Ribbon-cutting ceremony moved inside after pro-life activists staged a public witness during an appearance by the First Lady at a Virginia health clinic.
Contact: Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Christian Defense Coalition, 540-538-4741, 202-547-1735
WASHINGTON, July 27 /Christian Newswire
/ -- Mrs. Obama was scheduled to be involved an outdoor public ribbon-cutting ceremony in Bowling Green Virginia today.
The entire ceremony was reorganized and moved inside after pro-life activists showed up with signs, banners and a bullhorn.
The banner read "Abortion is Not Healthcare" and is part of a weeklong campaign in Washington, D.C. calling for that abortion not to be a part of the President Obama health care plan.
A vote in the House is expected this week.
Activists spoke over a bullhorn pleading with the First Lady to affirm human rights and called upon her to publicly state no public monies would be spent for abortion.
Shortly before Mrs. Obama was scheduled to arrive, law enforcement officials told Rev. Patrick Mahoney of the Christian Defense Coalition the ceremony had been moved inside because of the actions and presence of the pro-life activists.
It was clear that the First Lady did not want a public witness for life to compete with her event.
For more information or interviews call: Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney at 540.538.4741, 202.547.1735