Alabama Woman Offends Some with the Truth About Abortion

The following are excerpts from a October 3, 2007 article appearing in The Birmingham News.

The Birmingham News
“Abortion pictures on van offend some”
By Kim Bryan, The Birmingham News – October 3, 2007

Janet Spear gets her message out on a 1989 Dodge Caravan covered with anti-abortion polemic and photographs of aborted fetuses.

Since January, Spear has parked her “Truth Truck” almost every weekday at the Homewood Public Library, where the Vestavia Hills resident spends hours inside, employees said.

The library staff fields at least 20 phone calls a month from people offended by the photographs, said Deborah Fout, library assistant director.

Asked why the shocking photography is necessary, Spear said, “It shows the humanity of the victim and the inhumanity of their victimization. I don’t care what people think about me. But they will never think about abortion the same again.”

Spear said her mission is to bring awareness of the “genocide of innocent people” that she compares to the Holocaust of Jews during World War II and the slavery of blacks in America.

“It’s cost me,” Spear said. “It’s always dangerous to get between a killer and the intended victim.”

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