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Chicago Police: Abortion Victim Images Too Graphic for High School Kids to See

Posted in AHA with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 6, 2014 by saynsumthn

UPDATE: The Chicago Police refused to allow protesters to stand on the sidewalk in front of the school. According to organizers who left a comment on this blog, “they didn’t bring any law, but their precinct supervisor did cite all new, non-existant laws…

A police supervisor called the group a “safety hazard.”

The police supervisor continued to repeat that there was a state law saying that the sidewalk is part of school property but would not cite the statute where that law is written.

Protesters eventually moved 15 ft away from the intersection as an alternative solution.

Anti-abortion protesters brought images of abortion victims outside Carl Schurz High School in Chicago.

Police attempted to have the protesters removed telling them initially that the sidewalk was not part of public property and was part of the school. When protesters from the Project Frontlines and the Abolitionist Society of Chicago asked for clarification, they then told the anti-abortionists that they could not obstruct the school kids from exiting the school, which the protesters assured them they were not doing.

Chicago School Police

As an officer stood in front of one of the protesters in what appeared to be an attempt to shield high schoolers from seeing the abortion images, he told the protesters that the images were too graphic for high school kids to see.

In the end, the officer told the protesters that there is a rule that you cannot distribute certain pamphlets near a school. The officer said he would get the paperwork to the protesters the next day.