the traffic code.”