Camp For Crusaders

After 12 weeks of training in the ABCs of protest, antiabortion activists prepare to teach others what they have learned

No caps and gowns, no Pomp and Circumstance, but a graduation of sorts took place last week, casually celebrated at a local restaurant in the Florida city of Melbourne. After three months of work, 22 men and women, ranging in age from 16 to 67, became the nation's first formally trained class of abortion protesters. Following the meal, and an Easter weekend of demonstrations at nearby abortion clinics, the graduates began dispersing to their homes across the country, where they will teach the tactics they learned in Florida.

This small ceremony underscored the growing organizational savvy of the militant pro-life movement....

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