Students Praying at Planned Parenthood Confronted With Man Exposing Himself, Women Shouting ‘Hail Satan!’
“It may be a ‘hail Satan,’ physical attack, or bullying, but the Pro-life Generation won’t be silenced.”
Students involved with Students for Life of America (SFLA) decided to pray peacefully outside of a Planned Parenthood as part of the 40 Days of Life campaign.
However, people confronted the students, who were minding their own business and not causing any problems.
From The Daily Caller:
Whatcom Community College Students for Life leader Autumn Lindsey told the Daily Caller News Foundation that she and several other students were doing a “40 Days for Life” campaign Saturday outside the Bellingham, Washington, Planned Parenthood when the incidents occurred.
“We have people constantly scream at us or flip us whole driving by,” Lindsey said. “Occasionally we have people come talk to us. Sometimes the women going into Planned Parenthood come talk to us and we tell them that we love them and that they have other options.”
People drove by the group of four students Saturday “yelling obscenities and displaying crude gestures,” according to a Students for Life press release. One man masturbated in a car “towards the group” as his friend drove slowly by the protesters, it said. Another woman flashed the group while yelling, “My body, my choice,” according to the press release.
Lindsey called the masturbation incident “unheard of.”
A woman in a car told the students that “Satan is the one true lord” and
“[W]e don’t need your prayers.” She then yelled, “Hail Satan!”
Lindsey told The Daily Caller that many people who confront those praying outside of Planned Parenthoods often mention Satan.
But Lindsey said this woman “driving in her car seemed to honestly believe it.” Lindsey thinks the others bring up Satan as “a way for them to try and get under our skin.”
A student said that “teenage boys screamed profanities in their faces.” A person on a bicycle “threw a vial with an unidentified liquid that shattered on the sidewalk.
The police department arrived on the scene to analyze the liquid. The group of students called the police four times.
Lindsey said the students never yell at the women entering the clinic. Instead, the students let them women know they are loved and have other options.
“The threats and vitriol must be stopped. Every day it seems like we hear of a new account of vandalism, threat of violence, or acts of intimidation towards peaceful pro-lifers,” Hawkins said. “What happened Saturday shows us the worst of the worst of the pro-choice movement; obscenity, Satan worship, and lewdness towards students. We firmly reject all acts of violence and intimidation towards our students.”
The students vowed that no one will scare them away from praying outside the clinics:
LIVE: Update from Washington with student spokesperson Autumn Lindsey. It may be a “hail Satan,” physical attack, or bullying, but the Pro-life Generation won’t be silenced. We will not stop standing up for the most vulnerable and offering help outside this abortion facility. Help us stand united with these brave students!
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