Pro-Life Advocates Seek Guinness Record for Democratic Convention Abortion Sign
by Steven Ertelt
August 26, 2008
Denver, CO (LifeNews.com) — Local pro-life advocates in Denver have unfurled what they claim is the largest protest sign ever assembled and they are hoping to obtain a Guinness World Record as a result. The pro-life advocates made an official attempt to enter the record book with the pro-life sign showing the Democratic Party promotes abortion.
The pro-life activists spelled out the words "Destroys Unborn Children" in a 530-foot tall and 666-foot wide message using white and yellow bed sheets.
They initially spelled out the letters DNC, referring to the Democratic National Committee, in yellow sheet and then used white sheets to complete the three words pointing to its pro-abortion position ratified yesterday in its platform.
The sheets were placed on the side of a large hill that is part of the Rock Mountains west of Denver and, because of its massive size, can be seen from almost anywhere in Denver, which is hosing the Democratic convention.
In a statement sent to LifeNews.com, local pro-life advocate Steve Curtis talked about the effort.
"The tiniest boys and girls should be loved and protected," he said, "but as nominating Barack Obama emphasizes, the DNC even supports killing kids in the womb old enough to know their mother’s voice, sleep and dream, suck their thumbs, and play with their toes."
Guinness assigned an official world record attempt number of 228132, but it will take time for Guinness officials to verify that a record has been established.
The protest sign weighs more than 2,700 pounds and was sewed together with more than four miles of seams connecting 2,400 sheets and backpacked onto location and unfurled by 44 letter carriers with spotters a mile away to ensure proper letter placement.
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