Saturday morning protestors were arrested in Washington D.C. for writing pro life messages in chalk outside of a Planned Parenthood. 

The peaceful protest was a part of a bigger event for Students for Life of America and the Frederick Douglass Foundation. The day was supposed to consist of painting the sidewalk before a press conference.

As a couple of young protestors were chalking the outline on the ground, the police showed up. 

The officers stated if the protestors continued chalking they would be placed under arrest for defacing public property. The young activists continued chalking, so the police approached them to place them under arrest.  Then, a voice rose up objecting in the crowd.

The Daily Caller reported what happened next.

“Every Saturday, people are here chalking and you are taking somebody, young people, and arresting them because they are simply putting ‘black preborn lives matter?’ You’ve gotta be joking,” a man said.

The protesters then began chanting “black preborn lives matter!”

“All of a sudden, they’ve committed a crime – they do this every week, I come down here routinely to pray, I’ve seen people, and they’ve never arrested anybody before,” the man added. “But today, they are arresting people because we have decided to peacefully assemble and to stand for black preborn lives.”

Instead of the scheduled painting, the group marched from Frederick Douglass Court back to Planned Parenthood where the press conference would now be held. 

I like it.  The arrests did nothing to stop the protests, it just fired them up.

Although painting and chalking outside Planned Parenthood may be illegal, the problem lies with inconsistent enforcement of the law. When people aren’t punished for something until their political agenda is threatened, there’s a problem. 

If the government cared as much about human life as they did for the sidewalks, then there wouldn’t be protests.

Hat Tip:  Daily Caller

Image Credit:  Wikimedia


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Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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