Planned Parenthood Customer Charged With Assaulting 88-Year-Old Pro-Life Man

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Mar 2, 2023   |   10:01AM   |   Washington, DC

A customer of the nation’s largest abortion business has been charged with assaulting an elderly pro-life man who was outside helping women.

Longtime sidewalk counselor Ross Foti was assaulted outside a California Planned Parenthood last October.  A Planned Parenthood client was furious that Ross had parked in front of the abortion center so she screamed at him and then shoved him into a fire hydrant.

The pro-life legal group Life Legal Foundation has been dogging local prosecutors for months to persuade them to press charges. As of last month, the District Attorney had not charged Ross’s assailant with any crimes. A few weeks ago, the pro-life group asked people to call the San Mateo District Attorney’s office to demand justice for Ross.

This week, that finally happened.

“We recently learned that Ross’s attacker has been charged with aggravated battery causing serious bodily injury and battery against an elder, which carries enhanced penalties,” life legal executive director Alexandra Snyder told LifeNews. “The woman was given a citation but was not taken into custody. If Ross had so much as touched a Planned Parenthood client or deathscort, he would likely have been arrested on the spot and immediately charged.”


Ross, who is 88, suffered a punctured lung and other serious injuries and was hospitalized after the assault. He was released after four days in the hospital but is still in pain and requires ongoing treatment.

Snyder said “Ross is a longtime sidewalk counselor who has faithfully prayed and counseled outside Planned Parenthood mills for over 30 years. Under his watch, three different Planned Parenthood mills in the area have shut their doors.”

She urged pro-life advocates to continue praying for Ross’ recovery and justice. Pro-Life Americans can send Ross an encouraging note via mail to PO Box 2105, Napa, CA 94558.