Pro-Life Protest

A group opposed to abortion included Meridian in demonstrations it's staging across the Deep South.

Missionaries to the Preborn, based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, displayed photos of aborted fetuses at the intersection of Highway 11 and Highway 19 at College Park Friday morning during rush hour.

Founder of Missionaries to the Preborn, Pastor Matthew Trewhella, said people need to see what abortion is.

"A lot of people think it's just the removal of some tissue," said Trewhella. "And the truth is it's the killing of a human being. Most people are shocked by the pictures and we hope they'll be moved to compassion and take action to get this killing outlawed."

The group's ''Show the Truth" Tour continued on to Tuscaloosa and Birmingham after leaving Meridian.