McHenry County Fair Board Avoids Bad Publicity Engendered by Lake County Fair’s Initial Refusal to Allow Pro-Life Booths with Gestation Models

Last year Pro-Life forces had a powerful presence at the McHenry County Fair.

A new group called Peter’s Net had large models of gestation.

Models presented by Peter’s Net.

The models were so eye-catching that a commercial booth across the aisle which seemed to be trying to snag teen emails in exchange for a chance at a scholarship (reminding me of the odds at getting the top prize in most carnival games) complained to the point of getting another space.

I guess life is more interesting that college.

A larger booth consisting of several spaces also had models of developing babies.

These models were at another, larger Pro-Life exhibit.

When I got home from vacation, I read an article by Robert McCoppin in the Chicago Tribune.

Robert McCoppin’s Chicago Tribune article about the Lake County Fair Board’s attempt to kick Pro-Life booths out of the Fairgrounds. Intervention by attorney Peter Breen, who spoke at the McHenry County Pro-Life Pig Roast changed the Board’s decision.


He told of the problems Peter’s Net and Lake County Right to Life had in getting booths at the Lake County Fair.

A shortage of vendor space, don’t you know?

Even though the Lake County Right to Life organization had been there thirty-seven years!

The newcomer, Peter’s Net, had only been participating three years.

No intention of political censorship, of course, said President Kelli Kepler-Yarc.

The McHenry County Fair Board dodged this publicity bullet after initially attempting to take the same action as the Lake County Fair Board.

With Pro-Lifers in the ascendency, it seems allies of Pro-Choicers are afraid of facing Pro-Lifers in the public forum.

It should be noted that Pro-Choice folks had a booth sponsored by the McHenry County Citizens for Choice.

The McHenry County Citizens for Choice had this booth last year at the McHenry County Fair.


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McHenry County Fair Board Avoids Bad Publicity Engendered by Lake County Fair’s Initial Refusal to Allow Pro-Life Booths with Gestation Models — 1 Comment

  1. I think the models are actually pretty cool.

    It’s always fascinating to see the development of any life.

    I believe the Museum of Science and Industry has a very nice exhibit on this subject…so to have it at a fair is great! 🙂

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