An Army vet was just arrested outside an abortion mill in this shocking escalation against Pro-Lifers

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The radical abortionists are dead set on silencing anyone who disagrees with their efforts to slaughter the pre-born.

Now they aren’t just silencing speech but thought as well.

And an Army vet was just arrested outside an abortion mill in this shocking escalation against Pro-Lifers.

A British army veteran is sounding the alarm after he was arrested for silently praying outside an abortion mill. 

Just praying for his deceased son

This is the 3rd case in which a British citizen has been arrested and tried for simply praying silently in public.

Army veteran Adam Smith-Connor said he prays for the unborn son he lost when his now ex-girlfriend had an abortion, and for those who are contemplating abortion.

He said he occasionally stops and prays silently outside abortion mills.

Smith-Connor said his silent praying is no different than someone looking down at their cell phone or waiting for a taxi. 

But, because of the U.K.’s “buffer zone” laws, local authorities arrested Smith-Connor and issued him a penalty notice, which claimed that he had been found “praying for his deceased son.” 

These criminal charges carry steep fines.

“It is unfathomable that in an apparently free society, I am being criminally charged on the basis of what I expressed silently, in the privacy of my own mind,” Smith-Connor said. 

“I served for 20 years in the army reserves, including a tour in Afghanistan, to protect the fundamental freedoms that this country is built upon. I continue that spirit of service as a health care professional and church volunteer. It troubles me greatly to see our freedoms eroded to the extent that thought crimes are now being prosecuted in the U.K.,” he continued. 

A hearing date is set for August 9, and Smith-Connor is expected to plead not guilty to the charges.

Delayed charges, delayed justice

Smith-Connor is being represented by the Alliance Defending Freedom International (ADFI).

According to his ADFI lawyers the Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole (BCP) Council issued a charge against Smith-Connor on May 12, 2023.

However, even though the BCP Council was legally required to notify Smith-Connor of the summons as soon as possible, his lawyers claim they did not do so.

In fact, the claim the BCP did not contact Smith-Connor in any way until July 19, 2023, a full eight weeks after the deadline for charging him under the law.  

BCP’s so-called “buffer zone” covers six streets around the British Pregnancy Advice Service clinic and the “buffer zone” code is enforced 12 hours a day. 

The evidence used by the local authorities to prove the zones are necessary include “praying, sometimes while kneeling, holding rosaries, sprinkling Holy Water on the pavement outside the clinic and handing out informational leaflets about abortion.”

Smith-Connor’s case is the third such case in which British citizens have been tried in court for praying silently within an abortion mill “buffer zone.”  

In March, Pro-Life activist and church volunteer Isabel Vaughan-Spruce, and Catholic priest Father Sean Gough, were both found not guilty after facing criminal charges for praying silently.

The war on free speech is escalating both here and abroad as the Left’s culture of death does all it can to promote and protect their support for abortion-on-demand.

Pro-Life Press will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.