Anti-abortion group stops handing out toy fetuses at ND State Fair


Local abortion opponents are no longer handing out squishy toy fetuses at the North Dakota State Fair in Minot, the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead reports.

Last weekend, North Dakota Right to Life and other local chapters were giving the dolls to children attending the fair's parade.

State Fair General Manager Renee Korslein told the newspaper that fair officials didn't know about the group's plans to pass out the small toys -- which reportedly represents a fetus at 12 weeks. Korselin would not say whether the group would have been allowed to hand them out if it had asked.

"My daughter wasn't sure what it was; she handed it to me with a weird look on her face," Rob Port, the editor of the conservative blog "Say Anything," told ABC News. "I think a lot of people just thought it was weird. She's five. She doesn't even know how babies are made."

Devyn Nelson, executive director of the North Dakota Right to Life, told ABC News that Minot Right to Life had always handed out the toys at the parade, but this was the first year it had garnered a lot of attention.

Earlier this week, a federal judge temporarily blocked a new North Dakota law that would have banned abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy.

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