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Pro-abortion activist: Pro-life protesters are ‘demonic soul suckers’

Caitlin Bancroft, who did an “undercover” exposé of crisis pregnancy centers, writes about her work as an abortion facility escort.
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By Ben Johnson

By Ben Johnson

September 10, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life activists who gathered outside an abortion facility where she volunteered as a clinic escort were “demonic soul suckers,” according to a George Washington University Law School student in a new column, describing her experiences as an escort.

In the article, “True Story: I Volunteered As An Abortion Clinic Escort,” published on Monday at The Frisky, Caitlin Bancroft also described the pro-life activists as “determined zealots,” and “fear-mongering extremists.” 

She recounted the story of a pregnant mother who already had one child and had been told she would not survive her pregnancy, and had opted for abortion.

When the woman went to her car for a cigarette, “the anti-choicers surrounded her like demonic soul suckers,” wrote Bancroft.

The "cruel protestors” said things like, “We know the best doctors. You need to see our doctors before you do this,” and "What’s the real truth? Why are you really doing this to your child?”

“Their behavior was appalling,” Bancroft wrote. “Their humanity was questionable.”

After the pro-life activists made their pleas to the woman, Bancroft said, "I put my body in between her and the determined zealots." Bancroft says that the woman then told her the story of her pregnancy. 

"For the entire time that she bared her soul, the protestors screamed at her. They called her selfish and sadistic. They told her that she was evil. They called her a murderer," said Bancroft.

A picture that accompanied the story showed an escort wearing a uniform that read, “Abortion on demand and without apology” – the rallying cry of the group Stop Patriarchy, which is a front for the Revolutionary Communist Party.

“New to the game as I was, I couldn’t understand how anyone could see a scared woman and feel the need to publicly shame her,” Bancroft said.

Bancroft is not entirely new to the movement. Earlier this summer, she wrote an "undercover" exposé of a crisis pregnancy center, while she was serving as a legal intern for NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia.

The pro-abortion lobby excerpted her “exposé” in an attack ad against Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli.

The ad recorded five “lies that a woman hears when she goes to a CPC.” Statements the activist group said were false included a woman's statement that the birth control pill “is just not good for you,” and “I don’t think you should be having sex because you’re not married.”

In a critique of the Bancroft's report, Adam Cassandra of Human Life International wrote that the list of five “lies” didn't actually contain any falsehoods.

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The law student's statements about pro-life demonstrators would ring familiar to David Bereit of 40 Days for Life, who earlier this year explained how abortion workers view those who pray outside abortionists' offices – and how pro-lifers should respond.

“They view us as self-righteous, judgmental, hateful, angry, trying to take away rights from women,” he told a group of young people at this year's Canadian March for Life. “That's why they get so angry. That's why they harass us. That's why they taunt us.”

“Your peaceful loving presence out there flies in the face of all the stereotypes they want to throw onto us,” he said. “When you show them love instead of condemnation, when you show them peace and joy instead of anger and judgment, that will begin to break down the walls.”


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