In what must surely rank as a textbook case of cruel and unusual punishment, an Indiana judge has sentenced fourteen members of Collegiates Activated to Liberate Life (CALL) to attend an eight-hour Planned Parenthood educational seminar. They must also pay $7,100 in restitution to the two clinics at which their pro-life demonstrations took place.

A Planned Parenthood official praised the decision, but a defense lawyer is considering an appeal. Catholic League officials have been asked to examine the case and offer advice.

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