Lila Rose assaulted by Planned Parenthood escort

posted at 11:45 am on February 1, 2010 by Cassy Fiano

Lila Rose is a well known pro-life advocate. As the president and founder of Live Action, she’s done a lot of really amazing work exposing Planned Parenthood for what they really are: an evil organization looking to profit off of the slaughter of the unborn by any means necessary. They’ll manipulate women into getting abortions. They’ll lie about the science. And time after time, they’ve been proven to look the other way when cases of alleged statutory rape are presented to them. All of this has been exposed to be light thanks to the hard work of Lila Rose. Whether you are for or against abortion is really irrelevant — every parent in America should be against Planned Parenthood for the crimes they commit and the lack of ethics possessed by this organization.

Given all that, it’s really not a surprise what happened about a month and a half ago. While visiting a clinic in San Jose, CA, a male Planned Parenthood escort approached her… and then struck her.

At approximately 11:50am on Thursday, December 17th, 2009, Live Action President Lila Rose was struck by a male uniformed Planned Parenthood escort. The attack occurred on a public sidewalk outside a Planned Parenthood affiliate located at 1691 The Alameda in San Jose, California.

Lila Rose was visiting the abortion clinic with a group of about 20 students and three adults to pray and provide information to women who might be open to abortion alternatives.

According to a police report filed at the scene, supported by several witnesses, the following interaction took place between Miss Rose and the uniformed Planned Parenthood escort:

Rose, from the public sidewalk: “Sir, are you familiar with the abortion procedure?”
Escort approaches Rose rapidly from Planned Parenthood parking lot, says, “You idiot. You’ve caused so much trouble. You piece of crap.”
Rose offers to show Escort a picture: “Can I show you a picture of what it really does to a baby?”
The Escort strikes Miss Rose’s hand, knocking literature and Bible to the ground. Rose steps further back on sidewalk, Escort steps towards Rose.
Escort, visibly shaking, says, “It’s a woman’s choice!”
Rose says, “What about the baby’s choice?”
Escort says, “It’s not a baby!” Escort turns around and walks away.

Police were called and interviewed the victim and several witnesses. Rose sustained no injuries from the attack. Charges of assault and battery are pending. There have been no apologies.

Live Action maintains a strong commitment to non-violent public discourse. We expect Planned Parenthood will respond to their escort’s attack by publicly disavowing the use of violence.

I was asked by Live Action to try to contact Planned Parenthood and get a response from them about this incident. I genuinely wanted to know their side of the story. Have they done their own investigation into this? Is the escort, a Gerard Nordley, still working with Planned Parenthood? Do they have a statement? Will they issue an apology?

I called their public relations department repeatedly for over a month. I left message after message. I never received a single phone call to follow up about this incident, or a single e-mail. This leads me to believe that Lila Rose’s statement is indeed accurate, and that Planned Parenthood is trying to keep this quiet. I understand the role of escorts for abortion clinics, and approaching the abortion protestors is not in the job description. Assaulting them is definitely not. Lila wasn’t hurt, thankfully, but what happens next time? If this man wasn’t even disciplined for his actions, what will keep him from taking it a step further with someone else? And if Planned Parenthood does not discipline this man in any way, or issue an apology to Lila Rose, then you have to assume that they approve of his behavior.

Just one more thing to add to the list of reasons why this organization is truly rotten to the core.

UPDATE: I wanted to issue a note to clear up the confusion surrounding the Gerard – Gerald Nordley website. I contacted Lila to confirm that the man on the website is indeed the man who assaulted her, and she did. Also, the church he says he attends on his website is apparently not far from San Jose, CA. Hope that answers some questions.

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Real men hit women.

/Karl Marx

blatantblue on February 1, 2010 at 11:48 AM

She pushed a picture in front of him and he slapped her hand?

Bad form certainly but does that rise to the level of characterization of “assault”?

pabarge on February 1, 2010 at 11:50 AM

They see no wrong with committing violence against a baby; why not assault a woman as well?

atheling on February 1, 2010 at 11:50 AM

Bad form certainly but does that rise to the level of characterization of “assault”?

pabarge on February 1, 2010 at 11:50 AM

good point

blatantblue on February 1, 2010 at 11:51 AM

I’m not sure that rises to the level of assault. Rude, Awful, Douchey would all be proper adjectives but assault? I think that’s a stretch.

Kronos on February 1, 2010 at 11:51 AM

I’d like to see Law and Order have an episode on this kind of behaviour.

Johnny 100 Pesos on February 1, 2010 at 11:51 AM

Bad form certainly but does that rise to the level of characterization of “assault”?

pabarge on February 1, 2010 at 11:50 AM

It’s not a “characterization” of assault. It’s the legal description.

atheling on February 1, 2010 at 11:51 AM

I’m hoping that Rose has video or photo evidence in addition to eyewitness accounts.

Having the images to confront Planned Parenthood about their escort’s actions will make things go much smoother because they can’t complain that it wasn’t a Planned Parenthood representative or that Rose assaulted them first.

The whole incident from when the Coakley aide attacked the reporter illustrates how much video evidence helps in not only identifying the suspect but also diffusing any spin they can use to weasel their way out of the situation.

teke184 on February 1, 2010 at 11:51 AM

thanks for posting this. Interesting.

ted c on February 1, 2010 at 11:53 AM

There is not such thing as Pro- Choice .You either choose there way or they will beat the hell out of you.These people or lower than pond scum.If this country can not protect the lives of the innocent unborn then all else does not matter.

thmcbb on February 1, 2010 at 11:54 AM

Bad form certainly but does that rise to the level of characterization of “assault”?
pabarge on February 1, 2010 at 11:50 AM

Slap a cop’s hand and see what happens.

LincolntheHun on February 1, 2010 at 11:54 AM

Does anyone have the sense that the more we protest at places like this, or at a tea party; there is going to be violence and it is escalating? SEIU has announced a new movement to attack tea parties. Lila gets hit. Tea party people have been hit. It is the whole Chicago thuggery machine in motion. Very troubling.

freeus on February 1, 2010 at 11:54 AM

In my experience, the pro-choice “escorts” I’ve met are some of the angriest and most hateful people I’ve ever encountered. But most of them are just doing that to cover up serious wounds they have on the inside. Pray for them. A good friend of mine used to work for Planned Parenthood, and is now a youth minister. Anybody can change. Conquer through love.

VanPalin on February 1, 2010 at 11:55 AM

Bad form certainly but does that rise to the level of characterization of “assault”?

pabarge on February 1, 2010 at 11:50 AM

Sure…we’ll just allow a little intimidation and slapping. It causes no harm to freedom of expression.

genso on February 1, 2010 at 11:55 AM

pabarge et al:

Striking someone regardless of the degree of force used is called battery. Assault is the use of threating language prior or during the act of battery.

jerryofva on February 1, 2010 at 11:55 AM

IF they are not babies, how can we quantify ourselves as human beings, or determine our genders? If they are not babies…what are they?

It’s a sick, sick mind, that can rationalize life this way.

capejasmine on February 1, 2010 at 11:57 AM

God bless you Cassy Fiano for having the nerve to call Planned Parenthood for what they are, an evil corporation.

fourdeucer on February 1, 2010 at 11:57 AM

I’d like to see Law and Order have an episode on this kind of behaviour.

Johnny 100 Pesos on February 1, 2010 at 11:51 AM

Please, no. The L&O version of a pro-life activist has been done so many times, and they’re yet to get it right.

RachDubya on February 1, 2010 at 11:57 AM

Interesting, but being slapped on the hand by some overeager Anti-Life supporter is pretty trivial. Sure, you’d get in trouble doing that to a cop, but Lila isn’t a cop.

That said, it’s yet another example of how caring and compassionate the folks at Planned Parenthood are.

hawksruleva on February 1, 2010 at 11:58 AM

“It’s not a baby”

God almighty.

SouthernGent on February 1, 2010 at 11:58 AM

Maybe if it was YOUR hand or YOUR daughter’s hand or YOUR wife’s hand you would understand that that was and is legal assault.

Ris4victory on February 1, 2010 at 11:58 AM

I’m sure this event warmed the reprobate happyfeet’s heart.

daesleeper on February 1, 2010 at 11:59 AM

I’m not sure that rises to the level of assault. Rude, Awful, Douchey would all be proper adjectives but assault? I think that’s a stretch.

Kronos on February 1, 2010 at 11:51 AM

Generally, the essential elements of assault consist of an act intended to cause an apprehension of harmful or offensive contact that causes apprehension of such contact in the victim.

The act required for an assault must be overt. Although words alone are insufficient, they might create an assault when coupled with some action that indicates the ability to carry out the threat. A mere threat to harm is not an assault; however, a threat combined with a raised fist might be sufficient if it causes a reasonable apprehension of harm in the victim.

Intent is an essential element of assault. In tort law, it can be specific intent—if the assailant intends to cause the apprehension of harmful or offensive contact in the victim—or general intent—if he or she intends to do the act that causes such apprehension. In addition, the intent element is satisfied if it is substantially certain, to a reasonable person, that the act will cause the result. A defendant who holds a gun to a victim’s head possesses the requisite intent, since it is substantially certain that this act will produce an apprehension in the victim. In all cases, intent to kill or harm is irrelevant.

In criminal law, the attempted battery type of assault requires a Specific Intent to commit battery. An intent to frighten will not suffice for this form of assault.

There can be no assault if the act does not produce a true apprehension of harm in the victim. There must be a reasonable fear of injury. The usual test applied is whether the act would induce such apprehension in the mind of a reasonable person. The status of the victim is taken into account. A threat made to a child might be sufficient to constitute an assault, while an identical threat made to an adult might not.

Virtually all jurisdictions agree that the victim must be aware of the danger. This element is not required, however, for the attempted battery type of assault. A defendant who throws a rock at a sleeping victim can only be guilty of the attempted battery assault, since the victim would not be aware of the possible harm.

Dread Pirate Roberts VI on February 1, 2010 at 12:00 PM

She pushed a picture in front of him and he slapped her hand?
Bad form certainly but does that rise to the level of characterization of “assault”?

pabarge on February 1, 2010 at 11:50 AM

Technically, it was a “battery” which is defined in the law as any offensive contact. An “assault” is to make one in fear of imminent bodily harm. The terms are often joined as “assault and battery” but are two distinct offenses. (See “battered woman”) Happy to clear that up before y’all excuse the Escort’s conduct.

BigAlSouth on February 1, 2010 at 12:00 PM

If it is not a baby, then you are not pregnant. If you are not pregnant, then there is no reason for an abortion. Therefore, Planned Parenthood will be closing it’s doors immediately. Riiiight?

ExcessivelyDiverted on February 1, 2010 at 12:02 PM

A man does not strike a woman, period.

KinleyArdal on February 1, 2010 at 12:02 PM

Assault would have been when she had to step back from him, in an obvious effort to increase the distance between them, and thus the preceived safety of distance. People who aren’t afraid or at the very least uncomfortable, don’t back up.

Snake307 on February 1, 2010 at 12:03 PM

California Penal Code:
242. A battery is any willful and unlawful use of force or violence upon the person of another.

243. (a) A battery is punishable by a fine not exceeding two thousand dollars ($2,000), or by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding six months, or by both that fine and imprisonment.
http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/waisgate?WAISdocID=04395014859+7+0+0&WAISaction=retrieve

Chris_Balsz on February 1, 2010 at 12:03 PM

ExcessivelyDiverted on February 1, 2010 at 12:02 PM

Yep…it’s just like a big cyst to these people.

genso on February 1, 2010 at 12:03 PM

Assault is defined as an unwanted touching. If the story is right and he put a hand on her, he assaulted her.

Cassy, you might want to close that tag, dear.

Pablo on February 1, 2010 at 12:03 PM

Sissy-man deathscort; he hit her hand.

The real violence happens inside the abortuary.

Pavel on February 1, 2010 at 12:05 PM

I think that’s battery you have in mind, Pablo.

Pavel on February 1, 2010 at 12:05 PM

http://www.bumptheshow.com/

check this newest “conversation” coming out as a web show – a reality show about who should get an abortion – WTF??

Ris4victory on February 1, 2010 at 12:06 PM

She pushed a picture in front of him and he slapped her hand?

Bad form certainly but does that rise to the level of characterization of “assault”?

pabarge on February 1, 2010 at 11:50 AM

If there’s physical contact, then yes it is an assault. Would’ve been nice if Fiano didn’t bury the minor nature of the assault several paragraphs deep, though. I’m sorry, but crying about this kind of silly scrap is what the other side does. If you’re going to confront abortion advocates, grow some thicker skin for crying out loud.

I mean, compared to the two deaths last year (one murder committed by an advocate on each side), this is downright cheesy. Thanks for nothing.

cackcon on February 1, 2010 at 12:07 PM

Bad form certainly but does that rise to the level of characterization of “assault”?

Give it the President test. Can you do it to the President? No? Then why should any of us be any different?
 
It’s-not-a-baby-wise, then why has the word “expectant” been around for so long?

rogerb on February 1, 2010 at 12:07 PM

Par for the course. The clinic reps outside of the clinic are usually pretty scary. A friend had one throw a cup of hot coffee at her baby, drenching the child.

obladioblada on February 1, 2010 at 12:07 PM

My question is, what the hell is a Planned Parenthood escort?

KinleyArdal on February 1, 2010 at 12:07 PM

Thanks for a well written post Cassy; and especially for taking ACTION to defend what you believe in.

Geochelone on February 1, 2010 at 12:08 PM

that’s one big ass link you got there… and some very harsh language… always amazed me the way Christians are so adamant about abortion… you’d think it would be atheists that were against abortion, since it’s black for them after wards… and for the Christians, they believe the babies go to heaven… so what’s the big deal, if the babies get to skip mortal lives and go straight to streets of gold?

“anyways…” as Cassy is fond of saying… do you really think you’re ever going to win this argument, and isn’t this quite the hypocritical stance when republicans say the government has no business in our health-care but they can tell a woman what they can or cannot do with their bodies?

until a child can live outside of the mother, it lives at the will of the mother…

what if a pregnant woman wanted to kill herself? does she have the right to do so? do you have the right to kill yourself?

lights fuse and walks away…

Kaptain Amerika on February 1, 2010 at 12:08 PM

I’d like to see Law and Order have an episode on this kind of behaviour.

Johnny 100 Pesos on February 1, 2010 at 11:51 AM

Somehow, I don’t think they would do justice to Lila Rose’s side of the story.

I was watching it last night (a repeat episode on cable) and the cop was repeatedly swinging a metal pipe at an unarmed suspect that he was questioning. The guy had to back away to avoid being whacked. I do not work in the justice system in any capacity, but doesn’t that constitute terroristic threatening?

The writers of Law and Order are leftists. To them, the end justifies the means.

UltimateBob on February 1, 2010 at 12:08 PM

My question is, what the hell is a Planned Parenthood escort?

A person who helps a woman exercise her legal rights in the face of hate from people like you.

Grow Fins on February 1, 2010 at 12:10 PM

Bad form certainly but does that rise to the level of characterization of “assault”?

pabarge on February 1, 2010 at 11:50 AM

Imagine it was yourself, just innocently standing on a public sidewalk, and some stranger rushed up to you, and smacked your hand. I don’t believe it would warrant jail time, but perhaps this guy is a loose cannon, and the sooner they nip this behavior, as unacceptable, the better. Before someone REALLY gets hurt.

capejasmine on February 1, 2010 at 12:10 PM

Not at all surprised. A few years ago I tagged along with some prolife protesters in DC. My job was to photograph them with their signs for a website belonging to one of them.

The whole time we were there we were followed by a couple of men carrying cameras. They also photographed the protesters. I asked one of the protesters if they recognized them and was told that one of them was a pro-choice abortion supporter they had seen around. None of the three men tried to talk to any of the protesters or ask any questions. At one point I did make sure to get a photo of them, since their behavior was so peculiar. The prolife protesters ignored them for the most part. (except one feisty older woman who smiled whenever they aimed a camera at her.)

I was there with them the whole day but finally had to head out so I wouldn’t miss my train home. When I got home I got an email from Phil- one of the prolife protesters. Apparently a half hour after I left the prochoice photographers came back with buckets of paint and tossed them all over the pro-life signs and protesters. Most likely they had waited for me and my camera to leave to do their thing. I was really ticked about it, but Phil just shrugged it off. He said it was typical and they would just have to get new signs made.

It’s a shame that this has become business-as-usual. I don’t at all blame Lila Rose for pressing charges, if I were her I’d draw the line early and quick. That sort of thing can only lead to more trouble if it isn’t stood up to right away.

Jewels on February 1, 2010 at 12:10 PM

just innocently

right.

Grow Fins on February 1, 2010 at 12:11 PM

lights fuse and walks away…

No conviction of your beliefs, huh? Pathetic.

genso on February 1, 2010 at 12:11 PM

I’ll never trust a male escort again.

Urquhart on February 1, 2010 at 12:11 PM

My question is, what the hell is a Planned Parenthood escort?

KinleyArdal on February 1, 2010 at 12:07 PM

A Planned Parenthood Escort is a euphemism for a ghoulish medical procedure whereby a viable human fetus is “escorted” through the birth canal right into a medical waste bucket.

Sorry to be so graphic.

Geochelone on February 1, 2010 at 12:12 PM

A person who helps a woman exercise her legal rights in the face of hate from people like you.

Grow Fins on February 1, 2010 at 12:10 PM

So let me get this straight. Innocent people, who believe life begins in the womb, are quietly protesting, in peace, and handing out information on a PUBLIC sidewalk. The employee of the place that exercises a womans rights, slaps the literature out of her hand, without provocation other than his out of control anger issues….and you claim the right to life is the hate group?

Those who hate babies, kill babies.

capejasmine on February 1, 2010 at 12:13 PM

I know, I’m probably the only person here, that actively supports the right to an abortion. I’ve said why numerous times. I’ll summarize the reasons again.

1) In my opinion, a vast majority of women who have abortions, are liberals.

2) Since children tend to learn values from their parents, depriving Liberals of children to indoctrinate is a good thing.

3) Since Liberals are thus reducing thier numbers, eventually, they’ll be reducing their effect on our society.

4) Since we can’t teach a liberal, and we can’t restrict their breeding, the next best thing is to allow them to destroy their own offspring.

Therefor, by allowing abortions to be performed, we continue to help the Liberal belief system dwindle. Already, we’ve seen tens of millions of little liberals fail to reach voting age, and you can easily see how the resulting political map has changed.

From Liberal Republicans like Eisenhower, we have moved to Moderate Republicans like Reagan, and slightly moderate Republicans like Bush, and Bush.

The future hold great promise for the Conservative movement, if only because our leaders like Sarah Palin have babies, and love children enough to raise them with values of their beliefs, and the Liberals love their freedom so much, that they object to having children, would probably interfere with their parties and fun to be saddled with the crumb crusher.

Eventually, should this trend continue, fewer and fewer abortions will be performed, as fewer and fewer Liberals exist at the child bearing ages.

Something to think about, support the elimination of the Liberal belief system. Support Abortion, it’s not a crime to allow them to destroy themselves is it?

Snake307 on February 1, 2010 at 12:13 PM

They see no wrong with committing violence against a baby; why not assault a woman as well?

The women are assaulted, in the most pernicious and vicious way. They will never heal. Think about it.

Haunches on February 1, 2010 at 12:14 PM

Considering the violence done to a woman’s body during an abortion, and the emotional and spiritual violence to follow, this does not surprise me in the least.

CurtZHP on February 1, 2010 at 12:15 PM

As it was explained to me, an assault doesn’t have to be physical. It can be something like a verbal threat or a motion that threatens. Once bodily contact is made — without the consent of the “assaultee” — it is battery. So yes, slapping her hand was a crime.

hachiban on February 1, 2010 at 12:15 PM

Does anyone have the sense that the more we protest at places like this, or at a tea party; there is going to be violence and it is escalating?

freeus on February 1, 2010 at 11:54 AM

This is why I legally carry a firearm anyplace where it is legal for me to do so (my home state and a few others).

I do not go looking for trouble, but I’ll be damned if I’ll stand by and let some union thug (or any other tyoe of thug) try and harm me or my loved ones while we peacefully protest. It would be the last mistake he ever made.

UltimateBob on February 1, 2010 at 12:15 PM

As far as it being assault, this qualifies under the legal description. Assault is the threat of the imminent use of physical violence. No physical violence need be carried out, but if it is, then that is battery.

This is assault by legal definition at least, if not also a mild case of legal battery.

aic4ever on February 1, 2010 at 12:17 PM

Bad form certainly but does that rise to the level of characterization of “assault”?

pabarge on February 1, 2010 at 11:50 AM

Really???

Well you stand there for a while and I’ll “slap” you. Let me know when you think it’s “assault”.

GoldenEagle4444 on February 1, 2010 at 12:17 PM

Years ago, I was entering into a department store, when a woman walked up and stuck a photo of an abortion in my face. I knocked it out of her hands, too.

Blake on February 1, 2010 at 12:17 PM

Ha!He was visibly shaken b/cause he probably never had seen anyone that had morals up to that point:)

ohiobabe on February 1, 2010 at 12:18 PM

How’s that eugenics thing going Margaret? Well? That’s nice, I’m sure you’re pleased that there are so many more “undesirables” out there than there would have been. At least you know your organization, Planned Parenthood, is continuing your efforts to cleanse the races.

Haunches on February 1, 2010 at 12:18 PM

Well you stand there for a while and I’ll “slap” you. Let me know when you think it’s “assault”.

GoldenEagle4444 on February 1, 2010 at 12:17 PM

No one was slapped.

Blake on February 1, 2010 at 12:19 PM

A person who helps a woman exercise her legal rights in the face of hate from people like you.

Grow Fins on February 1, 2010 at 12:10 PM

I wear the label of “hate” with a badge of honor when it comes from someone like you.

CDeb on February 1, 2010 at 12:20 PM

I’m not sure that rises to the level of assault

Yes, it does. Go look it up. Here, for instance. Highlights for the lazy:

An assault invoves:

1. An intentional, unlawful threat or “offer” to cause bodily injury to another by force;
2. Under circumstances which create in the other person a well-founded fear of imminent peril;
3. Where there exists the apparent present ability to carry out the act if not prevented.

Do I really need to find that Roadhouse clip where Patrick Swayze tells his bouncers to be nice, and that it’s just a job?

If somebody gets in your face and calls you a *bleep*, I want you to be nice. Ask him to walk. Be nice. If he won’t walk, walk him. But be nice. If you can’t walk him, one of the others will help you, and you’ll both be nice. I want you to remember that it’s a job. It’s nothing personal.

I R A Darth Aggie on February 1, 2010 at 12:21 PM

I say we send Tim Tebow to go confront this coward. TT would destroy him.

lavell12 on February 1, 2010 at 12:21 PM


The Escort strikes Miss Rose’s hand, knocking literature and Bible to the ground.”

OK, Blake….Stand there and I’ll “strike” you until you think it’s “assault”.

GoldenEagle4444 on February 1, 2010 at 12:21 PM

in the face of hate

Hate isn’t trying to save a life.

Haunches on February 1, 2010 at 12:21 PM

someone like you.

Watch your mouth.

Grow Fins on February 1, 2010 at 12:21 PM

Hate isn’t trying to save a life.

Maybe not, but it’s here, in the hostile, Manichean attitudes.

Grow Fins on February 1, 2010 at 12:22 PM

Watch your mouth.

Grow Fins on February 1, 2010 at 12:21 PM

Why?

Don’t like how your own words sound?

CDeb on February 1, 2010 at 12:22 PM

Oh, brother! Get over it! The police and prosecutors have better things to do then deal with this penny-ante stuff. No one is going to file criminal charges.

Blake on February 1, 2010 at 12:23 PM

Thank you for this wonderful and informative blog Cassy. God Bless you and keep fighting the good fight, I am bookmarking your blog.

OmahaConservative on February 1, 2010 at 12:23 PM

Almost a full page of comments, and no one has mentioned how gorgeous Lila Rose is?

Lorien, where are you?

UltimateBob on February 1, 2010 at 12:23 PM

Those who hate babies, kill babies.

I’ll believe you when I see you protesting the deaths of actual babies killed in NATO airstrikes in Afghanistan.

Grow Fins on February 1, 2010 at 12:24 PM

Well with the all environmental regulations,taxes,licensing,codes, employee regulations (taxes,union rules,health ins,workers comp,OSHA), PITA ect. Planned Parenthood is the lefts example of industry. That is why they push so hard for stem cell research it would amount to another industry thet produces nothing but has the potential for high profits. You can the global warming hoax with cap and trade and the carbon credits rip off scheme devisised from third world countries to that list. Hey to hell with these anticapitalist commie freaks.Whatever the outcome capitalism coupled with our form of government is the best thing going. We need to incorporate all the consititutional principles into our lives and get serious about being Americans and again we can change the world for the better.

sonnyspats1 on February 1, 2010 at 12:24 PM

It most definitely rises to the level of assault. We cannot tolerate any aggressive physical contact, otherwise we’d be lost in trying to draw an arbitrary line.

paul1149 on February 1, 2010 at 12:25 PM

I’ll believe you when I see you protesting the deaths of actual babies killed in NATO Obama-ordered airstrikes in Afghanistan.

Just a minor correction.

genso on February 1, 2010 at 12:26 PM

So a slap is no big deal. What about a push, a shove, a slap on the face rather than the hand? A mild kick to the shin? What?

Bishop on February 1, 2010 at 12:26 PM

OK, Blake….Stand there and I’ll “strike” you until you think it’s “assault”.

GoldenEagle4444 on February 1, 2010 at 12:21 PM

Again, no one was slapped. No one was struck. Stop making up facts. And no prosecutor is going to file criminal charges on this crap.

Blake on February 1, 2010 at 12:26 PM

Maybe not, but it’s here, in the hostile, Manichean attitudes.

Grow Fins on February 1, 2010 at 12:22 PM

I see you have no argument so you resort to the tactic of name calling. Typical.

darwin on February 1, 2010 at 12:27 PM

The worst part about that exchange is the “It’s not a baby” response. Several months ago I posted something about abortion on a blog I contribute to, and i had a commenter say pretty much the same thing, except worse. He opined that it wasn’t clear that a fetus was a human being…no joke. I guess these pro-abortion (not pro-choice…lets call it what it is) have to delude themselves into thinking that in order to support the practice.

changer1701 on February 1, 2010 at 12:27 PM

A man does not strike a woman, period.

KinleyArdal on February 1, 2010 at 12:02 PM

I don’t buy that. I’ve known women that could kick your butt and throughly enjoy it. Certainly I’m not endorsing violence against women but I don’t see a distinction between males and females. I’ve also known men who couldn’t defend themselves against a three year old. So I think it’s more of a “don’t strike helpless/peaceful people” and less of a gender issue.

And yeah this might fit the legal description of “assault” but it is still an over reaction. Certainly don’t back down but let’s not make a big deal over little stuff like this or when an actual assault takes place no one is going to listen.

Kronos on February 1, 2010 at 12:27 PM

I’ll believe you when I see you protesting the deaths of actual babies killed in NATO airstrikes in Afghanistan.
Grow Fins on February 1, 2010 at 12:24 PM

Please provide a link which describes how either the US military or any NATO member intentionally targets babies for airstrikes or military attacks of any kind.

I’ll wait.

Bishop on February 1, 2010 at 12:28 PM

I found somewhere, a couple of days ago, an image of Jesus holding an aborted baby, very tiny. Here it is:

http://family.webshots.com/photo/1002680194012911136npRqqOslGi

Jesus has a whole plan for those unborn, but by the selfishness of men and women, and evil around the world, they are cut short and it hurts Christ to the core.

Please pray for the unborn, and if you go to church, please ask the priest/minister/rabbi to do so. It may save a life inside that church.

And if you don’t believe and are an atheist *tsk tsk* get informed and watch videos and arrive to your own conclusion.

ProudPalinFan on February 1, 2010 at 12:28 PM

Maybe not, but it’s here, in the hostile, Manichean attitudes.

Manichaios Manes believed in the duality of the person. The flesh was evil and the spirit divine. The Manicheans were extreme ascetics who were fine with the destruction of the body. The “attitudes” you see here that you dispise are those of people who know that murdering the body is evil. It is the exact opposite of what you meant.

Haunches on February 1, 2010 at 12:28 PM

Almost a full page of comments, and no one has mentioned how gorgeous Lila Rose is?

Lorien, where are you?

UltimateBob on February 1, 2010 at 12:23 PM

Check out Cassy, too. Here & here. Not only smart, but smokin’ purty too.

OmahaConservative on February 1, 2010 at 12:29 PM

Shouldn’t they be called Planned NON-Parenthood?

profitsbeard on February 1, 2010 at 12:29 PM

Those who hate babies, kill babies.
I’ll believe you when I see you protesting the deaths of actual babies killed in NATO airstrikes in Afghanistan.
Grow Fins on February 1, 2010 at 12:24 PM

wow you really are a reprehensible human!

daesleeper on February 1, 2010 at 12:29 PM

I’ll believe you when I see you protesting the deaths of actual babies killed in NATO airstrikes in Afghanistan.

Grow Fins on February 1, 2010 at 12:24 PM

The war on terror isn’t about killing babies in Afghan.
A pro-choicer’s war on terror is between their legs.

Electrongod on February 1, 2010 at 12:29 PM

Maybe my nick should be Pollyanna, but I just don’t understand the WHY of these militant pro-choice folks.

Why are they so hell bent to get girls/women into their clinics for abortions?

Is it just all about the money????

I honestly don’t get it.

tru2tx on February 1, 2010 at 12:29 PM

Blake on February 1, 2010 at 12:26 PM

Time for you to scroll back up and read the post, Blake. Otherwise, you’re making yourself out to be a totally ignorant troll. Especially read the part where it says – according to the police report:

“The Escort strikes Miss Rose’s hand, knocking literature and Bible to the ground.”

GoldenEagle4444 on February 1, 2010 at 12:30 PM

wow you really are a reprehensible human!

So no babies have died in NATO airstrikes?

Grow Fins on February 1, 2010 at 12:31 PM

haha “Preview Post”, Cassie ;)

But seriously good article, this is something that should be big news, but the MSM being what they are, I probably wouldn’t have heard of it at all if not for this post.

ReformedAndDangerous on February 1, 2010 at 12:31 PM

So no babies have died in NATO airstrikes?

Grow Fins on February 1, 2010 at 12:31 PM

As another poster has requested, Please provide a link which describes how either the US military or any NATO member intentionally targets babies for airstrikes or military attacks of any kind.

CDeb on February 1, 2010 at 12:32 PM

So no babies have died in NATO Obama-ordered airstrikes?

You still missed that important point. Or do only NATO airstrikes hit the innocent?

genso on February 1, 2010 at 12:32 PM

I’ll believe you when I see you protesting the deaths of actual babies killed in NATO airstrikes in Afghanistan.
Grow Fins on February 1, 2010 at 12:24 PM
Please provide a link which describes how either the US military or any NATO member intentionally targets babies for airstrikes or military attacks of any kind.

I’ll wait.

Bishop on February 1, 2010 at 12:28 PM

42 million per year? 42 million people are killed every year by abortion. There is no comparison.

Haunches on February 1, 2010 at 12:32 PM

Oh, brother! Get over it! The police and prosecutors have better things to do then deal with this penny-ante stuff. No one is going to file criminal charges.

Blake on February 1, 2010 at 12:23 PM
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Charges are pending, or are you too lazy of an anarchist to read?

uknowmorethanme on February 1, 2010 at 12:33 PM

Bad form certainly but does that rise to the level of characterization of “assault”?

pabarge on February 1, 2010 at 11:50 AM
good point

blatantblue on February 1, 2010 at 11:51 AM

–It’s technically an assault and battery, if any physical contact was made. An assualt only has to be threatened physical contact. That said, it’s not much of one.

Jimbo3 on February 1, 2010 at 12:33 PM

“The Escort strikes Miss Rose’s hand, knocking literature and Bible to the ground.”

GoldenEagle4444 on February 1, 2010 at 12:30 PM

You’re right. Still, no prosecutor is going to file criminal charges.

Blake on February 1, 2010 at 12:34 PM

I’ll believe you when I see you protesting the deaths of actual babies killed in NATO airstrikes in Afghanistan.
Grow Fins on February 1, 2010 at 12:24 PM

Having actually been to Afghanistan, let me point out the difference between a deliberate action and an accidental one.
Of course I am all full of hate as I want to protect the innocent from people who value “privacy” over life.

LincolntheHun on February 1, 2010 at 12:34 PM

however afterwards one woman with minor wounds and a baby who suffered fatal injuries were found,” it said.
Grow Fins on February 1, 2010 at 12:32 PM

That’s in the first ten minutes of opening in one Planned Parenthood office.

Haunches on February 1, 2010 at 12:34 PM

I’ll believe you when I see you protesting the deaths of actual babies killed in NATO airstrikes in Afghanistan.
Grow Fins on February 1, 2010 at 12:24 PM
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Collateral damage in the name of freedom and keeping America safe? Or 40+ million babies murdered for no other reason than mommy’s selfishness?

Your priorities are out of whack.

Your

uknowmorethanme on February 1, 2010 at 12:34 PM

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