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Oskaloosa Based Organization Protests Abortion in Knoxville

Posted: Friday, April 1st, 2011 at 1:09 pm
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Samantha Smith

Members of the Heart of Iowa For L.I.F.E. organization out of Oskaloosa were in Knoxville this afternoon to protest outside Planned Parenthood. A small group of anti-abortion activists held signs saying “Pray to End Abortion” as they quietly paced the sidewalk in front of the building. Protestor Sharon Horn from Oskaloosa tells KNIA/KRLS news the group is participating in “40 Days for Life” where they pray, fast and seek God for an end to abortion. Horn says they called ahead to let the Knoxville Police Department know they planned to conduct the protest and were informed they had the right to do so as long as they kept moving. She says members of the organization will be in Knoxville protesting today from noon until 5pm. Planned Parenthood staff had no comment on the issue.