Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Pro-Life Presence at Inaugaration

Will Pro-Life Demonstrations be Crushed at the Obama Presidential Inauguration

WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 /Christian Newswire/ -- Pro-life activists still unsure if their events will be allowed to take place during the Inaugural Parade and Inaugural week.

The American Center for Law and Justice, who is representing the activists, has sent a letter to the Secret Service and National Park Service seeking a face to face meeting to resolve the matter.

( See enclosed letter.)

As part of the "Birmingham Letter Project," pro-life groups have planned a series of demonstrations, vigils and rallies surrounding the Inauguration.

(Go to theBirminghamletterproject.com; for more information.)

Along the Inaugural Parade route, pro-life groups planned to show a display of photos depicting the development of a child from conception until birth.

( See the photos here.)

Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition, states,

"Pro-life activists are very troubled and concerned that their First Amendment free speech rights will be denied and trampled during the Presidential Inauguration. After meeting with government officials, we were told they could not guarantee our pro-life demonstrations could take place.

"A Presidential Inauguration should be a time to celebrate and honor the First Amendment and free speech rights not crush them. It is our hope that federal law enforcement officials and the Presidential Inaugural Committee will honor the Constitution and allow these peaceful demonstrations to take place. Censorship should not be a part of the new Obama Administration."

For more information or interviews contact:

Rev. Patrick Mahoney at 202.547.1735 Cell: 540.538.4741

Kaitlin Clare at 540.538.4822