My Red State colleague Alex Parker has written about recent incidents involving PA state Rep. Brian Sims (D) engaging in despicable behavior against peaceful pro-lifers at a local Planned Parenthood in Philadelphia.
In one incident, Sims bullied an elderly pro-life woman , demanding her home address, and mocking her Christian faith. In another, he made a video offer to Twitter followers of $100 to dox three teenagers who he harassed as they peacefully prayed outside of the Planned Parenthood.
Because of the relentless backlash that has ensued, Sims, who fancies himself as a one-man wrecking crew in defending far left causes, issued a non-apology apology today on social media. His statement doesn’t really quite cover the fact that he, as a government official, was interfering with American citizens and their right to protest.
In response to Sims’s reprehensible behavior, the Daily Wire‘s Matt Walsh, who frequently writes about pro-life issues, had the idea of organizing a rally at that same Planned Parenthood to counter Sims. The idea, he writes, has taken off:
Last night, I suggested on Twitter that we organize a massive rally at that very same Planned Parenthood in Philadelphia. I thought it would be good to show Sims and everyone else that we are not going to sit back submissively while pro-lifers are abused for speaking out in defense of the unborn. Happily, this rally is now becoming a reality. Minutes after I sent that tweet, a number of pro-life groups reached out to help organize. Several prominent conservative voices expressed their desire to be a part of the effort. Hundreds of people said they would like to attend.
So, at 11 AM this Friday, I will be at that clinic on 1144 Locust St in Philadelphia alongside Abby Johnson, Lila Rose, Graham Allen, and many others. If Sims wants to show up with his camera again, any one of us would be more than happy to engage with him. I know he prefers to target elderly women and teenage girls, but now he’ll have the opportunity to pick on someone his own size. The lesson here is simple: If you try to intimidate us into silence, we will only get louder. Bullying tactics will achieve the exact opposite of what you intended. That’s the takeaway.
Walsh even encouraged Sims on Twitter to attend the rally with camera in hand:
The rally is planned for 11 AM on Friday at the Planned Parenthood on 1144 Locust St in Philly. A bunch of different pro-life groups reached out to me minutes after I sent that original tweet and this all came together quickly. We invite @BrianSimsPA to come with his camera!
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) May 7, 2019
This ought to be good.
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