The Supreme Court has ruled that a federal law designed to stop mobsters was improperly used against pro-lifers. It’s not just pro-lifers who are celebrating, though. All kinds of people who like to protest thought the courts had gone too far in allowing the National Organization for Women and Planned Parenthood to sue pro-lifers for racketeering by organizing protests. That case was originally filed in 1986!
The crux of the case was that NOW and PP claimed that when pro-life protests shut down access to clinics they took “property” from abortionists, i.e. potential business. The racketeering laws make it a crime to take property by force.
I don’t necessarily agree with the tone of the article. The incidence of “pro-life” violence and threats of violence is very low in comparison with threats and acts of violence at the pro-lifers.