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November 24th, 2010
08:39 AM ET

Protest leader: Abandon 'security theater', opt out 'strip search' scans

Tensions are already running high on one of the year's busiest travel days, but for one group it's the perfect day for a protest.

Flying out of Philly? You might bump into James Babb, co-founder,

He’s at Philadelphia International Airport this morning, representing one of several grassroots organizations supporting leading "National Opt Out Day” - a protest of TSA's full-body scanners and pat-down procedures. Babb has never gone through a full-body scan or pat down, but he says travelers should say no to protect their health and privacy and report "gropers" to the airlines and government.

Today on American Morning, Babb tells Carol Costello why he’s instructing travelers to "raise holy hell."

A recent USA Today/Gallup poll shows most frequent travelers are not bothered by the new TSA scanners, and that majority are okay with giving up personal privacy for safety.

So, which side are you on? If you’re headed to the airport will you opt out?

Filed under: Airline safety • Airlines • American Morning
soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Kevin*

    I believe you guys are doing a great job blowing up this opt out day when nobody cares whatsoever. Each day I hear about it I turn your news off. You report more on opt out day then a possible war with north Korea. Really.... How about some real news please

    November 25, 2010 at 7:15 am |
  2. Average American

    My faith in Americans has been somewhat restored yesterday when most American travelers ignored the fool calling for "National Opt Out" day. Well done Americans!

    November 25, 2010 at 6:20 am |
  3. Amir

    Nice new backround. 🙂 Nice and sunny realy good color skeme. .......

    November 24, 2010 at 1:14 pm |
  4. Susan Wilson

    Talk about a biased interview.. geeze. It's not hard to find out where the anchor stands on this. She needs to get educated.

    November 24, 2010 at 10:45 am |