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At Germantown Clinic Protest, Operation Rescue's Troy Newman Calls Pregnant Woman "Bitch"

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Written by Editor-in-Chief Jodi Jacobson for RH Reality Check. This diary is cross-posted; commenters wishing to engage directly with the author should do so at the original post.

Check out all of RH Reality Check's coverage of the 2011 Summer of Trust / Summer of Choice convergence in Germantown, MD here.

Here's a scene from Germantown, Maryland, where hundreds of clinic defenders have been gathering to peacefully protect the clinic where Dr. LeRoy Carhart will provide care to women in need of late abortions.

On one side of the street, a block away from a small group of anti-choicers, peaceful defenders held signs of support for Dr. Carhart.  One of the defenders, a pregnant 20-something woman, sat on the curb in the heat and humidity holding her sign.  A man darted across the street from her and started taking pictures.  He then darted back across the street toward her to take more.  Finally, he got down in the middle of the street in front of the pregnant woman, taking pictures of her.

She asked, in exasperation (an obvious reaction when someone is upskirting you sitting on a sidewalk, pregnant and hot) and concerned he would get hit by a car: "Who are you?"

His answer?

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