TEXAS: The violent tactics of big-business abortion and their supporters

This post has some brutal content, but it reveals the character of a certain slice of our pro-abortion neighbors.

When you have no respect for human life at its inception, why will you have any respect for people with whom you disagree?  When people are reduced to nothings at one stage, you will think you can hurt or humiliate, disfigure or abuse them at another.

Enter, pro-abortion protesters.

From Townhall:

Bricks and Tampons Intended to be Thrown at Pro-Life Lawmakers Confiscated by Police UPDATE: Jars of Feces Too

[There is a photo over there which must be seen to be believed.  I won’t post it here.]

Apparently chanting “hail Satan,” “f*ck the church,” “bro-choice” and holding signs that say “hoes before embryos” just wasn’t enough for pro-abortion protestors in Texas. According to reports on the ground, police have confiscated bricks, tampons, pads and condoms protestors planned to throw at pro-life lawmakers Friday before a final vote on legislation banning abortions past five months. Protestors continue to be loud inside the Capitol, but the Gallery where debate takes place is silent and under strict rules.

If you’re thinking the Occupy movement must be making a comeback through pro-abortion rallies, you’re not wrong. Many of the same people involved in the Occupy movement are based in Austin and deeply connected to radical, far Left movements.  [And they are also hired by people who back big-business abortion.]

UPDATE: The Texas Tribune is also reporting about bricks being confiscated.

DPS officials has been searching bags before letting people into the gallery, requiring them to throw away paper goods such as magazines, receipts, feminine pads and tampons.  One DPS officer said authorities had been instructed by the Senate’s sergeant at arms to confiscate anything that could be thrown from the gallery at senators on the floor. She said they had already found objects such as bricks, paint and glitter in bags.  [Pro-abortion protesters were going to thrown bricks at lawmakers from the gallery.]UPDATE II: Police have also confiscated jars of urine and feces.

During these inspections, DPS officers have thus far discovered one jar suspected to contain urine, 18 jars suspected to contain feces, and three bottles suspected to contain paint. All of these items – as well as significant quantities of feminine hygiene products, glitter and confetti possessed by individuals – were required to be discarded; otherwise those individuals were denied entry into the gallery.


These are the tactics we have to be ready for.

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  1. MaryL says:

    Biological Warfare ??

  2. NoTambourines says:

    I live in Texas, and I was watching the proceedings on our late local news the other night. Beyond that, the press has been predictably rather quiet about the savage spectacle of the pro-death crowd. What I saw reminded me of Fr. Longenecker’s writings about demonic rage — all the more so for the blasphemy and obscenity being spewed.

    I don’t know how many people saw that, presumably in response to having their tampons confiscated, a number of women removed from the rotunda for being disruptive had also splashed red paint on their pants/skirts to look like menstrual blood (I sure hope it was paint).

    LifeSiteNews has had good coverage of that side’s antics; if there’s any consolation in the disturbing display of the past few weeks, the pro-abortion activists have done a fine job of damaging their own cause.

  3. sw85 says:

    And check out this jerk, too:


    “Abortion = easier chicks! Whooooo!”

    Lord, have mercy!

  4. The Sicilian Woman says:

    This country is lost to narcissism, emotion and mob rule, and a press that does evil’s bidding.

  5. Elizabeth M says:

    Glitter… and feces? Only the master of Chaos could come up with such an absurd gesture. These people aren’t thinking. I wonder if in Biblical times they would have been called possessed.

  6. poohbear says:

    Hopefully this will open the eyes of the ‘average’ pro-choice person to see what is really behind the choice. I’m sure not all of them are this possessed.

  7. GypsyMom says:

    These people are evil, satanic. Imagine appearing before Christ after your last breath and seeing, at your judgment, yourself screaming and demonstrating for the “right” to dismember, crush, and burn alive His precious children, while holding a bag of feces with an intent to throw it at those defending the innocent. God have mercy!

  8. wmeyer says:

    poohbear, I doubt it. If the coverage is not on the MSM, then it will be seen by conservatives and people of faith, but not by the “average” person who is complacently watching the news.

  9. StJude says:

    Sick and vile. Evil is everywhere these days.. its not even hiding in a dark corner.
    I watched the proceedings on line.. one of the Senators from Texas who was for abortion after 5 months went on about his daughter who just had a baby shower… (didnt he mean to say fetus shower?)… sickening.. can you imagine growing up and Grandpa would have been fine with your death?
    Dont even get me started on the awful signs displayed by children on the pro abortion side.
    I was so proud of the pro lifer’s .. what a contrast to the ‘hail satan’ and feces in a jar crowd.

  10. Supertradmum says:

    A friend of mine was in the chamber while this was all happening. Unbelievable contrast between peace and chaos. Why is it that abortion and ssm as well brings out the nastiest of supporters? One becomes coarse when one lives in sin. Sin causes barbarism. We as a nation have crossed the threshold and fallen quickly into moral anarchy which will lead to a tyranny take-over.

  11. jeffreyquick says:

    Sigh. Jesus is more than willing to stay out of her lady parts, or any other portion of her life. That’s the beauty of free will. But it’s going to be a long lonely eternity.

  12. netokor says:

    Today is the anniversary of the french revolution-I can’t bring myself to capitalize these words. The culture of death is its fruit. Only God can put an end to this evil now. We must pray as never before, we must unite as never before. The Lord God deliver us from evil.

  13. Imrahil says:

    Frankly, part of me takes this as encouraging news.

    As far as political chances and probabilities within the, so-called but I won’t go in for precise definition, “reality” go, I’d never have even bet a penny on the pro-life movement. I’d have considered them (us, that is) doomed to, noble, defeat until kingdom come. (“Kingdom come” is metaphorical and may be the real teotw, or a teotwaki, but certainly something beyond any horizon of present vision.)


    then a reasonable pro-choicer would ignore us. Just ignore.

    Yet there they are, losing their reason with despair apparently, and throw feces.

  14. Ben Kenobi says:

    Imrahil, I take it as encouragement too. We had processions behind the cross into the rotunda. Singing amazing grace, etc. If not possessed, there are many, many unhappy people on the other side.

  15. JoyfulMom7 says:

    I agree that this is encouraging. Years ago, close friends of mine were part of the pro-life Rescue Movement, a movement that really did save lives. They told me that pro-aborts were often joined by homosexuals and these people would use profanity at them, spit at them, and throw urine on them, etc. while they peacefully prayed at the abortion businesses. Seems that when lives are being saved, tactics don’t change. The demons are getting desperate.

  16. Jean Marie says:

    The evil one knows the clock is ticking down for him and is trying to do as much harm and drag as many souls in Hell as possible. Soon Our Lady will crush his head – perhaps by 2017? The 100th Anniversary of Fatima? Does this correspond with Pope Leo’s vision?

  17. alanphipps says:

    We were following most of the debates and votes for this legislation via the live video feed setup by the Texas Tribune. We were absolutely infuriated when the mob shut down the last session before the vote could be fully counted, especially when it was clearly visible that some of the lawmakers themselves (and Cecile Richards) were egging the mob on, encouraging them to howl and shriek.

    However, please give props to the five democrats in the Texas House and the one democrat in the Senate who passionately supported this legislation. Democratic Sen. Eddie Lucio stood on conscience against his party to support this bill, and in his moving closing remarks Friday night, he quoted extensively from Cardinal DiNardo and Mother Teresa laying out why abortion at any stage is destructive and wrong. He completely took the wind out of Wendy Davis’ sails who spoke after he did prior to the final vote that secured passage of this bill.

    Please continue to pray for Texas and for Austin. The pro-abortion movement is funneling huge amounts of money here to defeat this legislation and move their cause forward, even though the majority of Texans (in spite of what they’ll tell you) do not support them at all.

  18. Kathleen10 says:

    Chimpanzees throw feces.
    I know it’s a tough week, especially for those in Texas watching this ugly debacle, but if you have the stomach for it, please take a look at this week’s episode of “MassResistance” because, it’s a doozy. There were over 200 bills presented the other day in Massachusetts, 9 or 10 times the usual amount, of course, by design. Pro-family people were made to wait all day to testify on any of the radical bills rammed through, including gender-confused people being allowed to use any bathroom they are so inclined on any particular day. Look, the photos alone at this website are worth the look, because it’s educating. Don’t assume a man is a man, or a woman is a woman, because you are likely to be wrong.
    Anyway, the Massachusetts legislature outdid themselves on this fine recent day, because they acted in a predictably tyrannical manner and did not allow any pro-family people to speak until 10:00 o’clock p.m., after most had given up and left. You had to put in writing what bill you wanted to discuss, and all the radicals and nut jobs went FIRST and there were no time limits on speaking, so people just went on and on unchecked. If you put you were pro-family, you did not even GET an opportunity to speak. The Constitutional rights of Americans in Massachusetts are now being publicly denied by the radical homosexual forces who are in charge. Amazingly (does that mean anything anymore?) even illegal aliens were allowed to speak before legal citizens and residents on the pro-family side were allowed to speak. (Photos are included.) One pro-family Republican spoke, and he sure deserves props, but he was treated very poorly by the radicals in charge.
    The reason I encourage all to go to the website and see for yourself, is that this is what is coming to your state and mine, very soon. The sooner we recognize it, read about what can be done, and try to gear up, the better. It’s a sad, depressing, but necessary education. While you are there you can help MassResistance and the other pro-family people perhaps out by sending an email to the listed “politicians”, whose insulting and outrageous treatment of pro-family people would be hard to beat. I like to inform any who listens I won’t come to their rotten state and spend my money, if I tell them anything about myself at all, which I often don’t.
    I can see the bumper sticker now:

  19. Kathleen10 says:

    Oh and someone made the good point about biological weapons. Here is a good bill item, that anyone who acts with the intention of throwing potentially dangerous body fluids at another will be charged with a Class X or whatever felony. Even a kook understands a felony charge. Texas always strikes me as the no-nonsense state of common sense. Shouldn’t take long to get that passed. We can’t legislate simple human decency and class, too bad.

  20. HeatherPA says:

    Bryan Kemper of Stand True has posted a video of what the inside of the Rotunda was like as the decision passed.
    It seriously was the scariest thing I have ever heard in my entire life. Even the Exorcist or Poltergeist pales in comparison to the sounds of demonic howling and rage heard in that video, I kid you not.
    And those where just movies. This was for real.
    It made me feel faint and sick.

  21. Jack Hughes says:

    Such classy people

  22. LeighAnna says:

    What really gets me about the reporting on this idiocy is that the only part of this that I saw circulated anywhere in liberal media, and commented on by pro-abortionists, was simply that “tampons were being confiscated.” That’s it. Not a word about the rest of it, or that some of the products were used, or what the intended purpose was.

    I know mainstream media is biased, but times like this it’s particularly galling.

  23. William Tighe says:

    The Texas bill is a bad law. Have you read the bill?

    A Christian pro-life Law School Professor friend of mine sent around the comment below; perhaps it may be of interest.
    Here’s the relevant language I believe makes the bill a bad one:

    SECTION 1. (a) The legislature finds that:

    (1) substantial medical evidence recognizes that an
    unborn child is capable of experiencing pain by not later than 20
    weeks after fertilization;
    (2) the state has a compelling state interest in
    protecting the lives of unborn children from the stage at which
    substantial medical evidence indicates that these children are
    capable of feeling pain;

    * * *
    (4) restricting elective abortions at or later than 20
    weeks post-fertilization, as provided by this Act, does not impose
    an undue burden or a substantial obstacle on a woman’s ability to
    have an abortion because:
    (A) the woman has adequate time to decide whether
    to have an abortion in the first 20 weeks after fertilization.

    * * *

    Sec. 171.042. DEFINITIONS. In this subchapter:

    * * *
    (2) “Profound and irremediable congenital anomaly”
    means a congenital anomaly that, in a physician’s reasonable
    medical judgment, will result in the death of the infant not later
    than minutes to hours after birth regardless of the provision of
    lifesaving medical treatment.

    * * *

    Sec. 171.046. EXCEPTIONS.

    * * *
    (c) The prohibitions and requirements under Sections
    171.043, 171.044, and 171.045(b) do not apply to an abortion
    performed on an unborn child who has a profound and irremediable
    congenital anomaly.

    So what do I find problematic with this?

    1. In Sec. 1 (a)(1) and (2), the state finds that an unborn child can feel pain not later than 20 weeks and that this gives the state a compelling state interest to protect the child. Yet, in Sect. 171.046(c), the state refuses to protect such a child when he has a congenital anomaly which will result in his death soon after birth.

    The lesson this teaches is that if the poor little baby is going to die from his disabilities anyway, let’s just get it over with and kill him now. I’m sure Peter Singer can make use of this lesson for his argument that the same applies after birth. And what would be the answer when he does? That killing before birth is different from after birth? Isn’t that the pro-choice crowd’s argument. The state of Texas will be on record if (when) this becomes law condoning the murder of these children even after doing so will cause them pain.

    2. In Sec. 1 (a)(4), the state tells us that any woman who chooses to do so can still get an abortion during the first 20 weeks and so this act doesn’t impose any undue burden.

    What lesson does this teach? To hurry up and get your abortion before the first half of your pregnancy is over. We, the great state of Texas, are doing nothing to prevent it. And how many abortions take place after the first 20 weeks? Just 1.5%. I would guess that a very high percentage of those fall under one of the exceptions, that is, the mother’s life is in grave danger or the baby has a fetal anomaly which will result in his death shortly after birth. And I would also guess that a lot of women on the fence at weeks 18 or 19 who wait end up keeping their baby, but going forward, a lot of those women will get the abortion before it is too late (and before they had a chance to change their mind).

    In short, this law does very little, if anything, to save any lives, but it does teach two very harmful lessons. It may make folks feel good and I’m sure those who worked for it had good intentions, but good intentions and good feelings don’t make good laws, often they make bad laws, like this one.

    You may say don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good. I agree with that principle. The problem here is that I don’t think this law does much good at all and the harm it does outweighs any good it may do. You’ll have to convince me that this law doesn’t do more harm than good.

  24. jeremyt says:

    I had the pleasure of protesting in Austin a couple of weeks ago in support of HB2. The diabolical was clearly at work, and at times chilling. The following days I was visited by past demons, and had to receive some sacramental graces to get my spiritual life back in order. There is a war going on. If I could have seen those demons visually, I’m sure I’d be in a coma somewhere right now. Pray for all those who have to work in those environments!

  25. pmullane says:

    jeremyt: thanks for your courage to place yourself in harms way for the sake of God and his little ones. If there is one thing that pervades the Homosexulaist agenda / Destruction of Marriage / murder of the innocent unborn, it is the evidence that the activity is demonic. You are a brave soul for standing up to the evil one, and my prayers go with you.

    God Bless.

  26. alanphipps says:

    William Tighe,

    Just a couple of points:

    1.) True, the fetal pain portion of the bill is limited to after 20 weeks. In order to secure constitutionality within the context of current law, which unfortunately protects abortion, the state has to demonstrate compelling state interest – and scientific evidence of fetal pain does just that. The state’s hands are bound from enacting a universal ban. It would almost certainly be overturned by a higher court. I think the 20 week ban still sends a powerful message. And Texas isn’t the first state to enact such a ban.

    2.) I agree that fetal abnormality is not a good exception. We can only see what the effect is.

    3.) The bill includes much more than a ban after 20 weeks. It requires abortion facilities to meet the standards of an ambulatory surgical center. It requires abortionists to maintain hospital admitting privileges at a nearby hospital (this is a good way to ensure they are “peer reviewed” by other doctors – many abortionists do not have admitting privileges and generally do not enjoy a high level of respect by their colleagues). The bill also requires administration of RU-486 to be done by a doctor.

    Generally, the bill is a very good step in the right direction.

  27. StJude says:

    alanphipps … I was impressed with Sen Lucio too.

    I was watching the live feed and when the Legislature stopped to pray .. the comments on the live feed turned especially vile..
    Makes me sick how people have let evil into their lives and just the mention of Jesus makes them completely unhinged.

  28. Marine Mom says:

    A small inner city Adoration Chapel, 24-7, last October celebrated their 10th year anniversary. At the beginning, there was a “clinic”a few blocks away. The “clinic” is no longer, having fled.
    “Glory to the Blood of Jesus.”

  29. netokor says:

    jeremyt, I also thank you for your courage and pray for you and all who are face to face with the devil. Evil has always been with us throughout history, but it seems that it is intensifying in our time. I just read a horrible story about a maniac who raped a 2-year-old in Alaska and killed the grandparents who were babysitting her. He also raped the grandmother. The darkness nowadays seems overwhelming and many openly embrace it. I haven’t in my lifetime seen so much blasphemous and obscene insolence as I witness now. The radical feminist, homosexual and abortion agendas are satanic. Pornography and drugs have entrapped so many of our young. The media is incredibly dishonest. We must pray, pray, pray.

  30. JuliB says:

    “What really gets me about the reporting on this idiocy is that the only part of this that I saw circulated anywhere in liberal media, and commented on by pro-abortionists, was simply that “tampons were being confiscated.” ”

    An old friend of mine posted that on her FB. I replied back with the additional items confiscated. Her reply? “They could have thrown bras and panties too, so why didn’t they confiscate those items?”

    I had no reply to that one, except a great sense of sadness. When one’s ideology blinds oneself to facts and decency, it is a tragedy.

  31. Gaetano says:

    This is what happens when you have your state capitol in Austin, which even the locals describe as 20 square miles surrounded by reality (technically, Austin is 270 square miles in size).

    To my mind, one of the worst offenses was glitter. Glitter bombs are increasingly popular for leftist protestors, and the darn stuff takes weeks (if not months) to clean out of everything.

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