Pro-Life Activist Abby Johnson Invites Brian Sims To Clinic After Video Controversy
Pro-life organization founder and former Planned Parenthood director Abby Johnson invited Democratic Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims to meet her Friday morning at the abortion clinic where he confronted pro-lifers, including teenage girls.
Sims came under fire after he filmed himself accosting pro-life supporters praying outside a Planned Parenthood in Philadelphia. The state representative entered the limelight after he posted a video May 2 showing him confronting and mocking an older woman praying outside the abortion clinic.
“Bring it, Bible Bullies! You are bigots, sexists, and misogynists and I see right through your fake morals and your broken values,” Sims tweeted after pro-life group Live Action posted about the exchange.
Video also surfaced showing Sims offering a reward for someone to provide him with information on three young girls who were praying outside the clinic, and saying he will donate $100 to Planned Parenthood.
Following the incidents, Johnson invited Sims to have a conversation outside the clinic.
“Whatever he wants to talk about, I invite him to come on Friday morning,” Johnson said, according to a Tuesday press release.
She also extended an invitation on Facebook.
Johnson worked as the director of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Bryan, Texas, for eight years before leaving the organization in 2009. She is the founder of pro-life group And Then There Were None (ATTWN), which helps abortion workers leave their jobs and find careers outside of the abortion industry.
“Brian Sims is a bully, deliberating picking on people who cannot stand up to him, seeking identifying information on underage girls for who knows what reasons, and calling people horrible and offensive names online for everyone to see,” Johnson said.
Democrat state lawmaker Brian Sims (PA) harasses an elderly woman for her Christian faith, tells her not protest Planned Parenthood in public, calls her racist, asks for her address so he can show up to her home as an elected official and harass her https://t.co/vJPDQz3YwY
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) May 5, 2019
Johnson also called out pro-choice groups for remaining silent after Sims’s behavior.
“No women’s rights organizations have condemned his hate speech or bullying of an elderly woman,” she said. (RELATED: Mom Says Daughters Left Shaken After Democratic Rep Accosted, Filmed Them Outside Planned Parenthood)
Sims tweeted that “two wrongs don’t make a right” Tuesday.
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
Sims also tweeted Monday about protecting victims of hate crimes.
Sims’s office did not immediately respond to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.
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