It's not uncommon, if you happen to be passing the intersection of Greenville Avenue and Royal Lane, to be confronted by very large, very graphic photographs of aborted fetuses. The corner is a favored hangout of anti-abortion protesters, presumably in support of the White Rose Women's Center, which offers counseling and says on its website that the procedure is linked to "depression, lowered self-esteem, sexual dysfunction, substance abuse, and even suicide."
That's where volunteers from the Catholic Pro-Life Committee were camped out yesterday afternoon when one passerby decided they'd had enough.
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According to a police report, one of the protesters watched as a black Jeep pulled up to the corner just before 1 p.m. The passenger stepped out, grabbed a $300 rubber fetus that was on display on the sidewalk, and got back in the car, which drove off.
The volunteer called police, telling officers that no one had been given permission to take the model, which belongs to the CPLC.
The police report doesn't detail what type of fetus was stolen. It could be the Touch of Life 12-30 week model, (now available in ethnic!), though the price point suggests it could be the in-the-womb-model.
Either way, CPLC would like its fetus back.