A street corner on Franklin Road near the mall Sunday afternoon drew stares, waves, insults and rude gestures from passing motorists as a man and his wife held a large blue and orange sign reading “Abortions kill baby broncos.”
First Congressional District candidate Pro-Life and his wife, Kirsten Richardson, said they received reactions ranging from smiles to middle fingers. They say the sign is not affiliated with Pro-Life’s congressional campaign.
“We’re just trying to save babies,” Richardson said.
Pro-Life has run for seats on the state legislature, United States Senate and now Congress and has made two unsuccessful bids for Governor since 2006. In 2006, he legally changed his name from Marvin Richardson to Pro-Life.
Both Pro-Life and Richardson said they had no problem with some of the rude reactions they received displaying their sign.
“The worst reaction we can get is to have people ignore us because that means they don’t care,” Richardson said.
The two plan to continue their anti-abortion efforts by displaying the sign at upcoming Boise events, including home football games at Boise State.