“Because elected Dems are pro-abortion, they are abusing their power — in a one-sided way — to silence pregnancy counselors!”
In case you missed it, last Saturday in Charlotte, North Carolina, the Charlotte police arrested Pro-Life pregnancy counselors who were lawfully assembled and socially distant compliant outside of an abortion clinic that was deemed a necessary service by the governor and the mayor.
One of the men arrested was David Benham, of the Benham Brothers who operates a legal charity in Charlote, Cities4Life™ which seeks to bring the light of the Gospel to abortion centers – the darkest places in the city of Charlotte.
Here is video of Mr. Benham being arrested last Saturday, April 4:
Senator Ted Cruz (R, TX) quickly became involved in this clear attack on the unborn let alone the 1st amendment, and now for Patriots who seek to defend the unborn through legal methods, even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, arrests were made.
Cruz’s transcribed tweets from his political Twitter account from Saturday:
“WATCH : This is an unconstitutional arrest.
“David Benham exercising core First Amendment rights. PEACEFULLY. In a way fully consistent w/ public safety.
“Because elected Dems are pro-abortion, they are abusing their power—in a one-sided way—to silence pregnancy counselors.
“Take 2 minutes to WATCH the full video [above].
“Have you ever seen an arrest like this?
“Peaceful. Respectful. Thanking the police officers.
“Elected Dems are abusing their power for political agenda & face civil liability under 42 USC 1983:
‘Every person who, under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage, of any State…subjects, or causes to be subjected, any citizen to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws, shall be liable to the party injured in an action at law, suit in equity, or other proper proceeding for redress….”Senator Ted Cruz, via political Twitter ID, Saturday 4/4/20, evening
Then Monday morning, the Charlotte Observer published the editorial titled “Ted Cruz isn’t just wrong about an NC abortion protest and COVID-19 rules. He’s shameless”
To which Cruz responded to the Observer editorial Monday night, via Twitter, transcribed below:
“Charlotte newspaper editorial demonstrates dishonesty of today’s media.
“They say it’s just neutral ‘public health’ concerns that allow Dems to arrest the Benham Brothers for peacefully speaking for life.
“The newspaper says that’s ‘not essential’
“BUT they ignore that NC Dem Gov has wrongly deemed elective abortion ‘essential,’ allowing abortion doctors & staff to gather in larger groups.
“IF providing abortions is essential, then peacefully giving pregnant women counseling on alternatives to abortion is ALSO ‘essential.'”Senator Ted Cruz, via political Twitter ID, Monday, 4/7/20, evening
Finally, later this Holy Week, author and radio show host Eric Metaxas interviewed David Benham for nearly 20 minutes. Please watch the full video below:
As Holy Week concludes today with Holy Thursday, tomorrow’s Good Friday and Easter Sunday, for the cause of life and the unborn, there is persecution against men and women, like David Benham, taking place right here in the United States.
The local & Illinois Pro-Life community, this weekend, is asked to say a prayer of support for the Benham Brothers, and what may take place with Senator Cruz’s upcoming petition movement alluded to in the Metaxas interview.