‘Black Pre-Born Lives Matter’: Anti-abortion groups sue DC mayor after sidewalk messages banned

Two anti-abortion groups on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser, in response to an August incident in which police arrested activists for writing “Black Pre-Born Lives Matter” outside a Planned Parenthood clinic.

The arrests, which came after Bowser authorized the eponymous street-painting in Black Lives Matter Plaza, represent a violation of First Amendment rights to free expression, Denise Harle, the attorney representing the groups, told the Washington Examiner. The two groups, Students for Life of America and the Frederick Douglass Foundation, argue that the city responded more harshly to their protests than to racial justice activists behind the White House.

“The bottom line is that D.C.
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