Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Suit Challenges Enforcement of COVID-19 Orders Against Pro-Life Activists

Suit was filed today in a North Carolina federal district court seeking to enjoin city of Greensboro and Guilford County officials from applying COVID-19 orders to prevent anti-abortion activists from walking and praying in front of abortion clinics.  The complaint (full text) in Global Impact Ministries, Inc. v. City of Greensboro, (MD NC, filed 4/14/2020) contends:
The County has passed, and the City is enforcing, regulations limiting the operations of certain businesses and activities, and imposing social distancing requirements in response to the recent pandemic, but those requirements have been applied in an inconsistent and unconstitutional manner with respect to peaceful conduct and charitable religious activities in Greensboro. 
ADF issued a press release announcing the filing of the lawsuit.