Thursday, December 23, 2010


Federal Government Sues Abortion Clinic Protestor

A man arrested in January on a disorderly conduct charge after protesting at a Louisville abortion clinic is being sued by the federal government.

The Justice Department contends in its lawsuit that 26-year-old David Hamilton tried to imtimidate women going into the clinic and used force against a volunteer escort.

The charge against Hamilton was dismissed in May after he completed eight hours of volunteer work at a church.

Hamilton said he moved to Houston in July and that he was surprised by the lawsuit. He said he had tried to counsel women as they entered the clinic but never pushed or shoved anyone.

The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Louisville. It seeks to have Hamilton prohibited from being within 8 feet of anyone obtaining or providing services at EMW Women's Surgical Center.

Hamilton's lawyer called the lawsuit "absolutely ludicrous."

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