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Pro-life Activists Secure Significant First Amendment Victory at the Obama Presidential Inaugural Parade

Contact: Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Christian Defense Coalition, 202-547-1735, 540-538-4741 cell
 
WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Christian Defense Coalition has been issued a permit to conduct a pro-life vigil and display along the parade route during the Presidential Inauguration.
 
(A copy of the permit can be seen by going here.)
 
The permit was issued after discussions between the American Center for Law and Justice, who is representing the Christian Defense Coalition, and the National Park Service and the Secret Service.
 
The group plans to display 25 large signs on Pennsylvania Ave. showing the development of life from conception until birth.
 
(The display can be seen here.)
 
The Coalition feels it is important during the massive celebration at the Obama Inauguration that the voices of the 50,000,000 innocent children brutalized through abortion are loudly heard.
 
The Christian Defense Coalition applauds the National Park Service for issuing the permit and embracing First Amendment freedoms at the Inauguration.
 
This event marks a series of public pro-life activist events surrounding the Inauguration and the Roe v. Wade Memorial called The Birmingham Letter Project.
 
(For more information go to thebirminghamletterproject.com)
 
Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition, comments, 
 
"I first want to thank the National Park Service for respecting free speech and the First Amendment and issuing this permit to the Christian Defense Coalition.
 
"It is critical that moments after Barack Obama takes the oath as the 44th President of the United States he drive by a visible reminder of those who will have no voice or rights in his Administration.  Those are the over 50,000,000 innocent lives that have been brutalized and lost through the violence of abortion.
 
"While millions will be celebrating along the Inaugural Parade route, we will be speaking 'truth to power' and calling for justice and equality for all Americans.  Sadly , President-elect Obama is on the wrong side of history and human rights by embracing the most radical abortion policies of any President in American history.
 
"This display will also serve as a 'teaching moment' for the new President in helping him understand that life begins at conception and that social justice begins in the womb.
 
"Our hope and prayer is that President Obama will embrace equality for all Americans and work toward justice and ending this tragic war on America's children through abortion."
 
For more information or interviews call:
 
Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney at 202.547.1735   Cell:   540.538.4741