Defend Life Announces "Face the Truth" Tour
Defend Life of Baltimore has scheduled its annual “Face the Truth Tour” for June 20 – 24 with stops in Virginia, Maryland, and D.C. At each location participants stand at busy intersections with large signs of developing and aborted babies at various ages. The tour’s purpose is to educate the public on the reality of abortion. While some critics oppose graphic images, Defend Life testifies to their effectiveness and remind us that social reform movements throughout history used images to fight injustice. Those fighting the slave trade showed pictures of slave ships; those working to reform child labor laws showed pictures of children factories and mines; civil rights activists showed brutality against Blacks. The Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. is a particularly appropriate stop on the tour (June 21 from 4-6 p.m) to witness against a modern holocaust that targets the weakest members of society.
Tour activities are protected by the First Amendment. The Supreme Court says free speech often achieves its purpose precisely when it is upsetting to people (see Cohen v. California, 403 U.S. 15, 21 (1971). Courts throughout the nation have upheld the rights of pro-life people to show these disturbing images. (See U.S. District Court, W. District of Michigan, cases 02-73058 and 4:0l-CV-172.) They call our culture to repent. Defend Life seeks a “core team” and volunteers for each stop. Get more information at www.defendlife.org or contact Tour Director Nancy Bradford: firstname.lastname@example.org, 410-557-9155. Pray that “Face the Truth” changes many hearts and minds.