More than a dozen opponents of abortion picketed outside a Knights of Columbus civic dinner Monday night in Oxnard, protesting an appearance by U.S. Rep. Lois Capps, the event’s keynote speaker.
Carrying signs with photos of mutilated babies and slogans such as “Knights of Hipocrisy” and “K.C. Traitors to the Unborn,” the protesters heckled dinner guests as they walked into the organization’s council building downtown. Capps, a Santa Barbara Democrat whose district includes Oxnard, advocates women’s reproductive rights.
…”What this is about is honoring our civic leaders and has nothing to do with her views,” Chavez said. “Some people are trying to make us look bad.