Pro-lifers released from 'economic bondage'

A contingent of pro-lifers in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, is breathing a collective sigh of relief.

Bryan J. Brown and several other defenders of the unborn staged major pro-life demonstrations at a Ft. Wayne abortion clinic in 1989 and 1990 and, as a result, were hauled into federal court before U.S. District Judge William Lee. Brown, a former attorney with the American Family Association, recalls the injunction issued by the court almost two decades ago.
"In some respects, it backfired because the federal injunction that they gained actually put a sidewalk counselor right on the front steps of the abortion clinic," he explains.
"But then a few months later we were told we had to pay the abortion clinic $61,000 in attorney fees, [and] that these would have to be paid directly to the abortionists to pay their ACLU...or NOW attorneys."
With interest over the years, that fine ballooned to about $350,000, but their consciences would not allow them to pay it -- a decision that later prevented Brown from entering the Indiana Bar Association.
Last week, however, Judge Lee vacated the order, dismissing the long-standing judgment. Brown says he has been set free from "economic bondage" to the abortion industry. "Thank you, William C. Lee, for playing Abraham Lincoln and setting this economic slave free," he writes on his blog site.
In the meantime, Brown's family had purchased the old abortion clinic and established the pro-life ArchAngel Institute instead.

Contact: Charlie Butts
Source: OneNewsNow
Publish Date: August 11, 2009
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