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CINCINNATI -- An anti-abortion organization will bring a jumbo television screen to Fountain Square next week to play what it describes as "graphic abortion video" to downtown Cincinnati residents and visitors.
Created Equal, which describes itself as "a social action movement seeking to end human rights injustice," rented out Fountain Square for the demonstration, according to a spokesperson from 3CDC.
While 3CDC could not confirm what date the organization rented out the popular downtown space, a Created Equal spokesperson said the demonstration will take place on July 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The 9 by 12-foot TV screen, which is being brought to Fountain Square by the organizers, will feature a "graphic abortion video" and will be accompanied by high school and college students holding pro-life signs.
The announcement of this event in Fountain Square comes only days after Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed the state's $62 billion state spending plan into law that left in place a new requirement that doctors inform pregnant women seeking abortions of any fetal heartbeat.
The new law will require doctors to check for a fetal heartbeat through an external ultrasound when a woman is seeking an abortion and let her know if one is found. It does not prevent the doctor from performing the procedure, however, as last year's unsuccessful "heartbeat bill" proposed.
"Kasich's agenda is clear -- to put politicians in charge of women's personal, private medical decisions -- even in cases of rape or incest, or when a woman is faced with serious threats to her health," Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Kellie Copeland told the Associated Press.
Created Equal's Executive Director Mark Harrington says his organization has pioneered the use of "cutting edge video technology to represent the victims of abortion" to audiences across the country.
"Now it's time to bring it to cities like Cincinnati," Harrington said. "Not until now has abortion been represented in such a profound way."
Fountain Square is located at 520 Vine Street.
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