I got an email this morning with a story worth sharing. It largely centers on one of the Abort73 GUNS shirts. Stay tuned for any updates:
I want to tell you about a situation that I experienced on July 30, 2009. I am very upset and frustrated about this situation. I was headed to a work net one stop center to drop off my volunteer hours. I missed my stop and when I realized I had missed my stop. I got dropped off by the Bread and Roses Women’s Clinic which is an abortion clinic in Clearwater, Florida. Out of my peripheral vision I saw a gray-silver color PT Cruise coming out of the clinic parking lot. There was a lot of traffic and I kept walking on the side walk so I could cross the street and go to Publix Supermarket. Because I had called Pinellas Sun Coast Transit Authority to see when the next bus would be returning north to Park Street Terminal. So after leaving Publix, I went outside to wait for the bus to come and two Clearwater Police Department officers came and questioned me about where I was standing. I asked if I did something wrong. The officers told me that they got a call that someone was frightened of me and was afraid because I had on a black and white anti-abortion shirt. The person who complained lied and stated that I had been protesting the clinic for 2 hours. I told the officers that wasn't true at all, but the officers were more on the caller's side than mine. So the officer told me that the person was afraid because of the shirt I had on from abort73.com which says, “Would it bother us if they used guns?” It also has a gun on it. So the officers were unsure if I was telling the truth and stated that they would stand there and watch me get on the bus. I just want to say I do not believe it is safe for pro-lifers any more. The pro-death community is getting very vicious... I am committed to the pro-life cause. I cannot believe this has happened and I have been lied about just for wearing a pro-life shirt, crossing a street and waiting for public transportation. I called the bus company later that evening. They told me that the police can request a video to prove my time of getting on and off the bus. Please pray that I receive justice. Today I went to the Clearwater Police Department and got a copy of the incident report. The abortion clinic called 911 so the staff told me they could give me a copy of the incident report but they had to white out some things because 911 calls are not public records. I have faced an injustice just for being a pro-life person. Please help me. I will be following up with the officer and the supervising officer to ensure justice will be served.
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