Posters displaying images of aborted fetuses will line the streets at the intersection of Walnut and West Washington streets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, when the anti-abortion group Defend Life stops in Hagerstown on its fifth annual Face the Truth Tour, the group's director said Friday.
The Baltimore-based group expects about 30 anti-abortion advocates to turn out, but has a total of 110 signs and invites local residents to join the protest, director Missy Smith said.
The posters will be displayed every 10 feet and progress from an image of a healthy baby to fetuses in utero to - after a warning sign - graphic photos of aborted fetuses, including one with its head removed. Protesters also will hand out pamphlets and answer questions, Smith said.
Hagerstown will be the group's second stop on a five-day tour through Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. The group will visit the Fredericktowne Mall in Frederick, Md., from 4 to 5:30 p.m. today. On Tuesday, the group will make two stops in Washington, D.C., where American Life League President Jim Sedlak and former congresswoman Margaret Heckler will speak.