I assume this means she is back in jail. Once again, for all the charges that “pro-lifers want to put women in jail for having abortions” the only people in jail today over this issue are pro-lifers:
Six police officers took part in the arrest, including the sheriff and his deputy who ordered the arrest after Gibbons did not respond to their requests to obey the injunction and leave the area. Gibbons was read the injunction and led to the squad car peacefully. While in years past she sat immobile causing officers to carry her to the vehicle, the 69-year-old grandmother walked with them this morning.
Comments on the story are interesting. Julie Culshaw writes:
Perhaps the 20 Show the Truth people should have stepped in beside Linda and got themselves arrested too. Then this would make real news and something might actually happen. Until then…..
Alex Vernon replies:
Julie, at least the STT people were there. I don’t think it was necessary for them to place themselves in the line of arrest for “Things to happen”. Their witness speaks plenty. God be with you Linda.
I tend to think if there is to be any news around this issue of Linda Gibbons constantly being hauled off to jail for freedom of expression and conscience–things our society claims to value–then we are going to need a more media savvy effort around this. 20 or more women silently protesting inside the bubble zone, the whole thing filmed, press releases to major media outlets… would be a story, and bog down the courts, to boot. My concern is that Linda is being martyred here and no one knows about it.
Still, I hold her in great respect because this is something she has to do, and I believe history will show her to be a great hero.