Father Sean Gough was interrogated and charged for praying and holding a sign with the message “Praying for Free Speech.” He stood outside an abortion clinic in Birmingham.
Gough was charged under the repressive "Public Spaces Protection Order" that forbids prayer and pro-life campaigns outside abortion clinics.
Later, the charges were dropped by the regime, according to Alliance Defending Freedom, a legal advocacy group.
“I pray wherever I go, inside my head for the people around me. How can it be a crime for a priest to pray?” Father Sean asked.
In December, March for Life UK director Isabel Vaughan-Spruce was arrested in Birmingham for praying silently outside an abortion clinic.
This month the charges against her were dropped - but nobody pays for the legal expenses, emotional distress, and considerable loss of time.