Jackson, state pay to settle abortion protest case

By: AP
By: AP
The town of Jackson and state of Wyoming have agreed to pay a six-figure settlement to end a federal lawsuit over the arrest of an anti-abortion protester on Jackson

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Cheyenne, WY (AP) - The town of Jackson and state of Wyoming have agreed to pay a six-figure settlement to end a federal lawsuit over the arrest of an anti-abortion protester on Jackson's town square in 2011.

Etna lawyer Jack Edwards represents Mark Holick, a pastor with the Kansas-based Spirit One Christian Center.

Edwards says Jackson, the state and the Wyoming Local Government Liability Pool have agreed to pay an unspecified six-figure settlement to end Holick's case.

Attempts to reach town and state officials weren't immediately successful Friday.

Holick and other protesters targeted Jackson in 2011 because a doctor there had acknowledged performing abortions.

Jackson police arrested Holick as he was preaching on the town square shortly after the town secured a state court order barring anti-abortion protesters from appearing there.

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