On Friday, an estimated 1,000 pro-lifers gathered outside a Philadelphia-based Planned Parenthood in response to Democrat State Representative Brian Sims live-streaming his harassment of an elderly pro-life sidewalk counselor and teenage girls praying outside the abortion clinic over the weekend.
The Daily Wire’s Matt Walsh, who called for the rally in reaction to Sims’ deplorable treatment of pro-lifers, gave an impassioned speech at the gathering, which of course included a direct address to “bully” Sims.
“I’m grateful that we are not merely complaining right now. No, we decided to do something, we responded. We are engaging on the issue in the real world. I hope we continue this,” Walsh told the massive crowd, according to Faithwire.
“We are saying to the pro-life activists that they are not alone and that we are with them,” he said. “We can’t just be pro-life in our minds, we have to live that truth — to bring that truth out into the real world.”
Then Walsh took on Sims directly: “We are sending a message to bullies like Brian Sims. We will not be intimidated, we will not be silenced. If you try to shut us up, we are only going to get louder. If you try to shame us, we are only going to stand taller.”
“Pick on someone your own size,” Walsh said to the Democrat. “Can you look us in the eyes and tell us why you think babies should be killed? If we cannot see the worth and value in a child, then who can we see it in?”
“We know that our cause is just. We know that we are right and we are firm in that truth. We have truth on our side and we will wield it like a sword to protect the unborn,” he added.
We are sending a message to bullies like Brian Sims. We will not be intimidated, we will not be silenced. If you try to shut us up, we are only going to get louder. If you try to shame us, we are only going to stand taller.
The podcast host ended by explaining why he and fellow pro-lifers care so deeply about the issue of abortion: “Because life is precious — that’s it, that’s our entire argument. … Let the children live. Let them live!”
Sims made headlines on Saturday when he live-streamed himself harassing an elderly pro-life sidewalk counselor for over seven minutes. “Shame on you! Shame on you!” the Democrat continuously shouted at the woman. “What you’re doing out here is disgusting. You have no business being out here! … An old white lady telling people what’s right to do with their bodies. Shame on you. Shame! Shame!”
The Democrat also taped himself threatening to dox three teenage girls who were praying outside the abortion clinic. “What we’ve got here is a bunch of protesters, a bunch of pseudo-Christian protesters who’ve been out here shaming young girls for being here,” Sims screams at them. “So here’s the deal, I’ve got a $100 for anyone who will identify any of these three.”
Walsh personally thanked Mr. Sims on Twitter, too. “HUGE thanks to [Brian Sims] for making this happen. We couldn’t have done it without him.”