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By Marybeth Hagan, Crisis Magazine, May 14, 2019

Pennsylvania State Representative Brian Sims’s efforts to bolster his abortion advocacy credentials by berating pro-life protesters and posting it on social media surely backfired.

Sims, a gay-rights attorney who first ran for office as a Democrat in 2012, cast himself as the star of two videos filmed outside of a Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Center City Philadelphia. The first was a live Facebook video on April 18; the second was a Twitter post on May 2. Each contained a continuous monologue.

In his first video, the self-professed champion of women approaches a woman and three teenage girls, referring to them as “white people” and “pseudo-Christian protesters.” The mother, her two daughters and their friend, are members of the group Sidewalk Servants. Sidewalk Servants praying outside of abortion facilities and offer literature that list pro-life alternatives and assistance to prospective mothers.

On his video, Sims offers “$100 to anyone who will identify these three,” namely the teenagers, so that he can “dox” them. To dox is to publicly identifying people on social media, or publish their personal information, to encourage bullying and harassment. Sims sought to dox these teenagers for “shaming people” who come to Planned Parenthood for abortions….