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Abortion controversy at Walworth County Fair

Abortion controversy at Walworth County Fair
Posted February 12th, 2014 @ 9:00am by Associated Press


ELKHORN, Wis. (AP) _ An anti-abortion group is accusing the Walworth County Fair Foundation of discrimination for denying its request for a booth at this summer's fair.

Peter's Net promotes Catholic teachings. Its members accuse the fair of not letting them return this year because of their religious and anti-abortion views.

The group's attorney sent a letter to the fair foundation seeking a response by Wednesday.

Fair spokeswoman Susan Pruessing says the foundation received the letter Tuesday and had no immediate comment.

Peter's Net had a booth at last year's fair, but the letter says fair officials wouldn't let the group return this year, in part because it received at least one complaint.

The group says the fair officials' actions constitute ``unlawful discrimination.''

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