Last week, Christmas Carolers were told by law enforcement they could not sing Carols even if they were on public property. Activists will go back to the same abortion clinic on Wednesday, December 23, at 12:00 P.M. to challenge the prohibition. Members to risk peaceful arrest before refusing to surrender their First Amendment rights. The abortion clinic is located at 900 South Washington St. in Falls Church, Virginia.
Leaders have contacted Alliance Defending Freedom, a nationally known public interest law firm specializing in religious freedom, to represent them. Rev. Patrick Mahoney, lead organizer of the event and Director of the Christian Defense Coalition, states;
"It is deeply troubling that a police officer would forbid peaceful pro-life activists from singing Christmas Carols on public property in Falls Church, Virginia. No American, regardless of their religious or political beliefs, should be harassed or intimidated by government and law enforcement officials for peacefully expressing their views in the public square. We want to sent a very clear message to the City of Falls Church that we will not be bullied or intimidated into silence or surrendering our free speech and First Amendment rights. Even if that means risking arrest. We will also continue to be a peaceful and prayerful witness at abortion clinics sharing the beautiful message of life and hope for all women considering abortion."