Pro-Life Mother and Daughters Accosted by Lawmaker and Berated for Publicly Praying Outside Planned Parenthood
- Democratic Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims filmed himself yelling at people praying outside a Planned Parenthood.
Garecht, the mother of two girls Sims filmed, said in an interview with
The Daily Caller News Foundation that Sims’s behavior left her
daughters and their friend shaken.
- The group was praying outside the Planned Parenthood during the Thursday before Easter.
mother of two girls Democratic Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims
filmed said he targeted her daughters and their friend with anger,
leaving them shaken after he offered a reward for their information in a
video posted to social media.
Ashley Garecht said she had been
to the southeastern Pennsylvania Planned Parenthood about five times
before the incident took place. On Holy Thursday of Easter weekend, she
brought her 13- and 15-year-old daughters and their friend with her to
pray outside the abortion clinic.
Garecht told The Daily Caller News Foundation Sims
approached her and her children twice, the first time without a camera,
but “yelling pretty aggressively” and focusing mainly on the teenaged
girls. Garecht said she repeatedly stepped between him and the girls and
asked him not to speak to them. (RELATED: Pennsylvania Rep Offers Reward To Anyone Who Will Dox Pro-Life Teens In His Video)
weren’t trying to talk to anyone coming in or out of the clinic,” she
told TheDCNF. “In candor, what concerned me was that he was yelling
mostly at the girls.”
She said Sims left for about 10 minutes and
returned with a camera as Garecht and the three girls were preparing to
leave. He then proceeded to film the girls and encourage viewers to
send him information on them.
“What we’ve got here is a bunch of …
pseudo-Christian protesters who’ve been out here shaming young girls
for being here,” Sims said in the video as he filmed Garecht and the
three girls, before offering a reward for anyone who could provide their
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.