Photographer's Note

Today begins in Portugal the campaign of the abortion referendum to be voted next February 11. This is a highly controversial issue, here like everywhere else.
Last year during San Diego's Earth Day celebrations in Balboa Park (Earth Day 2006), there was a protest area required by the police, but the protesters standards of decency could not be assured by the EarthFair organizers, as we read in a notice (see WS). Thats the freedom of speech, so cherished by Americans.
Among the dozens of protesters, there was this stall of the anti-abortion. They use strong images to express their opinion. I guess these too strong, radical images may get the contrary of the desired effect.
See also a very different photo in Portugal.
Os portugueses que queiram saber a minha opinio sobre este assunto do aborto podem consultar um artigo num blog. Basicamente, no concordo com a actual lei, mas tambm no concordo com a lei que eventualmente sair da vitria do sim. O meu voto deveria ser nim, se tal fosse possvel. :-(
Special note: as I dont want this post removed, please do not use it for provocative discussions about abortion. Im happy to discuss this important issue in other sites.
This post is just intended to show one of the ways the issue is presented in the USA and how Americans display their opinions freely, like here in an environmental fair, according to TE purpose.

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