Pennsylvania State Representative Brian Sims, who is a Democrat, spent his Thursday afternoon repeatedly harassing an elderly woman as she sought to exercise her First Amendment rights to protest Planned Parenthood.
In a video, which Sims not only recorded but also uploaded it to social media, the politician approaches the woman standing by herself outside of a Planned Parenthood clinic. Sims barrages her with questions as she repeatedly tries to turn and walk away. He continues to follow her, mocking her religious and personal views with each stride. At one point, Sims refers to the woman as “an old, white lady” and repeatedly says “shame on you, shame!”
Sims follows her up and down the sidewalk, raising his voice on occasions and accuses her of being a racist. “There’s nothing Christian about what you’re doing,” he says to the woman.
At another point of the video, Sims pushes his camera inches from her face which causes the woman to push back and tell the state representative to get out of her face.
“Push back against Planned Parenthood protestors, PLEASE!” Sims captioned the video, which continued to garner more views over the weekend.
“They prey on young women, they use white privilege, & shame. They’re racist, classist, bigots who NEED & DESERVE our righteous opposition. Push back, please!” he added.
“Planned Parenthood protesters are scum! I’ve spent years as a patient escort witnessing firsthand the hate, vitriol, hostility and BLATANT RACISM they spew,” Sims continued in another tweet.
Live Action, a pro-life organization, shared the video to draw attention to the state representative’s harassment.
“This is shameful,” they wrote in a tweet.
“Bring it, Bible Bullies! You are bigots, sexists, and misogynists and I see right through your fake morals and your broken values,” Sims responded.
Several people online condemned the lawmaker for his actions and attempted intimidation:
The Daily Caller reports:
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Every year in Philadelphia 10,000 babies lives are ended by abortion. The babies are killed, the mothers are wounded, and our society loses valuable people who should be here.
I see women every day as a gynecologist who regret this choice and say that if ANYONE was willing to step up and fill the void they felt when they made the decision to abort they would have changed their mind. They chose not because they wanted to abort but because they were afraid, alone, they had no money, no place to stay, no community… many were coerced into the decision… and they live with the pain for a lifetime.
So in response, we have loving, kind, peaceful, prayerful sidewalk servants trying to cover every hour that these places are open. We stand there… pray for the women, children, workers, and escorts… we offer help, hope, resources so that the men and women know that someone wants to help them. In the blessing bags we give a card that tells the woman she is strong, beautiful and awesome and we want to walk with her, we offer free pregnancy tests and ultrasound, we give a pamphlet that has info on the pregnancy centers, abortion pill reversal, post-abortion healing, etc, etc… we don’t yell, scream, degrade or belittle… but we are persecuted.
This poor woman who wanted to do nothing but stand, pray and hand out blessing bags was verbally assaulted and badgered by a state rep. This man should not be representing anyone as he is obviously only capable of defending those that go along with his beliefs.
Please join us and pray for the conversion of Brian Sims – bully