Pro-Life Pastor Arrested for Sidewalk Preaching in Front of Abortion Clinic

Chet Gallagher
Chet Gallagher was arrested in Jackson, Miss., while preaching in front of an abortion clinic. (John Gurzinski /

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A pastor preaching on the public sidewalk at the corner in front of All Women's Health in Jackson, Miss., was arrested Wednesday while he was preaching.

The preacher, Chet Gallagher from Las Vegas, was called over by police in the middle of his preaching. He asked that they come to him unless he was under arrest and at that time they said he was under arrest. When asked what the charges were, the police refused to answer. Other pastors are now trying to discover why Gallagher was arrested and cannot even locate where police have taken him.

The Operation Save America, States of Refuge Campaign has been in Jackso,n hoping that the will of the people of Mississippi will prevail and Mississippi will become the first abortion-free state in America. The local churches of Jackson have joined OSA in having church on the sidewalk near the killing place.

Gallagher was arrested the day before the Mississippi Health Department was originally scheduled to close down the illegal clinic for violation of Mississippi Law. U.S. District Court Judge Daniel P. Jordan extended an injunction he issued several months ago to block the State of Mississippi from shutting down forever this dangerous clinic.

"When the church of Jesus Christ comes out of her walls to join us in defending the innocent, oppression increases," says the Rev. Flip Benham, Operation Save America. "This is a hate crime—hatred of God, His word and His law."

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