House Tables Bill Targeting Pro-Life Demonstrators
Capitol Hill (CNSNews.com) - Peaceful pro-life demonstrators and sidewalk counselors won a temporary reprieve Thursday from the threat of multi-million dollar lawsuits by the abortion industry.
CNSNews.com learned Friday that the U.S. House of Representatives tabled the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (H.R. 333) because of an unacceptable compromise over an amendment by pro-abortion Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.).
Under Schumer's amendment, pro-life protesters could not seek bankruptcy protection from lawsuits filed against them by abortion clinics and their supporters over alleged misconduct.
In the past, victims of such lawsuits - who typically do not have the resources to defend themselves - have been able to declare bankruptcy to avoid having their assets seized.