Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims, who posted videos of himself harassing an elderly woman outside a southeastern Pennsylvania Planned Parenthood facility, and another video asking followers to dox three teenage girls, brazenly challenged his critics.
Calling those who disagree with his aggressive behavior “Bible bullies,” the weak excuse for a legislator told them to “bring it.”
— Brian Sims (@BrianSimsPA) May 5, 2019
Sims, an abortion enthusiast, represents the face of the intolerant left in America today and his actions were so egregious that conservative writer/author Matt Walsh called for a “huge pro-life rally” in the Democrat’s backyard.
The rally is at the Planned Parenthood facility, which is across the street from where Sims lives.
“This coward is accosting women and children at this clinic in Center City,” Walsh tweeted. “Let’s organize a huge pro-life rally at this location. I’d be happy to drive up there. Who’s game? Let’s see if Brian is man enough to show up when there’s more than just kids and elderly women there.”
Well, the pro-life movement did “bring it” Friday. By the hundreds.
Ashley Garecht, the mother of the teen girls Sims was offering $100 to have doxxed was at the rally.
“We are here today to witness the tangible proof of incredible effort,” Garecht told the large crowd. “I know there are people who have been doing this work for decades, and that they are not always given the gift of seeing the tangible fruit of their work.”
“What we’ve got here is a bunch of … pseudo Christian protesters who’ve been out here shaming young girls for being here. So, here’s the deal, I’ve got $100 to anybody who will identify these three, and I will donate to Planned Parenthood,” Sims said in the video.
Concerned about the safety of her daughters, Garecht filed a police report against Sims, according to Life News.
She told CBS Philadelphia that the Democratic lawmakers aggressive behavior was cause for concern and the girls are ages 13 and 15 — the third girl was a friend.
Ashley Garecht, the mother of teenage girls who @RepSims harassed and doxxed, has filed a police report against the Democratic politician.
His aggressive behavior had her concerned for her daughters and their friend’s safety. The girls are 13 and 15.https://t.co/Dj6z3RRXTa
— LifeNews.com (@LifeNewsHQ) May 10, 2019
“Absent the pro-life issue, this was about an adult interacting with minors in an aggressive manner and an adult infringing on minors’ speech,” she told the CBS affiliate.
There is also growing movement calling on state Rep. Sims to retire from office, given his despicable actions.
— LifeNews.com (@LifeNewsHQ) May 10, 2019
Stopping well short of apologizing, Sims issued a statement in response to the huge outcry over his actions, essentially blaming those who pray for unborn babies being killed in Planner Parenthood facilities.
He did acknowledge that he could “do better.”
I will fiercely protect a woman’s right to make the best choices for her health & her body, unimpeded. I also know that two wrongs don’t make a right, especially on the front lines of a civil rights battle. I can do better, and I will do better, for the women of Pennsylvania. pic.twitter.com/jURL1UX9qE
— Brian Sims (@BrianSimsPA) May 7, 2019
Not that he his actions haven’t done some good, as Garecht and her husband created a GoFundMe page after the incident and it has raised well over $100,000 for a pro-life non-profit in Philadelphia.
Here are some other videos of Fridays rally/protest, including a speech from Father John McIntyre, an Auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
— Lizanne Pando (@SHLizanne) May 10, 2019
Another video captured the crowd in prayer.
Prayer now after anti-abortion protest outside of Planned Parenthood @ 11. The protest was organized after videos posted by Pa. State Rep. Brian Sims went viral. He was seen berating several people protesting outside of Planned Parenthood. He’s admitted he went too far. @6abc pic.twitter.com/IK44HtiCG0
— Bob Brooks (@BobBrooks6abc) May 10, 2019
Walsh made it a point to invite Sims to Friday’s rally, but it would appear that he did not make it.
Here are a sampling of responses to Friday’s event from Twitter:
A WONDERFUL response to the hateful bigoted bully state rep Brian Sims in Philadelphia. His disgusting behavior toward ppl quietly praying on public sidewalks met today by huge crowd to support LIFE! #ResignBrianSims https://t.co/oxF1RrqTGl
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) May 10, 2019
— Alexandra DeSanctis (@xan_desanctis) May 10, 2019
Demonstrators have begun praying individually as the protest begins. Planned Parenthood staff look on. The sure is a lot different than the antifa protests I'm used to.#rebelphilly #BrianSimsResign pic.twitter.com/iDbLXKDlP0
— Keean Bexte (@TheRealKeean) May 10, 2019
Hey @BrianSimsPA , you sure helped your cause, didn’t you? I think you need to do it again tomorrow.
— Paul Gosselin (@LandscapeLights) May 10, 2019
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