The following is from Feminist Daily News Wire. It was also reported on NPR, KCAU and San Jose Mercury News
Fake Abortion Service Shut Down in Louisiana
A man who has been running a fake abortion referral service for over 10 years was ordered to stop his misleading activities in a preliminary injunction granted Wednesday by a Louisiana US District Court. William Graham is an anti-abortion activist who promised to connect women seeking abortions with abortion providers, only to stall and create delays intended to prevent these women from ever receiving an abortion, according to the Center for Reproductive Rights. Graham advertised his service under the name ‘Causeway Center for Women,’ a name deceptively similar to that of the legitimate Causeway Medical Clinic. The Causeway Medical Clinic and seven women duped by Graham are now suing him for false advertising, trademark infringement, and fraud.
Of the seven women currently named in the lawsuit, five reported that they were forced to carry their pregnancies to term as a result of Graham’s deception. These women had either passed the point in their pregnancies where they could legally get an abortion, or they could no longer afford the cost of an abortion, which rises as a pregnancy progresses. Graham is a known anti-abortion activist, according to the New York Timesand is currently on probation for enrolling in Louisiana’s anti-AIDS condom distribution program only to throw out the 30,000 condoms he was supposed to distribute. Suzanne Novak, an attorney for the Center for Reproductive Rights, said Wednesday, “We are thrilled with the court’s decision today. Now William Graham can no longer terrorize women in Louisiana.”
I don't agree with this person's belief on abortion -- I'm a confused mess there -- but I agree with the principle of opposing an unjust law.
After all Ghandi and MLK did that and they are my heros.
There is a big difference. Ghandi and MLK did not hide their opposition through fraud. They openly violated the law and were ready to accept their punishment for doing so.