by Steven Ertelt
March 6, 2006
Nampa, ID (LifeNews.com) — An abortion advocate in Idaho was so frustrated that pro-life protesters with graphic pictures of abortions were in her town that she decided to take matters into her own hands. After calling the police to complain about the pictures, 52-year-old Gail Mower of Nampa got into her car.
She drove to the Planned Parenthood facility where the abortion protesters gathered and tried to mow them down with her car.
Mower, who called the pictures "vulgar" and "gruesome" in an interview with the Idaho Press-Tribune, ended up running over the foot of one woman, who was not hurt in the incident.
According to an AP report, Mower called police earlier in the day to complain. She said she decided to try to run over the protesters in her car because the police did not stop them from protesting. One woman said she had to jump out of the way of Mower’s car in order to avoid being hit.
She claimed she just wanted to park her car in front of the sign so children wouldn’t be forced to see it. Instead she trapped the foot of one of the protesters between her car tire and the curb.
Nampa Assistant Police Chief Tim Vincent said Nampa High School and Zion Lutheran School were not in session Friday. Vincent told AP Mower had called earlier to complain about the "graphic and obscene nature of the sign" and wanted it removed.
Mower was cited with a misdemeanor of disturbing the peace and Vincent indicated other charges could be filed after the case is reviewed by prosecutors.
The Planned Parenthood business in question opened recently and does not perform abortions, but it does distribute the Plan B morning after pill drug that can cause an abortion in some instances.