Representatives from the Long Island Coalition for Life (LICL) organized a protest outside Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC) in East Meadow to display its contention with the hospital continuing to perform abortions.
During the Face the Truth event, which took place Friday morning, more than 100 people held signs along Hempstead Turnpike to spread their pro-life message.
"Our mission is to help save babies and to help moms and dads choose life," Celeste Broyles, a Levittown resident and the treasurer of LICL, said. "We also have healing help for men and women who have been through abortions in the past."
This the fourth year in which the group has demonstrated in front of NUMC on Good Friday, and Boyles said she believes "the sacrifice of Jesus Christ is similar to what happens with the aborted children."
"A lot of people don’t understand what abortion is, and that’s why a lot of people choose it," Broyles said. "They really don’t know what they’re doing. The purpose of this is to keep the unborn babies on their minds, and maybe they'll think about their decisions."
"As a public institution, we are obligated to follow all federal laws," Shelley Lotenberg, a spokeswoman for NUMC, told Patch.
Jen Cardone, an East Meadow mother who runs Mommy's Time Out, said the signs were "graphic in nature."
"No matter if you are pro-life or pro-choice that is an adult matter that should be discussed in an adult only forum," she said. "Not put on display for children to see."
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