“Missionaries to the Preborn” is part of a larger “abortion free state” movement and they have their eyes set right now on North Dakota where the state and the region’s only abortion clinic and the surrounding community was inundated with out-of-state protesters.
The group lined Main Avenue and South University in Fargo, carrying large, graphic images of what they claim are aborted fetuses while children with the group ran into traffic to distribute anti-choice literature.
The protestors also targeted local businesses where, according to reports, the locals were not happy about it. The protesters were so aggressive, and their signs so graphic that a group of elementary school children were reportedly left traumatized after their school bus passed by a group of protesters on their way back from a school trip.
Brenda Dellaneva, a chaperone for the Fargo school trip, said the bus was returning the children from a celebratory lunch at the mall when she saw posters lining the road that showed bloody, mutilated fetuses.
“It was just so graphic … Oh, my lord, it was horrible,” she said. Dellaneva said it was “very, very disturbing” for the elementary students. “I was trying to explain to the kids why these people have these signs out. It was nothing but crying and wanting to go home. One little girl threw up.”
“It was wrong where they did it,” Dellaneva said, adding that there are several elementary schools and a middle school in the area.
Jason Storms, leader of the Missionaries to the Preborn, said the group wants to see the Red River Women’s Clinic shut down. “We’d like to see North Dakota be the first abortion-free state in our country,” Storms said.
Sending children darting into traffic to distribute anti-choice literature and scaring kids till they throw-up? This is a legitimate protest group?
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