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VIDEO: Demonstrators Protest Abortion in White Marsh

Some of the protesters held graphic signs depicting abortion on Honeygo Boulevard.

In its final day, the reached White Marsh. Organized by the Baltimore-based non-profit organization Defend Life, some protesters held graphic signs depicting aborted fetuses along Honeygo Boulevard Friday morning and afternoon.

Shannon Trott, a Defend Life volunteer originally from California, traveled to Maryland with a friend to participate in the week of pro-life rallies.

Trott said some people have been offended by the demonstrations, while others have shown support by honking their horns.

"We come out here and do this because these signs are offensive and we know they're offensive and they're offensive to us ... Abortion is offensive. It kills human life," she said.

Victor Fiorina traveled from Pittsburgh to participate in the rallies. He shouted "life, liberty, happiness" at passing cars.

"It's a fundamental right. You need life to have liberty and happiness," Fiorina said.

The confirmed that police were notified about the Defend Life demonstrations in advance.

Did you see the rally? Tell us if you support or oppose the group's message in the comments.

Sherrie Palmateer July 30, 2012 at 04:24 AM
Paul , I sent you the link to the truth on the percentages of women who die, I could send you a hundred other ones, this is what I do research, I care about the life of the women as much as the child. I have not given any false information. As far as you saying late term abortions are not happening except in extraordinary circumstances, that is not true here is a link to the facts http://www.shoutingitloud.com/2011/08/truth-about-late-term-abortions.html They do happen and they and they happen often. In Georgetown, Md there is a late term abortion clinic. http://www.shoutingitloud.com/2011/08/truth-about-late-term-abortions.html If you are willing to read the data I would be happy to give you links to it. I wish you were right and they didn't happen. Just like people didn't really want to believe the horrors of the holocust were happening people denied it, but it was real. Paul if you want to show me data and fact sheets to read I would be happy to read them and I will share data and facts sheets with you and discuss this, I am only sharing with you the facts I have no need to falsify any information you can find the facts all over the internet for anyone who really cares to find the truth. LeRoy Carhart is a late term abortionist in Georgetown Md.
Paul Amirault July 30, 2012 at 10:23 AM
Sherrie, you sound rational but your arguments are false. In the US an abortion is 11 times safer than childbirth. That is just a fact. If you wish to count worldwide abortions including developing countries, the number of abortion related deaths skyrocket due to unsafe conditions including self induced abortions and poor health care. Hopefully we can agree that we should continue to reduce the number of abortions through family planning, education and free distribution of pregnancy prevention products. Even there though, many anti-abortion folks don't want to do that.
You July 30, 2012 at 10:28 AM
These are the wacko christians that lock themselves up in compounds and tell the world "they" are right and the rest of us are wrong. Chosen? Very far from the truth. Psychologically disabled is more like it. These people are examples of how "homegrown" terrorists start out. Mislead, brain washed, and made to feel like they are better than everyone else. (Cult)
Paul Amirault July 30, 2012 at 10:42 AM
Just the facts from an independent source, the Centers for Disease Control ("CDC") http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss6015a1.htm?s_cid=ss6015a1_w#Tab25 This is abortion deaths through 2007. Exactly 6 people died from abortions in the US in 2007. In 2003 there were 4,089,000 and the maternal death rate was 12.1 per 100,000 which translates to 495 deaths in the US. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_03/sr03_033.pdf
John Doe July 30, 2012 at 02:15 PM
Sherrie - my mother lived under the Nazi regime. She showed me pictures as a kid that gave me nightmares for years. She didn't have to "educate" me this way.
Paul Amirault July 30, 2012 at 02:24 PM
Sherrie, I see "Godwin's Law" is applicable here. The longer a thread continues the likelihood of someone invoking anything to do with Nazi's approaches 100%. Bingo.
Sassy July 30, 2012 at 03:29 PM
How do you know if anyone's mother was pro-life? There were illegal abortions taking place all over this country before abortions were legalized. Some women died or almost died having illegal abortions. Lots of women had children because they didn't have a choice. Depending upon one's age, there are lots of folks who probably don't know their own mother's had abortions back in the day.
Sassy July 30, 2012 at 03:31 PM
Great comment!
Paul Amirault July 30, 2012 at 03:55 PM
Clarification: that is 4,089,000 births.
Sherrie Palmateer August 01, 2012 at 04:32 AM
there is so much wrong info or misguided info. Billions of $ are being made at the expense of women and their innocent babies. If you want truthful info Read Lime 5 by Mark Crutcher. It amazes me that people are more worried about who will see the signs then the fact that children are dying, and prolifers are trying to protect them, we are the ones being called all kinds of names, terrorist for trying to help save the lives of the most innocent. Neither D, I don't at all feel better than anyone, I care about both the women and the children.even after all the things you said, if I saw you on the street and your life was in danger I would give my life to save you, I believe with all my heart every life is precious. Paul alot of those facts have been proven wrong, abortionist do not want people to know a women died on the abort table so they would falsify the cause of death, or in some cases distroy the med records, in other cases women would leave the clinic go home start bleeding get rushed to the hospital and die. The cause of death would sometimes be wrote as hemmorging but not say why they were to protect the family from pain and embarrisment. The Fact is most of the public dont know the truth because of the blackout.I wish we didn't have to stand out there, but the fact is with out us doing it most people won't have a clue what an abortion looked like. Dave I do work on trying to reduce the the conditions that bring about this problems, I am happy to put in the effort
AllStar August 01, 2012 at 06:01 AM
Issues can be voted on more than once in history Paul.
AllStar August 01, 2012 at 06:08 AM
Rita...would have been against anti-slavery demonstrations that showed pictures of abused slaves? Sometimes people have to see the truth in order to understand the truth.
AllStar August 01, 2012 at 06:20 AM
Dave, what are you talking about??!!... a baby is nothing but a symbiote with his or her mother? What in the world? You do realize that once conception occurs the baby has it's own unique genetic code, not the mother's. According to your logic, if women laid fertilized eggs outside of their bodies, we would not be able to kill them because they would be separate from the women's bodies but since women keep their fertilized eggs and babies in their wombs until delivery, it is ok to kill them. Do you see how disturbing your argument is? BTW, symbiosis refers to a long-term interaction between different species.
AllStar August 01, 2012 at 06:27 AM
We believe in the right of the most innocent victims, the unborn. What's the difference between murdering your child at 1 year old and murdering your child at 25 weeks? Both would most likely grow up to be adult human beings like you and I. How can you deny this truth? You should be thankful to God that your parents didn't choose to abort you Rose, because I am.
AllStar August 01, 2012 at 06:28 AM
You miss the point Sassy. Your mother was pro-life in her decision not to abort you. She put your life above her own.
Paul Amirault August 01, 2012 at 10:36 AM
Sorry Sherry, when the facts don't go your way as I have proven, you go for the conspiracy theory which simply doesn't hold water. You have a better argument to just oppose abortion on your moral grounds and leave it at that. But that hasn't worked, so the anti-abortion foes look for other ways to confuse the choice.
Tim August 01, 2012 at 10:40 AM
yeah, and that had nothing to do with the fact that she actually WANTED me. That they actually TRIED to conceive me with the intent of keeping me all along. Sorry, this was too easy.
Sherrie Palmateer August 01, 2012 at 11:33 AM
Paul I am sorry but I have only quoted the facts,you twist my words, I could post you links to tons of sites and when I am near a compter and not just my phone I will be happy to....until thenno matter what the fact os abortion kills a baby in the womb and it is wrong. You can try to go around it but the facts are the facts that is why the posters are hard to look at....because it is a dead baby...pricely why it can't continue. There is never a good reason to kill a child.
Sassy August 01, 2012 at 08:53 PM
I don't miss the point. If my mother had a choice, she would have aborted. She was 17 yrs. old. It was fear of dying that forced her to give birth--not because she truly wanted children. Doesn't mean my mother didn't love me once she had me, but my life has not been a bowl of cherries and of course, without a father figure. Back in the 40s and 50s, women would have illegal abortions by the numbers. Since they were illegal, I don't think you're going to find an accurate number of abortions, nor any accurate accounts of the women that died having abortions. If abortions become illegal, this trend will continue. If you are worried about life, save your voice for the babies/children who are already born that are abused, poverty-stricken and born addicted to drugs. Apparently, the mothers of those children do not consider life to be precious. If you do, then maybe you can take care of those children because they are real, here to stay, and need love that they will never get. You don't need to show explicit photos of abortion; simply show a picture of the face of an abused child. That's what is disgusting! The ones that were never born have been spared the pain.
John Doe August 02, 2012 at 08:20 PM
And there is never a good reason to show graphic pictures along a busy road where 8 and 9-year olds going to a birthday party become frightened and upset just because the law allows it.
Jeanne August 02, 2012 at 08:27 PM
Sherrie did you and anybody else that shows these signs ever look at it a differnt way? You have pictures of dead babies to stop people from having abortions, now stop and think a minute of all the woman that have had miscarriages and your signs cause them such pain they don't know what to do. Last year a group was at The Avenue with these signs and my friend called me crying warning me to stay away because she didn't want us to picture our daughter like that. We wanted our little girl and did everything the doctors said to do but the beginging of my second trimester she died. I won't look at your signs because I don't want to picture my little girl like that and don't tell me the babies don't look the same because you are full of it. People that hold these awful signs up are upsetting children and hurting Woman & Men that their babies died because of a miscarriage. Someone else pointed out why don't you protect the children that are alive? What about all the children waiting to be adopted, because they are not babies they don't count? What about the abused children? What about the babies born addicted to drugs, how was that baby helped?
Sherrie Palmateer August 03, 2012 at 06:19 AM
Jeanne , I am sorry for your pain at the loss of your daughter, I miscarried two children myself, I totally understand the pain. A child who dies of an abortion is cut, suctioned apart or some burned by saline. These children deserve to have someone fight for them, just because they are still in the womb doesn't make them less a child or you and I wouldn't feel the terrible pain at their loss. I am totally for protecting the rights of all children. Children are a priceless gift...no matter their age. The reasons why prolifers hold those signs is because of the media blackout and the fact that many people deny that babies are being killed, they say they are just a clump of tissue, and I would do my children that died of miscarriage a great injustice to let that misinformation continue.
Jeanne August 03, 2012 at 10:45 PM
Sherrie you are talking about late term abortions not abortions done the first month maybe even second. I know what a four month old fetus looks like, yes I said fetus because that is what they are called, and your explanation is wrong. That is a late term fetus, I know because abortion was an option given to me when the doctor didn't know if either of us would survive,I was at the middle of second trimester, and I asked what the baby/fetus looked like. You claim to care about children so much yet you do nothing for the ones that are alive and suffering. You claim to do this because it would be a great injustice to your children that died from a miscarriage, how do you get that? Were you planning on aborting them? That is the only way they are linked. I never took sides before but thanks to you and the people carring those signs if there is ever a vote I would vote for abortion so the woman has a right to choose. Thanks for helping me make up my mind.
Sherrie Palmateer August 04, 2012 at 01:10 AM
Jeanne, I am so sorry for your pain, it is very hard to know a person when you are in communication this way, you speak from not knowing when you say I do nothing to help children who are alive and suffering, that is so far from the truth. but it holds no baring. I am not judging any women who finds themself in difficult circumstance. I know so many women in pain from having an abortion, that say they never knew what was happening no one explained it to them. Prolifers want to help the mothers and well as the babies, we also reach out to help women who have had a abortions to deal with the loss of their child, most of them don't feel they have a right to grieve. No I would never abort a child. but I know the pain of losing a child, terrible pain. I could go into the types of abortions and at what age they are done, but you can readily find that information on line. I spoke of abortion methods that were done at different ages, I didn't say the age they were done at. Tell me Jeanne with this media blackout on abortion how would you go about educating the public on the truth of abortion, I really do want to know..I know to many women who talk about how they wished they knew the truth..Of all the years I have been prolife, I don't hear women tell me they were happy they had an abortion and it had no effect on them,but I do hear the tragic stories time and time again. Again Jeanne it is so hard to talk to someone this way because you can't see their heart.
Jeanne August 04, 2012 at 02:59 PM
Sherrie I have had many young people come to me asking advice, needing to hear the way they felt so to make decisions and I will tell you what I tell them. The smartest thing to do if you are going to have sex is make him wear a condum, if he doesn't want to he doesn't want it enough. It wouldn't hurt for the woman to also be on the pill. The best thing is to talk to your GYN about birth control at least before you have sex. Neither the pill or condum are 100%, the only 100% way of not getting pregnant or catching deseases is both of you keep your pants on and closed. If you are having sex you have to remember 2 things: you are having sex with everyone else your partner had sex with (deseases) and there is always a chance you will get pregnant and become parents. If you aren't ready for that wait til you are. If you have sex and have an unplanned pregnancy you have a lot to think about in a short time. Can you provide for this child, can you make your life around this child because the child is not a convience and you only deal with him/her when you want, remember this is not and 18 year responsibility this is the rest of your life? If you can great, if you can't do you know anyone that wants a child but can't have one and would be a good parent/parents that you would trust?
Jeanne August 04, 2012 at 03:06 PM
If you choose to give your child up for adoption can you live the rest of your life knowing there is a child out there that came from you that chances are you will never see again? I don't think if you are having fun abortion should be an option but it is. That's what I tell people. Abortion should be for woman that are at risk due to pregnancy, a guarentee the baby will not survive and will keep mother from having future babies, and available to rape victoms (they need to have police report showing they made legal statement it was rape). I'm sure other people can name other examples. As far as my heart I have been told I have too big of a heart. I am always there for people I care about and have listened even if a stranger needed to talk about something.
Sherrie Palmateer August 04, 2012 at 04:26 PM
Thank you Jeanne for sharinga piece of your heart with me sounds like you care about people deeply and are a good friend. I think I would have really enjoyed getting to sit and talk with you. Peace to You
Bob Smith August 05, 2012 at 03:20 PM
I am pro-choice. Pro-lifers make me rage. Why should people interfere with other people's lives? If a woman feels as if she should get an abortion then she should get one! What if she was raped? What if she won't be able to support the baby? Why should she risk her life to make a baby she would give up for adoption. And when a woman is pregnant the baby is not fully developed therefore it's a potential for a baby, so overall no lives were taken. Sherrie you are quite ignorant. It's called civil rights and people deserve them.
Bob Smith August 05, 2012 at 03:22 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_RY3byWdnQ This is not me, but I completely agree with this man.
Sherrie Palmateer August 06, 2012 at 04:31 PM
http://www.lifenews.com/2012/07/26/planned-parenthood-may-face-familys-lawsuit-over-abortion-death/ This is exactly why prolifers do what they do. This women had a D and E It explains it in the article, we care about women and children http://www.lifenews.com/2012/08/03/planned-parenthood-never-called-911-for-abortion-victim/ Bob I am sure you offended alot of adopted people with that comment, Mothers who give their babies up for adoption that is a beautiful selfless act of love. Seems to me women put there life at risk having an abortion. A babys heart beat can be heard at 3 weeks. When you stop a heart beat, a life ends. Not a potenial life a life.

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