Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Pro-Life Group Taken To Alabama Jail

The intimidation of pro-life activists is real and could be growing. In Alabama a group of pro-life advocates were taken to jail for peacefully making their case.

"Members reported being treated with contempt both by police officers and jail guards. Kortney Blythe, 26, Director of the Survivors Campus Life Tours, claimed she was videotaping the event when an officer approached her from behind, pulled her arm behind her back, and escorted Blythe without explanation into a squad car. She joined Shara Guengerich, 18, whom the group says had also been detained without explanation while distributing literature. They said Guengerich was handcuffed so tightly that she was crying from the pain, but arresting officers ignored her requests for relief."