Denver Newsroom, Jan 22, 2021 / 17:06 pm
About eight pro-abortion protesters disrupted the Respect Life Mass at St. Joseph's Cathedral in downtown Columbus Friday, where Bishop Robert Brennan was presiding at an event marking the 48th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.
"Two, four, six, eight, this church teaches hate," the protesters shouted, saying that abortion rights were under attack.
"Fund abortion, not cops," said one of their signs. "Abortion on Demand. End Hyde Now," said another, apparently referring to the Hyde Amendment, which bans most federal funding for abortion. At least two protesters wore vests that read "clinic escort" on the back.
Police and church officials escorted the protestors outside, where some protesters appeared to make obscene gestures at them, according to video from The Columbus Dispatch.