Governor sued for allowing abortion but suspending 1st Amendment
A lawsuit has been filed against Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for keeping abortion clinics open as "essential" businesses during the coronavirus pandemic while sending 15 officers to shut down the speech of pro-life protesters.
The case filed by the American Freedom Law Center on behalf of Andrew Belanger, Justin Phillips and Cal Zastrow also names the city of Detroit as a defendant.
The case centers on Whitmer's March 24 executive order requiring Michigan residents to shelter in place and the subsequent decision by Detroit officials to "criminalize the free speech activity of peaceful, pro-life protesters."
"While most businesses were forced to shut down as a result, the governor has refused to order abortion centers in Michigan to close even though abortion is an elective procedure," the legal team explained....