(LiveActionNews) — The American Civil Liberties Union has awarded three Alabama abortion clinic owners, as well as National Abortion Federation president Vicki Saporta, with the Roger N. Baldwin Medal of Liberty for their commitment to abortion, Alabama Media Group reports.
The Baldwin Medal is the ACLU’s highest honor, named after its primary founder and reserved for “distinguished contribution[s] to the protection and promotion of human rights.”
The abortionists, Dalton Johnson of Alabama Women’s Wellness Center in Huntsville, June Ayers of Reproductive Health Services in Montgomery, and Gloria Grey of the West Alabama’s Women’s Center in Tuscaloosa, were credited as heroes for remaining in business despite intense protests and increasing regulation, such as a bill forbidding abortion clinics within 2,000 feet of a public school (the bill passed the House and pending in the Senate).
The ACLU has long supported abortion, most recently suing to block a 24-hour waiting period in Florida (a policy the Supreme Court has already deemed lawful in Planned Parenthood v. Casey), and testifying against Ohio legislation to protect preborn babies with Down Syndrome from abortion.
LifeNews.com Note: Calvin Freiburger is a Live Action contributing writer. This column appeared at Live Action News and is reprinted with permission.