Abortion Clinic Landlord Gets a Little Revenge
Volunteers call those who called him
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 29, 2012 4:45 PM CDT
Updated Apr 1, 2012 1:56 PM CDT
Anti-abortion participants pray outside an abortion clinic in Germantown, Md.   (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

(Newser) – Todd Stave is the landlord to an abortion clinic in Germantown, Md, that is especially controversial because it offers late-term abortions. Stave has no problem with protesters outside the clinic—"totally appropriate"—but when they started bombarding his home with phone calls, he decided to fight back with similar tactics, writes Petula Dvorak in the Washington Post. He took down names and numbers of those who called, then distributed the lists to a small army of friends and supporters.

“In a very calm, very respectful voice, they said that the Stave family thanks you for your prayers,” he said. “They cannot terminate the lease, and they do not want to. They support women’s rights.” Some protesters got 5,000 calls. “We gave them back what they gave us." At this point, about 3,000 people have volunteered to make calls, and Stave has set up a group called Voice of Choice to help other clinics. But his own foes seem to be ramping up efforts in response. This week, one showed up outside the dental clinic where his brother-in-law works.

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adolf_verloc
Apr 1, 2012 4:58 PM CDT
I usually don't approve of telephone harassment, a popular right-wing tactic. In this case, it was a great example of turning the tables.
miamisun
Mar 30, 2012 12:26 PM CDT
I drive passed one o these places often and these people have their 6 year old children out there chanting and holding signs. They are too young to even make their own decisions and the parents are brainwashing them into their beliefs. They should be doing homework or playing not protesting abortion clinics at that age. Why dont you people spend more of your time parenting your kids.
odowd80
Mar 30, 2012 9:52 AM CDT
These pathetic pro-lifers kick homeless people on the way to their protests. They don't give a shit about human beings who are alive and need help.