Created Equal, a pro-life group, prays and offers help to women that go to the Columbus Planned Parenthood to have abortions. According to LifeSiteNews, 44 women have decided to not have abortions due to the group’s efforts. In response, a bill was introduced in the House (HB 234) that threatens to jail or fine people who “annoy” women that are seeking abortions.
The language is incredibly vague, and being “annoyed” is determined by the person seeking the abortion. As such, it leaves any pro-life person in jeopardy of criminalization for exercising their first amendment rights. Even the ACLU admits that the law would be unconstitutional based on their reaction to a similar law proposed a year ago.