Pro-life activists are rallying in Philadelphia today in response to a viral video of a Pennsylvania state representative harassing pro-life teens and women.
In his videos, Rep. Brian Sims is seen harassing and threatening the teenagers and a woman silently praying outside of a Planned Parenthood clinic. Sims points his camera at the teens, hoping to expose the identity of these minors, saying: “I’ve got a hundred dollars for anyone who can identify these three.”
In another instance, he hovers around an older woman, taunting her and trying to shove the camera in her face saying, “Today’s protester, now she is an old white lady who is going to try to avoid showing you her face.”
He triumphantly tweeted his video, calling on others to harass pro-lifers too: “Push back against Planned Parenthood protestors, PLEASE! They prey on young women, they use white privilege, & shame. They’re racist, classist, bigots who NEED & DESERVE our righteous opposition. Push back, please”
In another tweet, he blasted pro-lifers as “Bible bullies.”
Pro-life activists like Abby Johnson, Graham Allen, and Lila Rose have organized a pro-life rally kicking off at 11 a.m. Friday, and they invited Sims to man-up and join them for debate, to pick on someone his own size instead of bullying teen girls and older women.
Good morning everyone! See you in Philadelphia today at our Pro-Life is Pro-Love Rally, as we stand up to bullying, intimidation and the violence of abortion!
11am, Planned Parenthood, 1144 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA pic.twitter.com/ocIoTC0OLn
— Lila Rose (@LilaGraceRose) May 10, 2019
Abby Johnson and other pro-life groups are also encouraging those who cannot attend Friday’s event to rally outside of their local abortion clinics.
Can’t make it to the #ProLife rally in Philly this Friday?
Then join @AbbyJohnson and rally with other pro-life Americans in your community outside your nearest abortion facility to say: We REFUSE to be bullied into silence. We will keep RAISING our voices for the voiceless! https://t.co/bHdsMsK9ZE
— Susan B. Anthony List (@SBAList) May 8, 2019