Angel Dillard says letter to Wichita abortion provider was ‘divinely inspired’
It was God who told Angel Dillard to pen a threatening letter to Mila Means last year while the Wichita doctor was training to perform abortions. The Associated Press reports that Dillard is claiming that the threatening letter she is accused of sending was “divinely inspired,” and thus, it should be protected under First Amendment rights to freedoms of religion and speech.
The Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division filed suit against the Valley Center woman to bar her from contacting Means or coming within 250 feet of person, car or business. The government has also asked for $5,000 in damages for Means and a civil penalty of $15,000.