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Marcus Pittman is no stranger to abortion clinics. The documentary filmmaker is a regular protester who tries to save unborn babies by preaching the Gospel to those walking into the clinic.
Pittman did find himself in uncharted territory, however, in Texas this week when a man appeared to brandish a weapon in an attempt to intimidate the protesters, who were legally filming in the area. The man denied he threatened the group, despite images of the altercation. Pittman provided a still shot of the incident in the above video to Faithwire — and says he’ll be releasing the video footage of the entire incident soon.
“Put that gun away!” Pittman recalled telling the man, who was purportedly escorting his daughter to the clinic for an abortion. Moments later, the young woman, wearing a hoody, walks into the clinic and the father also exits the vehicle.
Pittman verbally confronted the man out on his actions, and he repeatedly denied any wrongdoing. “You brandished weapon on me,” Pittman can be heard saying on the video during the tense exchange. “You waived it at me. Surely you did. It’s on video, man!”
“No I didn’t, no I didn’t,” the man kept replying.
“You need to repent, sir. Go in there and save your child. Don’t murder your child!” Pittman encouraged.
“I ain’t murdering nobody,” the man replied, as his daughter entered the abortion clinic.
Pittman told Faithwire the police appeared to be sympathetic to the father’s position, almost “looking for a way not to charge him” despite the video evidence of his actions.
“The whole time the officer was arguing with us over the facts and was defending the guy,” Pittman said. “He was immediately finding as many ways as he could to not charge the guy.”
When the officer did review the video evidence, Pittman says he claimed that “he wasn’t pointing it at you” and therefore no offense was committed.
Pittman disagrees, saying that even if there were no video evidence, the multiple witnesses plus the man and daughter’s own sworn statements should be enough for a charge.
Despite the ugly incident, Pittman and his ministry team did have some positive news to report — a woman who showed up at the clinic earlier in the week ended up talking to the group and changing her mind. What’s happened since then, no one knows, but they’re hopeful she’s going to stay the course and keep the baby.
You can watch Pittman and others from End Abortion Now during their frequent live streams from various abortion clinics. Follow Apologia Studios on Facebook for more live streams as well.
Here is the interaction with police officers as recorded by Pittman and posted to Facebook: