“In-laws? Are you kidding me?
Abortion protesters who want to shut down a Maryland clinic have tried a pretty ridiculous new tactic that targets — get this — the in-laws of the guy who leases the building to a doctor.
Todd Stave’s in-laws came home to their Baltimore neighborhood Wednesday to find fliers up and down the street urging the shutdown of a women’s health clinic in Germantown that offers late-term abortions.
How do they ask for this? With high school yearbook photos of the landlord’s wife, Randi, along with the names, address and home telephone number of her parents. (Plus the usual bloody and graphic fetus photos.)
“What happened to your neighbor after she met and married Todd Michael Stave?” the flier said, in horror-movie letters dripping with blood.
Stave has been subjected to stuff like this his whole life. His father was a doctor who provided abortions in Maryland, and Stave grew up seeing protests and even a fire-bombing at the clinic.
Now, he owns the building and leases it toLeRoy Carhart, one of the few doctors in the nation to admit to performing late-term abortions.
Stave said he is totally fine with the protests near his clinic; that’s about freedom of speech. But after protesters marred back-to-school night and his daughter’s first day at middle school by marching with the huge, graphic photos and the home phone and address of the Stave family, he figured out a way to strike back. He assembled a group of supporters to call each of the protesters at home, flipping the script on the hundreds of phone calls he has endured in his family’s home.
In some cases, the protesters who harassed 11-year-olds at school got thousands of calls at their homes.”
Todd Stave is the same dude who founded and runs Voice of Choice.