Protesters at Planned Parenthood May Face 25-Foot Buffer Zone

Erika Hathaway sits in her wheelchair in front of the Valencia Street Planned Parenthood. A new ordinance would require that she protests 25-feet away from the entrance. Photo by Carly Nairn.

Erika Hathaway sits in her wheelchair in front of the Valencia Street Planned Parenthood. A new ordinance would require that she protests 25-feet away from the entrance. Photo by Carly Nairn.

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Protesters against Planned Parenthood may have to shout a little louder to be heard if the amendments to the San Francisco Access to Health Care Facilities ordinance introduced by Supervisor David Campos on Tuesday are approved.

The amendments would create a buffer zone in front of health care facilities like the Valencia Street Planned Parenthood clinic that would prohibit protesters, whose main objections are the abortions performed at the clinic, from coming within 25 feet of its entrance and exits.

A similar ordinance is in place for Oakland clinics. Campos’ office and Planned Parenthood cited Massachusetts’ 35-foot zone as an example of successful legislation.

Currently an 8-foot “bubble” law, enacted in 1993, prohibits protesters who are within 100 feet of a health care center from coming within 8 feet of another person and handing them pamphlets or other materials.

“We are quite pleased with the legislation,” Adrienne Verrilli, director of communications and marketing for the Valencia Planned Parenthood, said of the proposed law. “This is a reasonable solution for our clients to have protection from harassment.”

Last year Planned Parenthood installed a white zone, which is restricted to loading and unloading passengers, in front of the clinic to provide more space for patients to enter and to keep protesters from intimidating patients.

Some protesters have found a loophole to the white zone restrictions — an exemption for people with disabilities, as reported by Mission Local. Protesters in wheelchairs are allowed within the white zone as long as they remain seated in their wheelchairs.

Other protesters, such as Ross Foti, are simply cited for obstructing a loading zone.

“I’ve had two violations for blocking the white zone,” said Foti, “and the court dismissed [them].”

Foti received his most recent citation on March 11. While protesting, he displays large signs with grisly medical photos and plays Christmas music from his truck near the clinic.

“It’s better to be close than far,” Foti said. “[With] 25 feet you can’t get to the people.”

He told Mission Local he would keep to his weekly protesting schedule. “I will figure out a way to compensate for that,” he said of the 25-foot buffer.

With the new legislation, Campos and Planned Parenthood want to take enforcement a step further. A violation of the new ordinance would be charged as a misdemeanor, with the potential for three months in jail or a $500 fine.

“Our only remedy right now is a citizen’s arrest, and a slap on the wrist,” said Verrilli.

“I can’t believe it,” said Foti when he heard of the new legislation. “Planned Parenthood is the archenemy of free speech.”

Foti’s lawyer, Katie Short of the Life Defense Legal Foundation, has represented him in First Amendment cases for 20 years. She said that he can take the city to court for violating his freedom of speech.

“The city will be sued,” Short said.

Verrilli said the new legislation achieves a fair balance between access to services and protesters’ freedom of speech.

“It mirrors pretty much other cities’ policies,” said Campos aide Stephany Ashley.

Ashley said Campos and Planned Parenthood worked on the legislation for a year and a half.

Recently there has been an increase in activity outside the facility. Verrilli said more protesters, including a group called “40 Days for Life,” are protesting regularly, making it difficult for Planned Parenthood staff and patients to enter the building.

“It’s a complete circus out there,” she said. “We really have no other solution for the bullying and harassment.”

A board committee is expected to hear arguments for the legislation next month.

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51 Comments

  1. G

    GET THEM OUT OF THERE!!!!!!

    • Erika Hathaway

      Why?

    • We should just allow PP to post birth abort these protestors and this should be for any kind of public protest anywhere in America. All protestors are just trouble and they need to all be taught respect by the iron rod of legal authority!

  2. Nick

    Needs to be wider, but this is a start.

    • Erika Hathaway

      MORE ON BREAST CANCER & ABORTION…

      BY Ben Johnson

      WASHINGTON, D.C., March 4, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) – A recent study
      finding a marked increase in the worst cases of breast cancer has led some
      pro-lifers to ask if the Obama administration’s promotion of contraception
      and abortion will raise the chances of more young American women developing
      the life-threatening disease.

      A report by Rebecca Johnson, pubished in the Journal of the American
      Medical Association on February 27, found that the incidence of advanced
      breast cancer for women ages 25-39 has increased nearly 90 percent in 33
      years.

      In these cases, the cancer had spread from the breast to other parts of the
      body before being diagnosed. This level of cancer rose from 1.53 percent in
      1976 to 2.90 percent in 2009.

      The fatality rate of advanced cases is more than five times higher than
      among other stages of breast cancer.

      Some in the pro-life movement say the Obama administration’s health care
      policies will increase the disease’s deadly toll.

      “Many more young women are at risk for developing advanced breast cancer
      in the future because of an ObamaCare mandate requiring employers to
      purchase insurance that will provide ‘free’ cancer-causing hormonal
      contraceptive steroids and abortion-inducing drugs,” said Karen Malec,
      president of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer.

      “Abortion and use of hormonal contraceptive steroids among teenagers are
      the elephants in the living room that the medical establishment ignores,”
      she said. “It doesn’t matter to government officials how many lives are
      destroyed because of it.”

      Although the strong link between oral contraception and breast cancer is
      well known, the Obama administration has championed “free” access to the
      pill as fundamental women’s health care.

      Because of the tensions between politics and science, international
      organizations have a conflicted relationshiop with the birth control pill,
      which is simultaneously declared a “human right” by the UN Population
      Fund and a Group One carcinogen by the World Health Organization.

      The National Cancer Institute notes that oral contraceptives are also
      associated with increased cervical cancer, as well as liver tumors.

      Click “like” if you want to end abortion!

      Dr. Angela Lanfranchi, a breast surgical oncologist and co-founder of the
      Breast Cancer Prevention Institute, has called the oral contraceptive pill a
      “molotov cocktail” for breast cancer.

      The Breast Cancer Prevention Institute also says that there is a link
      between abortion and increased breast cancer. Malec told LifeSiteNews.com
      last year that “52 out of 68 [epidemiological] studies now show” an
      independent link between abortion and breast cancer.

      The JAMA article noted that black women had a higher rate of advanced
      breast cancer than non-Hispanic white women.

      Malec asked, “Is this any wonder when the abortion rate for African
      American women is more than double that of white women?”

      Malec said the fact that the paper did not offer a hypothesis about the
      increase was “peculiar but not surprising.”

      http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/breast-cancer-spikes-raises-concerns-about-obamacare-mandate-abortion/

  3. “Abortion causes breast cancer”? Really?

    When you resort to lies to make a point, you have to ask yourself if you have a point in the first place.

    • Erika Hathaway

      Women who experience at least one full-term pregnancy in their lifetime develop 4 types of breast lobules. During adolescence, the majority of lobules are immature and cancer susceptible. Throughout the first trimester of pregnancy, the number of these types of lobules rapidly increase. As a result, breasts have more sites for cancer to start. In the second trimester, the breast lobules start maturing into cancer resistant types of lobules. By the end of the third trimester, 85% of the breast has fully matured. Only 15% of the lobules remain immature and cancer susceptible, leaving fewer opportunities for cancer to start. After birth & weaning, the mature type lobules become lifetime cancer resistant.
      Abortion stops the progression of breast lobule development. It prevents the development of the cancer resistant type of lobules. Induced abortion of a normal pregnancy results in increased risk of breast cancer since more of the immature lobules remain.
      You may ask, what about miscarriages?
      90% of miscarriages occur in the first trimester. However, the vast majority of natural miscarriages in the first trimester do not increase the risk of breast cancer. In these cases, pregnancy hormones are lower than those of a normal pregnancy due to either a fetal or ovarian abnormality. Therefore, a breast may not have grown the immature type lobules (sites where cancer starts) in response to pregnancy hormones, or at least very few.
      For resources go to: http://www.abortionbreastcancer.com

      • Gillian

        *sigh* You are misinterpreting science.

        Carrying a pregnancy to term decreases a woman’s likelihood of developing breast cancer. That all that research shows.

        If a woman carries at least one of her pregnancies to term, she will have this increased protection from breast cancer. Miscarriage and abortion have no effect on breast cancer, positive or negative, comparied to never getting pregnant at all.

        Again, abortion does not increase the risk of breast cancer. It has no effect, whereas carrying one pregnancy to term has a protective effect. Protection is not increased by carrying multiple pregnancies to term.

        • erika Hathaway

          I cited a place for viewers to go and verify the science. Where is your scienfic evidence?

          Again:

          Abortion stops the progression of breast lobule development. It prevents the development of the cancer resistant type of lobules. Induced abortion of a normal pregnancy results in increased risk of breast cancer since more of the immature lobules remain.

  4. randolph mortimer

    I look forward to seeing Mr Foti and Ms Short in Hell.

    • Erika Hathaway

      Even if this were to happen, which is totally impossible, why doesn’t it make you sad to know that one of your brothers and sisters on this planet will spend all of eternity in utter damnation? Tormented, tortured, in eternal fire—literally! So many people in this generation are hell-bound—no kidding! This should make you sad. If you really feel this way, you should write the specific things that you think they are doing that makes them hell-bound, so that you can veer them off that path. Would you want to spend all of eternity going through torments? It would be better if you were never born. I would spend my energy, not negatively, but in ways to try to help people to get to heaven. How do you do this? GO BY THE TEN COMMANDMENTS! THEY ARE ONLY THE BASIS FOR MODERN LAW! Once we, break them, our private lives, as well as society at large begins to unravel.

  5. Ross Foti

    A response to Randolph’s comment!
    Please, try to let go of your hatred, bitterness, and anger! I am glad that you believe in hell, so I advise you to repent or you may end up there for all eternalty!
    Lastly, in the future, please try to be charitable in your comments. Try to learn to agree and disagree. I will keep you in my prays.

    Ross Foti.

  6. Lisa

    Like it or not, freedom of protest is a U.S. Constitutional right.

  7. Mickey

    Erika Hathaway – spreading the lie that abortion causes breast cancer is despicable.

    The truth:

    1.US National Cancer Institute concluded that it is well established scientific fact that induced abortion is not linked to an increase in breast cancer risk.

    2. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Committee on Gynecologic Practice found that “Early studies of the relationship between prior induced abortion and breast cancer risk were methodologically flawed. More rigorous recent studies demonstrate no causal relationship between induced abortion and a subsequent increase in breast cancer risk.”

    3. The Collaborative Group on Hormonal Factors in Breast Cancer, based out of Oxford University in England, put together the results from 53 separate studies done in 16 different countries and found that “the totality of worldwide epidemiological evidence indicates that pregnancies ending as either spontaneous or induced abortions do not have adverse effects on women’s subsequent risk of developing breast cancer.” These experts did not find that abortions (either induced or spontaneous) cause a higher breast cancer risk.

    Read for yourself: http://tinyurl.com/anghyfr (via http://www.cancer.org)

    Why do you lie to women who want to have a safe, legal and constitutionally protected medical procedure ? Is it because facts don’t support your position? Thought so.

    • Erika Hathaway

      Sorry for the delay in my repsonse, with Easter, and my need to thouroughly read the website you recommended to me, it took a while to get back to you, my apologies…

      Did you happen to go to: http://www.abortionbreastcancer.com?

      Please visit this website. Judging by the points you made, I got the feeling you did not do this.

      Also, I would like you to post proof, viable proof, that the study I indicated is false.

      I have copied a brief synopsis of one of the studies on this website below. Please read it with an open mind and an open heart. Then visit the actual website for many other studies and video testimonies from women involved in a pending lawsuit regarding this serious matter. If you care about women, you’ll want to learn the truth–right?

      Since 1957, a large number of epidemiological studies have suggested
      a link between induced abortion and breast cancer,1 with other studies indicating the lack of such an association.2 This author and others have reviewed
      this literature at length and shown that proper analysis of valid studies indicates
      an increased risk of breast cancer following induced abortion.3 It
      is noteworthy that there is a universally accepted protective effect of fullterm
      pregnancy in decreasing breast-cancer risk,4 and this protective effect
      is abrogated by induced abortion. Although the National Cancer Institute’s
      2003 “Workshop on Early Reproductive Events and Breast Cancer Risk”
      concluded that there was no association of abortion and breast cancer, this
      author and a workshop participant have demonstrated error and bias in that
      conclusion.5 In addition, the users of hormonal contraceptives are clearly
      at increased risk for breast cancer, as acknowledged by the World Health
      Organization.6 The purpose of this article is to review the biology which
      underlies these associations. After all, the goal of most epidemiologic studies
      is to provide association which then provides clues for discovery of the
      pathophysiology of disease.
      In order to understand the reasons why both abortions and hormonal
      contraceptives cause breast cancer, one must first understand three areas:
      1) normal breast development and maturation throughout a woman’s life
      from her conception through the birth of a child, 2) the “susceptibility window”
      when a woman is most vulnerable to carcinogens, and 3) the carcinogenic
      effects of the predominant female sex steroids (estrogen and progesterone)
      upon the breast.

      The study is in depth–the website has much, much more, please visit it…

      It’s just common sense that if you go against God’s Laws, or if you’re an atheist, Natural Law, you are going to pay a price. If you were God would you want to see your creations snuffed out? Would you want to be killed?

  8. Ross Foti

    3/23/13
    The high jacking of free speech!

    David Campos has just introduced legislation for a 25 foot buffer zone against the pro–lifers. The Campos proposal is just another way of eliminating the right to free speech by using untrue reasons against the pro–lifers,
    I started protesting Planned Parenthood on Valencia St. in San Francisco about two years ago and the process to limit free speech started about five months later.
    1–In 1993, the city adopted a law that created an 8 foot “bubble” zone around anyone who is 100 feet of any abortion clinic. On 12/20/12, I was cited two times in violation of the bubble zone for blocking the white zone. Both of the violations were dismissed.
    2–Around four or five months later, Planned Parenthood filed for a permit for a white zone that would prevent me from parking my life truck, that was covered with posters of innocent aborted pre–born babies, in front of the clinic. The permit was granted.
    3– Around three or four months later, they filed for an amended white zone that would prevent me from placing any standing posters on the white zone. It was granted.
    On 3/7/13, I was cited in violation of the amended white zone for obstructing loading zone. Violations are still pending.
    4–Now a 25 foot bubble zone is being put in place to make it very difficult for a pro–lifer from communicating with the patients.
    Lastly, by reading what I have written above, doesn’t this look like a well planned process by Planned Parenthood and the city of San Francisco of eliminating justifiable free speech?

    Ross Foti,
    1 Oak Knoll Dr.
    Belmont, ca. 94002
    650 394 4606

    • randolph mortimer

      You live in Belmont. Stay there.

    • Mickey

      Ross,

      Verbal harassment, blocking patient loading zones, and physically impeding access to healthcare are not protected First Amendment activities.

      You also harass patients by filming their use of the health center. Your pal Erika Hathaway pretends to be disabled by sitting in a a wheelchair so she can block patient access. How do I know she is faking? I checked with the Google. She runs a dog walking service Ross (http://www.summerhillpetsitting.com/about-us.php).

      So, Ross, before you go crying about First Amendment issues, learn to respect that patients have a right to access healthcare free from your harassment and nastiness. Stop blocking patient access.Stop screaming threatening nonsense at people seeking lawful and necessary healthcare.

      Oh, and if you are going to talk about the First Amendment, you might want to read the law. The Supreme Court (you know, the court that decided Roe v. Wade and granted women the constitutionally protected right to make healthcare decisions about their bodies) has legitimized the use of buffer zones to protect patients accessing healthcare from harassment. By people like you.

      • Erika Hathaway

        Verbal harassment involves name calling, taunts, criticizing, and speaking beyond when you are told the other party does not want to speak with you. If you want to define it another way, you are infringing on our right to free speech.

        The filming is for our protection. PP films us, are you going after them? Our aim at filming is because PP has a record of lying. A few months ago, Ross was assaulted by an escort at another PP. The escort turned around and accused Ross of assaulting her. If you know Ross, this is completely impossible. I witnessed the entire thing, and this escort thought she was in roller derby! PP backed up her lie when the police showed up. They have the whole thing on tape, but will they provide the police with that?
        The case is pending.

        As far as my disability is concerned, this is old news, but here I go again: I am disabled–my doctor can verify this. At any time, I can be in a position where I cannot walk, and I need assistance. By the grace of God, I am able to run my business, but I have been riddled with physical setbacks from the start, still, tho, I am able to pay all my bills–THANK YOU GOD!!!:)

        WE NEVER BLOCK PATIENT ACCESS—ANOTHER FALSEHOOD! We have never blocked access to PP. I was cited a couple of weeks ago for passing out pamphlets, but that was a citizen’s arrest, made by the director of PP, and will surely be dismissed.

        I would not call what PP does, healthcare. They push contraceptives on our youth, they are in the business of killing babies–this is their big money maker! They provide RU486. This is the abortion pill. After you take it you go home and “abort” your baby. Can you imagine the horror of seeing your baby in your toilet?! Many women have committed suicide after this “healthcare”.

        Did you know that the pill causes an abortion 4–11% of the time?

        Please Google: Natural Family Planning. An all natural way for married couples to space their family. It is just as effective as the pill without being a possible abortaficient, a group one carcinogen, and causing enviornmental havoc!

        We don’t scream at people and never say nonsense. We just speak the truth. When I state: “If your baby could speak, it would say, ‘Mommy, don’t kill me!’” That’s just the truth. Listen to your heart, wouldn’t you, if you say that if were you about to be aborted?

        Did you know that the Jane Roe was lying and was never raped? Did you know she’s a practicing Catholic know who continuously speaks out against abortion?
        Did you know that the baby growing inside of the mother is a separate entity–not a part of her body?

        Why is it that Planned Parenthood needs all of this protection with buffer zones, escorts (in other locals) etc? Could it be that they do not want women to accept the information we offer? God forbid if they accept our information—they may find out the truth– ABORTION IS THE MURDER OF AN INNOCENT PRE-BORN BABY! Women can make their own decisions and have the right to do so, but if you don’t have the information, how are you going to make an informed decision?!

        And all this killing with our tax dollars! Let’s get together and de-fund Planned Parenthood! There is a campaign going on right now to do this and thank God it is gaining serious momentum!

  9. Ross Foti

    The true agenda of Planned Parenthood!

    Your tax dollars support Planned Parenthood which promotes abortion, permissive sex education, homosexuality, family destruction, pornography, school based linked sex clinics, death inducing chemicals and devices, and population control. Planned Parenthood’s real goals are the following:

    {1} About women and abortion:
    A 1984 ad campaign for Planned Parenthood Federation of America: “If you agree that every child should be loved, shouldn’t you support a women’s right to abortion?” In other words, if a woman feels that her unborn baby will not be loved, be merciful and kill it!
    {2} About chastity:
    Fay Wattleton, President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, 10/17/86, L. A, Times: “We are not going to be an organization promoting celibacy or chastity.” In other words, let it be a society of decadence and corruption.
    {3} Parental attack!
    Dallas Observer, ad placed by Planned Parenthood, 1/30/86: “If your parents are stupid enough to deny you access to birth control, and you are under 18 years old, you can get it on your own. Call Planned Parenthood.” In other words, let Planned Parenthood undermine and attack parental authority.
    {4} About large families:
    Margaret Sanger, foundress of Planned Parenthood, 1923: “The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.” In other words, for Margaret Sanger, it is justified to kill and innocent baby because of the threat of poverty and difficult times!
    {5} About race genocide:
    Lastly, Margaret Sanger praised Nazi theories of race superiority and set out to eliminate the human waste, the Blacks and Hispanics. “In other words, certain people have a right to exist and others do not”!

    Ross Foti,

    • randolph mortimer

      Ross,

      God asked me to ask you : why do you hate women so much ?

    • G

      “Your tax dollars support Planned Parenthood which promotes abortion, permissive sex education, homosexuality, family destruction, pornography, school based linked sex clinics, death inducing chemicals and devices, and population control.”

      I think this statement is a load of crap, but besides that, I am more than happy for my tax dollars to support Planned Parenthood, which supports homosexuality, offers abortions, provides a non judgemental atmosphere for women to go to in a time of need, provides health and sex education to women who might not get it anywhere else because the funding in our schools is continuously cut.. school based clinics are awesome! We should have many more of them AND pornography!! Pornography is great! Nothing wrong with that.
      My issue with you people is that you have no place to tell women what to do with their bodies. None what so ever. If you do not want to access Planned Parenthoods wonderful services then don’t. Nobody will miss you, but to shout out hateful and hurtful words and show horrific pictures to women who are and are not (because not everyone who goes there gets an abortion.. talk about a generalization) going to have a procedure that will stay with them for the rest of their lives is cruel and unnecessary. Women don’t get abortions just for the hell of it and shame on you for being so narrow minded and making something that is already incredibly painful even more so. I feel sorry for you. I really really do.

      • Erika Hathaway

        Why do you hate women so much!? Don’t you know abortion hurts women? Wouldn’t it be better if she kept the baby to term and then had it adopted? Wouldn’t that be a win-win? Isn’t it better to shoot for that than a lose-lose? The baby would truly appreciate this, and the woman would not be haunted by the fact that she ended the life of a unique individual that had the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness! Many women are emotionally damaged from their abortions. Stop clinging to this pro-choice mentality because of ideological, political bias–have the courage to seek the truth!
        IT’S NOT A BODY PART—IT’S A SEPARATE HUMAN BEING. EMBRYOLOGISTS KNOW THIS!!!
        How can it be hateful to want to spare a woman the hurt of an abortion? Speaking the truth can never, ever be hateful! How can it be hateful to want to save a life? YES, WE HAVE HAD A NUMBER OF SAVES AT PPSF! Does this make you upset?! Life is truth. If you are not for truth, then you are for lies. If you are for lies, then you will have a lot to answer for when you pass on, brother!!
        You’re right, women don’t get abortions for the hell of it—everyone knows this, I would never carry this viewpoint, but I’m here to tell you, they are not informed about the fact that that human being is a separate entity. That carrying it to term for the purpose of adoption is a hard choice, but the baby would definitely want it that way—wouldn’t you? These mothers are afraid, and instead of encouraging them to find out all the facts, Planned Parenthood does everything in their power to suppress the truth, so they can make money off of them. Don’t women have the right to know all the facts, so they can make an informed decision? Our society has been so brainwashed by the catch phrases: “pro-choice”, “anti-choice”—we really are living in an anti-life society. You are liberal—try to have an open mind already!
        Porn is good?! Porn is the number one cause for divorce in this country. Any family law attorney will tell you this. Porn is highly addictive. It sets a male’s set point for sexual arousal at a higher level, so it takes more and more to get him aroused. He has to have embarrassing conversations with his girlfriend like, “Sweetie, I need to watch this porn first to get turned on, then we can do it!” How would you like to have to say that?
        There are so many people in SA because of porn: Sexaholics Annonymous. Even young children, since they can watch it on their iphones.
        “For they that are after the flesh mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For the mind of the flesh is death; but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace.”
        Romans 8: 5-6.

  10. Fusillisara

    They’re religious fundamentalists. America’s Taliban. There is no point talking to them, instead we must alert people to the terror they are creating for women through their regressive legislation. Their movement has more crazies sitting in the legislature than in wheelchairs.

    • Erika Hathaway

      Actually, were Catholics. Thou Shalt Not Kill is pretty basic stuff…
      Fundamentalists are the ones that are into armageddon.

      Saving babies is terrorism?! With all due respect, let women have both sides of the issue, so they can make an informed choice. They can think for themselves.

  11. Ross Foti

    A forced agenda on mankind

    The United States Supreme Court is entering into the most important issue of the Twentieth Century, the true definition of marriage. Is same sex marriage going to be defined as a true definition of marriage or defined as an untrue definition of marriage?
    This will be the most important ruling that the United States Supreme Court has ever ruled on. If it rules in favor of same sex marriage, it will be the total end of our, once, civilized society, and it will be the beginning of a society that is totally devoid of God and the Natural law. A society that will be 100 % based on Secular Humanism, Relativism and Subjectivism. A receipt for the disaster for all mankind.
    Let’s all hope and pray that they rule in favor, in what has been held since the beginning of mankind, that a marriage is between a man and women and will always be regardless of any court ruling or not, period!
    Lastly, I want to make it clear that I am not an enemy of the homosexuals, but of their unnatural act. In other words, love the sinner but not the sin! But I am defiantly and totally against the small percentage of homosexuals that seem to have the total backing of the media to foster and force their perverted life style on all humanity!

    Ross Foti,

    • Jaime

      Hey everyone – the first amendment allows free speech – so chill
      everyone has the right to protest but they don’t have the right to impose their will on others – so if these folks want to stand/sit around with signs and slogans – so be it. but that’s not what this is about is it? it’s about making women feel afraid to enter a building that the protestors believe is evil…..they have not right to do that.. there’s no other choice than to impose a wide “safe” zone because the protestors have no self control.

      • Erika Hathaway

        It’s about witnessing to the truth. The truth can be unsettlling, but that is because we all know, our hearts that the baby growing inside of a mother is just that–a separate human being–a unique individual. They are about to take the life of an innocent child, instead of listening to their hearts!
        We are giving them an alternative with referrals to pregnancy centers who can help them every step of the way.
        We provide information, a woman can make up her own mind, can’t she?!
        They are not afraid of us, they are afraid of the horrible decision they are about to make: a decision to end the life of an innocent baby–their own baby!

    • randolph mortimer

      Oh, I see, you’re another Christian Conservative repressed homosexual. I guess that’s not really surprising, it seems to be pretty common these days. That would explain your fear and hate towards women and why you seem so confused. I will pray for you that one day you may accept yourself as our Lord and God has made you.

    • mission neighbor

      “the most important issue of the Twentieth Century” — just so we’re all clear how much in the past you are living. Welcome to the 21st Century.

  12. Ross Foti

    4/1/13
    PLANNED PARENTHOOD, the DISTROYER!

    Planned Parenthood is like a time bomb ready to explore when it lands. When it reaches its destination, it unleashes havoc, upheaval, and massive destruction in wherever area it lands. Its poising vipers transforms into hated, conflict, and confrontation. The once peaceful and tranquil area becomes a continuous battle ground of opposing groups of the killing of innocent preborm babies.
    Now, Planned Parenthood has landed in Redwood City, Ca. 2890 El Camino Real. to pollute the area with its toxin germs. They have received the green light by the Redwood City zoning commission with the blessing of a land use permit to established their killing operation for the destruction of human life’s, a mothers baby and a mothers dignity.
    Planned Parenthood has stated that “for now” that they will not perform surgical abortion, but that they will provide the RU 486 pill which is a chemical abortion.
    What the public should know is the RU 486 pill has taken the lives of 15 women throughout the world that has been, so far, recorded. I am sure that many more women have died that have not been recorded.
    Also, what I cannot understand is why the U S food and drug administration has not banned this, obvious, extremely life threatening drug, RU 486, from being used in the United States. Is money the reason?
    LASTLY, I think you should know that Planned Parenthood, some of its offices, has been caught on tape and video lying to patients, enabling incest to continue, statutory rape to be concealed, and assisting sex trafficking.

    Ross Foti

    • Mo

      Why do people like you never use spellcheck? Makes you sound ignorant, or perhaps it’s your message…

  13. Ross Foti

    4/2/13

    Satan in full control!

    Why are we continuously experiencing deadly shootings today by young teenage boys? In April of 1999, two teenage school boys open fired and shot and killed twelve schoolmates, and a teacher at Columbine high school. Throughout the years that followed, their were many other shootings. The latest deadly shooting in Newtown, Connecticut causing the killing of twenty children and six adults. Why are these tragedies continuously happening in our society?
    It seems that after every shooting, the Anti Gun Lobby immediately yells and screams for gun control or banning all weapons from American Citizens which, by the way, is in violation of the 2nd Amendment. But, they would be only treating the symptoms not the root cause!
    The root cause is sin that has plagued our once Christian Society. We have turned away from God and his Ten Commandments and have lost his loving protection! This started when the United States Supreme Court declared war on God by their diabolical rulings: [a] ban of pray in our schools. [b] Legalization of contraceptives for married and unmarried couples. [c] Legalization of abortion. [d] Legalization of pornography. [e] Legalization of homosexualality.
    The United States Supreme Court has traded our Christian Religion for Atheistic Secular Humanism, the religion of the Satan which is the true manifestation of the forces of evil that has taken over our country! He, Satan has been given complete control of our country by the United States Supreme Court.
    Lastly, the natural disasters, deadly shootings, and all the crimes that we our experiencing in our once Christian society are the fruits of Satan!

    Ross Foti,

  14. Patricia

    Planned Parenthood doesn’t exist to help women, it exists to profit off of them.

    1st: They meet children in middle and high school, offering to teach sex education classes for teachers as a public service. During these classes, Planned Parenthood workers are careful not to bring up abortion, for they know the negative connotations that come with the word. However, they teach our young women and men that waiting until marriage is an impossible task and that when they are ready to become sexually active to go to them for their birth control and STD testing, not their parents.

    2nd: When children come to them, they provide poor-quality, faulty birth control that ensures their profits. Planned Parenthood’s condoms, for example, have the lowest possible ranking by Consumer Reports. Furthermore, statistics have proven that contraception does NOT lower abortion or STD rates. According to the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute, 54% of women who have abortions used contraception during the month they became pregnant. STD rates are also skyrocketing, with 1 in 4 college students carrying at least one STD, and 1 in 2 sexually active people contracting an STD by age 25.
    3rd: They distribute proven abortion-causing chemicals called “morning-after” pills to people of all ages and genders (men can use them to secretly induce abortions) while falsely claiming they do not cause abortions.
    4th: They mislead women through claims that abortion is a quick, easy solution to unexpected pregnancies by withholding pertinent information such as the the mental and physical risks, including the scientifically proven abortion-breast cancer link.

    And despite all this, in 2012, Planned Parenthood received a record $542 million of OUR tax dollars, performed a record-breaking 333,964 abortions, and had an annual budget of over $1.2 billion with $300 million in profit.

    We need to keep up the pressure and educate Americans on what Planned Parenthood is really all about.

    And that’s exactly what Students for Life of America is prepared to do.

    For Life,

    Kristan Hawkins
    President, Students for Life of America

    • Melinda O'Leary

      Great comments Kristan, Erika and Ross. Keep up the good work at 1650 Valencia Erika and Ross. The American people, I am convinced, really do not comprehend where their hard-earned tax dollars are going, as Kristan detailed, and what they are going for in undermining the youth of this nation, and thereby weakening us as a nation with countless wounded young people going into adulthood.

  15. Ross Foti

    Obey God or Perish

    The world will never achieve true peace unless they eradicate the root cause of the cancerous problem.
    To try to negotiate a just peace accord with a nation or nations without God is a total waste of time and energy.
    To try to solve the world’s problem of hunger, poverty, and starvation by only treating the symtoms by handouts, food, clothing, and housing from various charitable organizations throughout the world is good but, it does not solve the root cause of the problem.
    It is really easy to solve the root problem if the nations choose to. Yes, the root problem is, and always has been, Sin. The turning away from God’s values and disobeying His laws and commandments.
    If the world leaders of all nations sincerely want everlasting true peace, love, and prosperity, they should fall on their knees and worship the true God of Moses and of Christianity, and they should repent and ask for His forgiveness for their sins against His commandments throughout the years.
    If they are humble enough to do this, wars, poverty. Hunger and starvation would cease to be, and there would be everlasting true peace, love, and prosperity that would dominate and exist throughout the world.
    Now, if the nations refuse to do this act of repentance and continue to serve the Prince of Darkness, Satan, who has engulfed their nations with the sins of abortion, birth control, fornication, homosexuality, pornography, divorce, prostitution, drugs, and all the values of Secular Humanism, Satan’s religion, then the nations should be willing to accept their obvious fate, their self-destruction.

    Ross Foti

  16. Ross Foti

    Hi, this is Ross again:
    To my loving critics, Mo, Jaime, Randolph, Mission neighbor, Mickey, Fusillara, for their very unkind comments!
    Yet, I do hope that some of my truthful comments sunk into your brains and brought you, somewhat, in the state of truth and reality!!!!!! As they say, the truth will set you free!
    Lastly, please try to let go of your anger, hatred, and bitterness!

    Ross

    • randolph mortimer

      Ross,
      I prayed for you to accept yourself this Easter again. When you can love yourself as God made you, I know your misdirected hate towards others will end.

  17. Ross Foti

    To Randolph Mortimer:
    By your comments, I have been lead to believe that you have an addiction that needs attention! I could suggest two places where you could get the therapy that you urgently need! Courage and exodus has been very successful with hundreds of their patients with the same your addiction you have! Lastly, I want you to know that you are in my prays.

    Ross

  18. randolph mortimer

    Ross,

    I also prayed for your spelling to improve but our Lord and Savior works in mysterious ways.

    • Erika Hathaway

      Your comments are clearly sacriligious.

      Have you heard of Senomyx? I’d watch what you eat…
      ***********************************************
      Senomyx boasts that they have “discovered or in-licensed many of the key receptors that mediate taste in humans.” But what they don’t state so plainly is that they used human embryonic kidney cells (HEK 293) taken from an electively aborted fetus in their product testing.

      When this news leaked, Campbell soup responded to an outraged public by severing all ties with Senomyx. However, PepsiCo has maintained their relationship with the company, saying the collaboration is necessary for creating low-calorie, tasty products for their consumers.

      Really?

      Must they really use human fetal cells just to make tastier junk foods?
      *******************************************
      …this is what happens when a society insists on going against the Ten Commandments.

  19. Dude

    I sort of agree about the abortions, but not about the porn. I think the porn probably reduces (actual) sexual activity, which helps prevent the need for abortions in the first place.

    • Erika Hathaway

      I have a friend who is addicted to porn. He’s 81 years old, and he wants to leave his wife of 40+ yrs. of marriage to marry a 30 something waitress. He cannot even get out of bed without assistance–his wife has to care for him, eventhough she knows if he could, he would leave her for the waitress. His addiction to porn is responsible for this. It’s scientifically proven that it re-wires a man’s brain. My friend watched it for years, not all day, just at night, in the dark, for maybe a half an hour–that’s all it took! This issue is heartbreaking for me! Even if he were to stop watching porn today, he is a changed person. It has twisted his soul, since he looks at women as sex objects now–something to be used for sexual gratification, and admired for their looks. Men use porn to self medicate, but like any drug it has a high price. He is too old to attend SA mtgs. We really don’t know what to do about him. Last week his wife found him on the floor, because the VCR malfunctioned and he tried to fix it himself. He’s to the point where he doesn’t even want to get out of bed. In his eyes, you can see he’s not the same person–there is a darkness–it’s sin from lust.
      Again, anytime a society goes against the Ten Commandments we as individuals and society at large pay a heavy price. Masturbation is adultry (Commandment #6). The only way to be chaste tho, is to be in the grace of God. The Holy Spirit makes this possible. You can’t be in the grace of God if you’re breaking several Commandments regularly, and not attending church every Sunday. The Ten Commandments (the basis for modern law) are a covenant we have with God, they are meant to protect us from ourselves.

      Please don’t break them!!!

      Pray/meditate on all of this with an open mind and an open heart!

  20. Ross Foti

    I have been doing pro-life sidewalk counseling for over 20 years, and I am sick and tired of hearing the word pro-choice being misused by the media, press, and television.
    As a pro-life sidewalk counselor throughout the years, I have personally experienced the wrath of the anger, bitterness, and hatred of these, so-called, pro-choicers for exercising my constitutional right of free speech.
    In my years of pro-life work at the abortion clinics, I have been assaulted, maced, spit upon, objects thrown at me by passing vehicles, my car vandalized, my life threatened, my graphic posters of aborted pre-born babies vandalized and stolen. I have also been jailed, and I have been sued by Planned Parenthood for things that I never did.
    I consider what I am doing, as a pro-lifer, a direct mandate from God, to use every possible means, in a lawful way, to prevent the holocaust of the pre-born babies, who are the future of our country, by being their eyes, ears, and voice.
    I strongly feel and believe that the Roe v Wade decision in 1973 will some day go down in history as a grave miscarriage of justice and the cruelest, inhumane, and diabolical crime of the 20th Century.
    Lastly, I also strongly believe that mothers who kill their babies by abortion are no more different then the serial killers who kill their victims because they are all acts of pre-meditated murder of innocent human being!

  21. Ross Foti

    A CONSPIRACY OF SILENCE!

    BREAST CANCER – ITS LINK TO ABORTION AND THE BIRTH
    CONTROL PILL
    (Quoted from pamphlet written by Chris Kahlenborn, M.D.)

    1) Breast cancer’s link to induced abortion has been documented by 27 out of 34 worldwide studies published since 1957.
    2) In addition, 13 out of 14 American studies have linked induced abortion with breast cancer.
    3) In the U.S. more than 175,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year.
    4) In the U.S. more than 43,000 women die from this disease each year.
    5) Breast cancer in the U.S. is more prevalent in young black women than in white women of equivalent age and is the second leading cause of cancer death, after lung cancer, among black women.

    INDUCED ABORTION (META-ANALYSIS RESEARCH PROCESS)

    (A) The most meticulous and comprehensive meta-analysis to date on the relation of breast cancer to induced abortion was done by Joel Brind, PhD, in 1996. Brind concludes that women who have an abortion prior to their first full-term pregnancy have a 50% increased risk of developing breast cancer while those who have an abortion after their first full-term pregnancy have 30% increased risk.
    (B) Janet Daling (et al; Journal of the National Cancer Institute,) noted in 1994 that women younger than 18 who had an abortion experienced a 150% increased risk of developing breast cancer. The risk increased 800% if a woman had her abortion between the 9th and 24th week of pregnancy.

    CONCLUSION: Comparing the maternal risk of childbirth to that from abortion, when proper weight is given to the increased risk of breast cancer and suicide due to abortion and the decreased risk of ovarian cancer with full term pregnancy, abortion is many times more hazardous to the mother in the long run than carrying a child to term.

    BIRTH CONTROL PILL

    (A) If a woman takes the oral contraceptive pill before her first child is born, she suffers at least a 40% increased risk of developing breast cancer. If she takes oral contraceptive pills for 4 years or more prior to her first baby, she suffers at least a 72% increased risk.
    (B) Women who take oral contraceptive pills early in their lives and who develop breast cancer generally develop more aggressive breast cancer and have a poorer prognosis.
    (C) Available studies of women who used DMPA (Depo-Provera) show a 190% increased risk of breast cancer in women who used it for 2 or more years prior to age 25. Young black women in the U.S. are at a higher risk of breast cancer because they use Depo-Provera far more frequently than white women.
    (D) Cervical cancer shows the following increased risks: for any use (30%); long-term use (62%); use before age 25 (65%); use before age 20 (80%).

    CONCLUSION: Helen Garrity, EdD, Special Assistant in HLI’s Education Department, stated that as the so-called “mainstream” medical community more and more accepts the pill-breast cancer link, one hopes that the women who are victims of this poisoning (and their families) can take legal action against the pharmaceutical companies, the Food and Drug Administration, the “Women’s Center,” Planned Parenthood, and all other groups that pushed the pill early on and now continue to advocate its use.

    An old Christian adage states that God always forgives the repentant sinner, human beings sometimes forgive, but (Mother?) Nature never forgives (the violation

  22. Ross Foti

    To ALL you HARE CORE baby killers, let me give you some good advice. Live and let live!!!!

  23. Ross Foti

    {Correction} To all you hard core baby killers, let me give you some good advice. Live and let live!!!

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