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OWS Throws Condoms at Schoolgirls

Occupy Wall Street provides yet another example of its admirable ability to focus like a laser on its message of “economic inequality” — this time in Rhode Island. Life Site News reports:

Demonstrators from the Occupy Wall Street movement threw condoms on Catholic schoolgirls, refused to allow a Catholic priest to give a closing prayer, and shouted down a pro-life speaker at a Rhode Island right to life rally on Thursday, according to its organizer. The event marked the third time protesters associated with the movement have disrupted a pro-life meeting in a week.

About two-dozen members of Occupy Providence hiked from Burnside Park to the 39th Annual Pro-Life State House Rally organized by the Rhode Island State Right to Life Committee on Thursday. 

The pro-life organization’s executive director, Barth E. Bracy, told that, near the end of the rally, the Occupiers “strategically fanned out with military precision.”

That’s when they “started showering condoms down on some of the girls from a Catholic high school.”

This is not the first time that Occupy has disrupted a pro-life march:

Approximately 15 protesters from Occupy D.C. disrupted the March for Life Youth Rally in the nation’s capital last Saturday evening.

Last Monday, they disrupted a prayer service for the unborn in front of the Supreme Court.

We are constantly told that this movement is an “organic” response to the economic crisis, to the bank bailouts, and to the presence of “money in politics.” I have been arguing since it started that it is nothing of the sort; instead being a collection of assorted leftists, each with his own pet cause. Barth Bracey, who organized the pro-life march that was interrupted, seems to concur:

Bracy said he was disappointed when he tried to ask a man from the national Occupy Wall Street movement, who identified himself as “Dallas,” what opposing the right to life had to do with economics. “You can’t have a reasoned conversation with these people,” he said, “They simply try to taunt you. They’re smug, snarky, arrogant. You won’t get a straight answer.

The rest here.


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