LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A suburban Atlanta prosecutor has dropped a disorderly conduct charge against an anti-abortion activist who was arrested for driving a truck emblazoned with images of aborted fetuses.
Gwinnett County Solicitor Rosanna Szabo said the display of the images, "as shocking and offensive as they are," didn't violate the law.
Police had arrested Robert Dean Roethlisberger Jr., 44, of Missouri near the Mall of Georgia on the day after Thanksgiving, when he refused to remove images on a "Truth Truck" owned by Operation Rescue, an anti-abortion group. Police, who said the images violated the law because they were "obscene and vulgar," also impounded the truck and removed the banners.
In an e-mail Monday to the Gwinnett Daily Post, Szabo said, "To ensure no abridgment of constitutional rights, application of this statute must necessarily be narrow and limited ... I have ...