Right to Life group claims its DNC sign is Guinness record
John Byrne
Published: Tuesday August 26, 2008

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American Right to Life Action, an anti-abortion group, claims to have displayed the largest ever protest sign in history, towering over the Democratic National Convention in Denver at 530 feet tall and 666 feet wide.

The sign says "Destroys uNborn Children" [sic], with the words appearing one atop each other to also form the acronym "DNC."

According to a release from the group, "thousands of DNC delegates and journalists can look out their hotel windows to the west to see the sign. Sponsored by American RTL Action, the message initially appeared with three enormous 160-foot tall, bright yellow letters, D-N-C, stacked on top of each other."

In a press release, the group's president sought to call on visceral emotions and the love of children.

"The tiniest boys and girls should be loved and protected," ARTL Action president Steve Curtis said in a release. "But as nominating Barack Obama emphasizes, the DNC even supports killing kids in the womb old enough to know their mother's voice, sleep and dream, suck their thumbs, and play with their toes."

Guinness Book of World Records assigned American Right To Life an official world record attempt number: 228132, according to the group. The protest sign weighs nearly three tons "and was sewed together with more than four miles of seams connecting 2,400 sheets and backpacked onto location and unfurled by 44 letter carriers with spotters a mile away to ensure proper letter placement."