Jenna Tosh, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Greater Orlando, was out for a weekend walk recently with her husband and 3-year-old son, but it wasn't a relaxing stroll around the burb for the family.
In a letter to subscribers of Planned Parenthood's email campaign, she says they "were ambushed by nearly 30 far right activists who had positioned themselves between us and our home. They forced us to push our way through the hateful crowd and their vile signs."
Tosh calls this act, "one of the most aggressive anti-choice attacks in Planned Parenthood of Greater Orlando’s history." She continues to state that "they picketed in front of my home and walked around my neighborhood with obscene posters and lies about Planned Parenthood and the women we serve."
She ends it on a high note - citing donations that were raised in the past few months: more than $95,000.00. She also says that on Oct. 26, they will be hosting their Hot Pink gala to raise needed resources for the rest of 2012.
Tosh's ambush was documented by the organizers of the protest, posted by website The Forerunner (there is a YouTube link, but out of concern for privacy for the Tosh family, we'll leave that digging up to you). Forerunner says it's a "grass-roots organization which is dedicated to the training of student interns to produce media. The Forerunner assumes an explicitly biblical worldview. Our long term goal is to bring all types of media under the Lordship of Jesus Christ. We are Christians who desire to see the kingdom of God advanced in the world through the media. In short, our goal is to help fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) through the media."
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