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The Latest in Protest Styles
Birmingham, UK is the latest jurisdiction to promote a wonderful new style of witness and protest. In the latest in a string of such arrests in the UK, Isabel Vaughn-Spruce was ripped from her daily constitutional and accused of praying silently outside of an abortion clinic.
Now, it is very good practice to pray when passing an abortion clinic. Nothing draws demons like mothers killing their children, unless it is medical personnel talking them into it and helping them in the commission of the atrocity. It’s probably a slippery slope thing for Birmingham. If people pray silently, they might discourage the demons that infest these places, spilling out everywhere, and send them to the foot of the Cross to be dealt with. Birmingham politicians have a huge stake in keeping the abortion mills running and the demons in bad spirits to encourage the butchery they call “women’s health care.” Nothing says evil like a mother killing her own child. Unless it is a Birmingham cop arresting a woman for disturbing the pandaemonium. Bonnie King Charles must be very proud.
For my part, I have used the occasion to step up my protest game, praying silent prayers for Isabel, for the appalling oafs that make the arrests, for the pathetic mothers beyond all decency and moral compass, for the medical staffs that betray millennia of medical ethics and divine revelation. Praying for the politicians that have erected the whole diabolical house of cards. Praying several times a day, wherever I am, as the spirit moves me. And these sad, impotent tyrants in places like Birmingham lack the slightest power to stop me, or the One I pray to.
Prayers have no effect, you say? The UK has been beclowning itself with these depraved antics for a while. It draws attention to the abortion clinics. And the ever-increasing mountain of corpses.
May the Lord bless you and guide your steps, Isabel, as you cast a stark light on the darkness. Amen.Published in Politics
From what I read there weren’t any. She was just standing there and when the police walked up to her and asked what she was doing she admitted to silently praying. That’s when the arrested her. That’s my understanding of the episode.
I’ll say a prayer for your health: “Lord, restore Sisyphus to full health. Through your Son. Amen.”
Apparently the police exchange was videotaped.
“Antisocial behavior.” Praying in your head is “antisocial behavior,” but killing babies isn’t. Right, governor. Understood.
Is China any worse than Britain at policing “antisocial behavior?” Just wondering. . .
Here is her own explanation of what happened.
Thank you, Manny.
The process is the punishment. She gives a very full account of the harassment to which she was and is being subjected. There are no jolly British bobbies in this story. Well worth the listen. This is the extent to which the West has fallen. Thanks for finding this, @manny!
And here we have the Birmingham Mail’s soulless litany of due process associated with the censorship (they prefer “exclusion”) zone around the BPAS Robert Abattoir (they prefer “Clinic”). The censorship zone was enacted to prevent harassment, but appears to serve as an excuse for harassment.
On further research, Isabel is a leader of 40 Days for Life, a pro-life organization. In November, she wrote this piece for the Critic. In her article, she details the slanderous doublespeak of her adversaries:
At first, I thought this had been a spontaneous act and was concerned that Isabel might shrink from the challenge facing her. It is now apparent that the Lord, too, has His soldiers deployed in the field. Thank you, Isabel, my prayers go with you.
Let me start out by saying that I am wholly on her side.
They probably arrested her for being annoying as much as anything else. She has likely been probing the edges of this ‘law’ for quite some time.
She was pushing it – and rightly so.