A Tennessee pro-life advocate has numerous pro-abortion activists on video ganging up and harassing her in front of an abortion clinic — the Bristol Regional Women's Center — and her assailants go so far as to allegedly touch and grab parts of her body and even lick her.
To say nothing of the mountain of verbal harassment she's received — with one of them allegedly asking her, "Daddy still butt-f***ing you?"
What are the details?
Thomas More Society — a legal firm that stands up for religious liberty and pro-life issues — has taken up the matter and helped sidewalk counselor Erika Schanzenbach file petitions for orders of protection against members of what the law firm calls a "radical pro-abortion organization."
More from the firm:
Thomas More Society Counsel Michael McHale explained that the offenders have often sought out Schanzenbach for harassment wherever she stands, even when she remains across the street from the abortion facility to avoid confrontation. The offenders subject Schanzenbach to a variety of abuses, including surrounding her and blocking her from view with large, open umbrellas; licking her arms; following her very closely wherever she walks — even back to her vehicle hundreds of feet away from the abortion facility; stealing and destroying her leaflets; and hurling profanities, taunts, and obscene gestures directly in her face. [...]
These abusers boast online about their illegal conduct, identifying themselves as "Pro-Choice Bristol." Their Facebook post, "Pink Manifesto," states that they will "use any means necessary to physically block" pro-life witnesses "from sight" and will do "anything at all not being enforced equally for the protection of patients whether demonstrably legal or not." The radical group also declares that "When local government fails" it will "step in."
Schanzenbach has been on the receiving end of harassment, abuse, and stalking by Denise Skeen, along with Denise's adult daughters, Alethea and Rowan. Each is named as a respondent in petitions for court orders of protection. Also named is Cheryl Hanzlik, who on multiple occasions has attempted to cause permanent hearing damage by pointing a bullhorn blaring loud police siren sounds directly into Schazenbach's face. Supplemental court complaints have also been filed against Hanzlik and Alethea Skeen for ongoing illegal harassment.
Here's one clip. (Content warning: Language):
Schanzenbach repeatedly tells the women to stop touching her, specifically to cease pressing their breasts against her body. Some verbal tidbits from the pro-abortion activists:
- "Suck my d***!"
- "What does she f***ing expect?"
- "Call the cops!"
- "She touched my t***y!"
In the below clip a white-bearded man screams in Schanzenbach's face to "shut up!" repeatedly and later adds that "it's going to be like this every single time." (Content warning: Language):
According to protection orders Thomas More Society filed:
- Last Sept. 4, Denise Skeen asked Schanzenbach, "Daddy still butt-f***ing you?" and has in the past harassed her with descriptions of oral sex, sodomy, and masturbation.
- That same day, Alethea Skeen pressed her body against the victim and screamed at her, "Suck it up you little bitch!" And on one occasion she advised Schanzenbach, "Stop coming to the clinic, and this all ends."
Here's a third video:
The law firm said that the cases will return to court in April when Schanzenbach's legal team will present substantial video evidence and live witness testimony demonstrating the ongoing abuse against her.
(H/T: PJ Media)