Johnny and Kathy Gardner are voicing their support of a S.C. “personhood amendment” and have been doing so for more than 20 years between them.
FLORENCE, S.C. – If you’ve ever driven through the intersection of South Irby Street and Cherokee Road in Florence and seen two people with baby dolls in strollers waving “Stop Abortion Now” signs, congratulations.
You’ve just met the Gardners.
Johnny and Kathy Gardner have been voicing their opposition to abortion for a combined total of more than 20 years and routinely take their political message to different parts of the state.
The retired couple said they come to Florence whenever they can, weather permitting, and stand on the Irby/Cherokee corner usually from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. If the weather is poor in Florence, then they’ll check what it’s like in Greenville, Charleston or somewhere else in the Palmetto state and head there, bringing their signs, baby dolls and literature to pass out to interested drivers.
It’s part of the pro-life organization Johnny, 61, started in January 1991, “Voice of the Unborn,” which he established after protesting with other groups in Columbia.