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Restrictions sought on Truth Tour truck

August 27, 2003|by SCOTT BUTKI

Kelly Stottlemyer of the 300 block of Jefferson Street asked the Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday if the city could pass restrictions on a tractor-trailer-sized truck with an anti-abortion message that, she said, recently "plagued our streets."

The truck, which had pictures of disfigured fetuses, can be disturbing for women and children to see, she said.

The incident in late July was part of the Truth Tour sponsored by an organization called Defend Life.

She asked if the city can at least restrict when the truck goes through downtown, such as at night, rather than around noon, as was the case this summer.

Hagerstown Councilman Lewis C. Metzner said the images on the truck, along with posters carried by anti-abortion protesters, not only were "obscene but a danger to people driving on the highway."

Mayor William M. Breichner said the city received calls complaining about the vehicle.

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