Anti-Abortion Protesters Take Message to White Marsh
Demonstrators received mixed responses from drivers between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday.
This article is a follow-up to White Marsh Protest Not Expected to Disrupt Traffic and Anti-Abortion Demonstrators Coming to Baltimore, Harford Counties.
Carrying signs that read “Honk for Life” and photographs of aborted fetuses, anti-abortion protesters demonstrated near the corner of Campbell and Honeygo boulevards in White Marsh Friday afternoon.
It was part of the 11th Annual Face the Truth Tour, organized by Defend Life, a Baltimore-based non-profit organization. The tour has swept areas of West Virginia, Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania and Maryland since July 25.
“[The response] has been mixed, but for the most part it’s been pretty positive,” said Maggie Egger, a 20-year-old student who helped organize the protest. “But you always get a few fingers and people yelling.”
She said that police asked demonstrators to move their vehicles from the adjacent Johns Hopkins at White Marsh parking lot shortly after they arrived.
Security guards from IKEA and White Marsh Mall said they also prevented participants from parking in their lots.
Danielle Lawver, a medical assistant at Johns Hopkins visited the protesters during a work break and thanked them for raising awareness.
“I know that it’s really hard for people to look at these photos. It’s sad, you look at these and think, ‘I can’t do that,’” Lawver said. “I’m pro-choice, but I think it’s the woman who should decide not to abort.”
But Kim Miller, an office assistant at the medical center, said the demonstration was offensive.
“People are going to do what they want to do anyway. I don’t think they need to be out there,” Miller said.