ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - The cards handed out along with candy to kids on Halloween in a northwest Albuquerque neighborhood carried pointed messages.
"I am not a clump of cells."
"53 million killed."
Frank Valdez, who found the cards in the trick-or-treat bag of a friend's child, said he couldn't believe someone would put other people's kids into the middle of the fight over banning late-term abortions in Albuquerque.
"We just noticed these cards attached to certain candies and started pulling them off, and we were pretty shocked to see that kind of stuff targeted at kids," Valdez told KRQE News 13. "They're forcing an agenda on little kids, pretty much."
Valdez sent pictures of the cards into the local Facebook page "Inhabitants of Burque." The post has sparked a heated debate on the homeowner's actions.
KRQE News 13 paid her a visit. While other homes were decorated for Halloween, her home was plastered in anti-abortion posters and paintings.
The decorations are visible from the street, and she told KRQE News 13 they've been up for months.
She didn't want to go on camera for an interview but said if people still choose to ring her doorbell and ask her for candy on Halloween, she has a right to share her beliefs.
Still it's a move that isn't sitting well with some of her neighbors.
"My gut reaction is anger because children should not be subjected to that kind of adult material," a neighbor told KRQE News 13 Friday.
The cards came from pro-life groups in Ohio and Washington state.
KRQE News 13 talked to some of the people behind the push for a late-term abortion ban in the city. They said they had nothing to do with the distribution of cards to children on Halloween.
The vote on the abortion ban is Nov. 19 although early voting already has started.
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