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Obama Going After “Aggressive Pro-Life Advocates”

Home - by - July 22, 2011 - 14:58 America/New_York - 26 Comments

From agangershome

Lifenews reports:
Maryland resident Richard Retta has been accused of violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act by doing nothing more than exercising his First Amendment rights when he presents information to and talks to women considering abortions. For more than 10 years, he has helped women heading to the Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington abortion center find the kind of alternatives the abortion business never provides.

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Terrorist

But the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division sees the gentle man as some sort of terrorist.

According to the Courthouse News Service, it has filed a lawsuit claiming Retta is one of “the most vocal and aggressive anti-abortion protestors.” How so? The Obama administration claims, “On one occasion, defendant walked so closely to a patient that he stepped on the patient’s shoe and broke the shoe strap.”

Although the nicest pair of high heels may set someone back hundreds of dollars, the Obama administration is suing Retta for $10,000 for violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act, and is ordering him to pay compensatory damages of $5,000 each to three supposed victims of Retta handing out information and telling women to not have an abortion.

The government, which has a different view on what constitutes free speech, says Retta “attempted to, and did, by physical obstruction, intentionally intimidate or interfere with persons because they were or had been providing or obtaining reproductive health services, or in order to intimidate such persons from providing or obtaining reproductive health services at the Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington.”

Tina Korbe, of the conservative blog Hot Air, commented on the case and said the characterization of the Obama administration is at odds with those who know Retta personally.

“Those who know Dick Retta describe him as a peaceful, prayerful man, who regards his sidewalk counseling outside the Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington as a ministry.

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» 26 Comments

  1. muddjuice

    July 22nd, 2011

    Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act?

    What the heck is this? This is an Act? They needed an Act in order to persecute anyone who speaks out against abortion. This is just wrong.

    Keep on preaching Richard!! You are not alone!

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  2. norman einstein

    July 22nd, 2011

    I want to make sure I understand…so let’s recap:

    Obama’s ‘Justice’ Dept. has its balls in an uproar because some old guy is hanging around outside an abortion clinic.

    BUT

    Has no problem with the New Black Panthers intimidating people with billy clubs and preventing them from VOTING.

    Got it.

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  3. muddjuice

    July 22nd, 2011

    Great point Norman! Seems a tad contradictory.

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  4. workingclass artist

    July 22nd, 2011

    coordinated with Obama forcing all insurance to offer coverage of birth control…including abortion pill.

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  5. Jenny

    July 22nd, 2011

    In which stepping on a shoestrap for oh-point-two seconds is WAYYYYYY worse than suctioning an unborn child from its mother’s womb.

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  6. Tracy

    July 22nd, 2011

    He’s as pro-abortion as it gets; anti-free-speech too.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vDQCv0yYaQ

    NObama2012!

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  7. workingclass artist

    July 22nd, 2011

     
  8. Txn4evr

    July 22nd, 2011

    This jackhole killed the economy, killed jobs, killed America’s reputation around the world and wants to improve the way we kill innocent babies, Hey! he’s consistent!

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  9. redwagyu

    July 22nd, 2011

    How about pleading not guilty by virtue of trying to prevent murder?

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  10. avafromtexas

    July 22nd, 2011

    GREAT POINT, JENNY!!!! ;)

    I love those snappy one-liners!

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  11. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    July 22nd, 2011

    Think he could offer up the Black Panther business as a defense?

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  12. avafromtexas

    July 22nd, 2011

    @ WCA:
    OT/ But I like this poll…
    http://hotair.com/archives/2011/07/22/cnn-poll-perry-in-2nd-place/

    One of the comments made:
    “Palin will support Perry, or vice versa. They are friends and are coordinating. The duo scares the media and the lefties, I know it’s a repeat, shiiteless.”

    HEEHEEEheeheeeheeee! Ain’t it the truth?

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  13. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    July 22nd, 2011

    @ wca – And that’s a CNN poll !!

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  14. avafromtexas

    July 22nd, 2011

    Another comment made was “I think we’ve found our man.”

    YAYYYY!

    That site if full of praise for Perry. Now, watch the liberal dogs begin the tear-down.

    I wish them to the deepest parts of h3LL.

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  15. avafromtexas

    July 22nd, 2011

    Bobbie, I like your avatar. Keep it. It feels my heart with hope and warmth in this cold winter of liberalism run amuck.

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  16. avafromtexas

    July 22nd, 2011

    ‘cuse me……..Boobie. :)

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  17. Rae4palin

    July 22nd, 2011

    “Blessed are you when you are persecuted for My name’s sake”

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  18. Diann

    July 22nd, 2011

    See? It wasn’t because they were black that Holder refused to pursue charges against the New Black Panthers. It was because they were young, tough and could have kicked the crap out of him.

    With this sweet, loving old man, Holder has finally found a “perp” he can stand up to!

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  19. Jenny

    July 22nd, 2011

    @avafromtexas … thanks and I’ll do my best to keep ‘em coming.

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  20. Nunya

    July 22nd, 2011

    Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act?

    One of those new “laws” that Obozo unilaterally signed through by fiat in the middle of the night, no doubt

    ATTN Congress: impeach this bastard NOW while you still have jobs (and we still have a country), or look for new jobs for yourselves

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  21. Wyatt

    July 22nd, 2011

    I had to fly last week, and on the same plane was a caucasian “seasoned citizen” wearing freshly laundered nice clothes and holding what he said was “a newspaper.” (Like I believed that.) It scared the hell out of me – I was so nervous I almost called Juan Williams for advice.

    Give me a plane full of Black Panthers or gangbangers or young Muslim fellas any day.

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  22. LadyGun12

    July 22nd, 2011

    That cross Mr. Retta is wearing around his neck is like sunlight to a vampire to those people.

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  23. FreedomCat

    July 22nd, 2011

    This devil Obie is really speeding up the destruction of the US because he knows he will not be re-elected. He is pushing everything. Heard that he has banned asthma medicine now. Was on FoxNation. I fear that he will completely trash the Constitution and claim himself King Dick.

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  24. Melody

    July 22nd, 2011

    Great is Mr. Retta’s reward in heaven

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  25. workingclass artist

    July 22nd, 2011

    @Rocketdog
    “@ wca – And that’s a CNN poll !!”

    I know…aint’ that sumthin?

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  26. MemphisRebel

    July 22nd, 2011

    He just needs to invest in a new black panther outfit and problem solved.

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