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Today, Rev. Patrick Mahoney appeared in court on the charge of “unlawful entry” stemming from his June 8 arrest at D.C.’s downtown Planned Parenthood clinic. Mahoney, for the uninitiated, took a knee for the unborn on Planned Parenthood’s sidewalk in defiance of the clinic’s signs declaring the entranceway “private property.” Mahoney won’t be prosecuted on the charge—-a rep from the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia confirmed that the office has declined to prosecute the case. Attorney Jim Henderson called the unlawful entry claim a “nonsensically bogus charge”; I have a call out to Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington asking for the organization’s take.
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