Kansas’ largest city braced Friday for a possible repeat of massive abortion protests in the wake of Operation Rescue’s nationwide call for demonstrations.
But while abortion opponents dubbed the four-day event a “cry for justice,” that cry largely fell on deaf ears on Friday afternoon.
Only a few dozen abortion protesters picketed outside the clinic of Dr. George Tiller…. Abortion rights supporters, and even the media, at times outnumbered the protesters.
The conservative revival in Kansas kicked off in 1991 with an unexpected outpouring of anti-abortion protesters in Wichita. While nasty weather may have played a role, I think that the defeat of OR’s “Man of the Year” signals that the anti-abortion sentiment in Kansas has peaked. It seems to have been replaced by a more pragmatic approach to politics in general.
We can only hope this feeling spreads.