City Arrests 79-Year-Old Pro-Life Grandma for Protesting at Planned Parenthood

State   |   Carole Novielli   |   Mar 13, 2014   |   9:24AM   |   Keokuk, IA

A pro-life grandmother was hauled off to jail for exercising her first amendment rights to protest at a Keokuk Iowa Planned Parenthood abortion clinic.

Police say that Donna Holman violated an injunction which she said is the result of a bogus charge of harassment in 2006. The Holmans claim that Donna was convicted on hearsay evidence. The person she purportedly harassed did not show up for court.

donnaholmanThe Johnson County Order of Protection was for 5 years to be applied to the Iowa City Planned Parenthood. With no hearing or prior notification, Planned Parenthood had the order extended another 5 years! Now it is alleged that the order is modified and extended to “all Planned Parenthoods!”

It does not specify a person or a place of avoidance; it reads:”Planned Parenthood, all employees, contract workers, volunteers, patients of Planned Parenthood, and anyone accompanying them.”

Keokuk police return with the blessing of South Lee County States Attorney Mike Short showed up at Donna’s home with a warrant to took her to jail.

Watch here:

In 2002, as part of their Child Predator project, the pro-life group Life Dynamics had an undercover caller posing as a 13 year old child impregnated by a 22 year old adult man call a KEOKUK, IA PLANNED PARENTHOOD located 206 1/2 N 7TH ST. This location appears to be a different location from where Donna was protesting (unless they relocated there.)

The staff worker at the Planned Parenthood told the caller that they could not provide her an abortion and she would need parental consent, but informs her that in Illinois, they do not require parental consent.



But, even though Planned Parenthood knew the caller was a minor impregnated by an adult male, she appears to coach the caller in how to conceal the age of the man to avoid any trouble. Here is part of the transcript:

CALLER: But you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?

Planned Parenthood: Yes, I do.

CALLER: You do? About birth control?

Planned Parenthood: If I know — no, not about the birth control, but if you come in and tell me your boyfriend is 22 years old, I have to turn him in for sexual abuse.

CALLER: What? But we’re in love. I don’t understand.

Planned Parenthood: If you come in and you don’t tell me, you know, that your boyfriend is 22 years old, I don’t know how old your boyfriend is. You know? I mean, that’s none of my business. But if you come in and you tell me that your boyfriend is 22 years old, he’s going to get charged for statutory rape first of all.

Later in the conversation:

CALLER: But like if I came in and got a pregnancy test you guys wouldn’t have to tell my parents about that?

Planned Parenthood: No, I would not tell your parents you had a pregnancy test, no.

CALLER: Okay. So nobody would have to know at all?

Planned Parenthood: No one would have to know at all. You’re exactly right.


Planned Parenthood: Okay?


Planned Parenthood: Do you — would you like to call back later and make an appointment for a pregnancy test?

Listen to the phone call here.  Makes you wonder who is actually being protected here?

LifeNews Note: Carole Novielli is the author of the blog Saynsumthn, where this article originally appeared.