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CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Abortion Clinic Escorts in Austria, Sexually Abuse Praying Pro-Life Activists
LifeSite ^ | November 30, 2007 | John-Henry Westen

Posted on 12/01/2007 5:06:23 PM PST by Coleus

I am horrified that this is possible in Austria" says local Bishop after Viewing Video

VIENNA, Austria, November 30, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Video footage of abortion clinic escorts in the employ of Vienna abortionist Dr. Christian Fiala are so offensive that a local Bishop was stunned and is convinced that the case must be brought to state authorities. In the video, Dr. Fiala's staff can be clearly seen sexually abusing, humiliating and using grotesque intimidation tactics on pro-life activists who pray silently outside the abortuary.

The video shows abortion clinic escorts grabbing the genitals of male pro-life activists, undoing pant zippers, threatening to poke them in the eyes, sexually hugging them, making grotesque faces etc.  One clinic escort is seen on the video taking a wooden wedge and simulating sex with a female pro-lifer, pushing the wedge into her genital area.

The (WARNING GRAPHIC) video which has been posted on the Catholic Internet video website Gloria.tv can be viewed here: http://www.gloria.tv/?video=plexkbcvnjyprlb250ju 
Rather than crack down on such atrocities police look the other way, according to local pro-lifers.  Moreover, the Austrian Parliament is considering legislation to ban all pro-life activists from the public property outside abortion clinics, even if they are only praying silently. Dr. Fiala, the Director of the well-known Gynmed walk-in abortion clinics in Vienna and Salzburg is fighting for the ban.  According to Dr. Fiala, police officers are not allowed to take action against "those fanatic anti-abortion demonstrators, even when they "bother" women in a crisis situation." The video evidence has however given the lie to Dr. Fiala's claims and shown him to be the perpetrator rather than the victim of intimidation.

Salzburg Auxiliary Bishop Andreas Laun viewed the video and spoke with Gloria.tv about his reaction.  "I am horrified that this is possible in Austria," said Bishop Laun noting the brutality of the abortion clinic guards. The Bishop called the video a real eye-opener. "One can clearly see that they actually did such things," he said. The bishop is convinced that the events shown in the video should be investigated by State prosecutors.

See the Bishop interviewed (in German) on the video:
http://www.gloria.tv/?video=fetp98hhe2yaggkwflsr  

To express concern to Austrian authorities:

Austrian President Dr. Heinz Fischer
Österreichische Präsidentschaftskanzlei
Hofburg, Leopoldinischer Trakt
A 1014 Wien
Tel. 01/53422 (international: 0043-1-53422)
Email : heinz.fischer@hofburg.at  



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: abortion; abuse; austria; europe; europeanchristians; prolife; sexabuse; sexualabuse; sidewalkcounselor; vienna
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1 posted on 12/01/2007 5:06:25 PM PST by Coleus
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To: Coleus

That’s just sick. What is worse is the MSM don’t care about such behavior.


2 posted on 12/01/2007 5:11:06 PM PST by kathsua (A woman can do anything a man can do and have babies besides.)
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To: kathsua

Really sick.


3 posted on 12/01/2007 5:16:42 PM PST by freekitty ((May the eagles long fly our beautiful and free American sky.))
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To: Coleus

A real classy operation that “doctor” is running.In an earlier day he would have been Obersturnbanhfuher of Medical Department 17 in Dachau.Or Obersturnbanhfuher of Surveillance Dept 10 at Stasi Headquarters.


4 posted on 12/01/2007 5:21:01 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Wanna see how bad it can get? Elect Hillary and find out.)
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To: Coleus

I wouldn’t have been able to handle it. They would have carried them out on a stretcher.


5 posted on 12/01/2007 5:21:05 PM PST by Haddit (Hunter is still the Best)
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To: kathsua

The MSM would join in if they could. They think it an intolerable restriction of natural rights to voice objection to the slaughter of innocents, and they think those voice those objections are ignorant, sexless vermin.


6 posted on 12/01/2007 5:24:42 PM PST by Mad Dawg (Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.)
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To: wagglebee

ping


7 posted on 12/01/2007 5:27:50 PM PST by Gene Eric
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To: kathsua

“What is worse is the MSM don’t care about such behavior.”

That is because many of the MSM are sickos themselves.


8 posted on 12/01/2007 5:28:53 PM PST by 353FMG (Hillary - Al Qaeda's Dream)
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To: Gay State Conservative

the stasi did make excellent quality cameras and surveillance equipment. just ask h. keith melton. ;)


9 posted on 12/01/2007 5:30:48 PM PST by robomatik
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To: wagglebee

Ping!


10 posted on 12/01/2007 5:34:11 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Coleus

In town, right across from the High School, is an abortion clinic. Outside, directly facing the school, they have advertising signs.

Right now, the place is called “carenet pregnancy counciling” and the signs advertise free pregnancy testing. Before the name of the place was a bit more obvious, it was called “Crisis Pregnancy”.

Anyway, one of these days, I’d like to walk outside the school on the very busy stree with a sign that says “Free Cigarettes For School Children”. See, THAT would freak people out, make them literally go insane with rage. But the abortion clinic, across from the school, no problem...


11 posted on 12/01/2007 5:36:25 PM PST by Professional
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To: Coleus

Notice how three of the offending pro-aborts look decidedly non-Austrian?

Coincidence?


12 posted on 12/01/2007 5:38:18 PM PST by vladimir998 (Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ. St. Jerome)
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To: Coleus
God created knees, heads, arms and willingness to defend oneself.
Standing there like a lamb on the totem pole is not the answer!

If I was one of the protesters...anyone getting any closer than one foot of my face would certainly meet his maker, or at least spend the next 6 Months in the rehab!

13 posted on 12/01/2007 5:49:12 PM PST by danmar (Tomorrow's life is too late. Live today!)
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To: Coleus

If I’m not mistaken, if these a$$holes did this in America it would be assault and it would incur a proper response.


14 posted on 12/01/2007 5:51:05 PM PST by Eagles6
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To: Coleus
Proabortionists have no respect for anyone. This is not surprising at all.

I'd keep all of 'em away from my cashregister if I ran a business.

15 posted on 12/01/2007 6:03:10 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Coleus

I think the pro-lifers like being martyrs; otherwise, they would put a stop to this.


16 posted on 12/01/2007 6:19:48 PM PST by donna (If America is not a Christian nation, it will be part of the Islamic nation. Take your pick.)
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To: muawiyah

They probably work in the public school system. Teachers is my guess.


17 posted on 12/01/2007 6:31:11 PM PST by Ron in Acreage (Thinking of new tagline)
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To: Coleus

Since the police evidently don’t care to get involved, it seems to me that a proper course of action would be to:
1. disable the surveillance cameras,
2. “accidentally” break the hand-held cameras,
3. take care of business.


18 posted on 12/01/2007 6:45:52 PM PST by GadareneDemoniac
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To: donna

It is not wrong to fend off assault. Slaughtering alive unborn babies is more offensive than your comment denigrating pro-life people who care about the slaughter you seem cavalier about.


19 posted on 12/01/2007 6:51:09 PM PST by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: MHGinTN
It is not wrong to fend off assault.

My objection is that they are NOT fending off the assaults. Their are letting it happen to prove that they are martyrs. They are wrong to tolerate such abuse.

20 posted on 12/01/2007 6:57:27 PM PST by donna (If America is not a Christian nation, it will be part of the Islamic nation. Take your pick.)
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To: Professional

Professional,

Carenet is a Christian prolife organization that does crisis pregnancy counseling. Many hundreds of pregnancy centers belong to Carenet, which is an umbrella organziation.

You might Google Carenet, they are based in Virginia, and see if the location you mention is one of their affiliates.

If the location you cite is indeed an abortion clinic, email Carenet, because the use of their name would be a trademark infringement and actionable.


21 posted on 12/01/2007 7:04:25 PM PST by exit82 (How do you handle Hillary? You Huma her.)
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To: danmar
God created knees, heads, arms and willingness to defend oneself. Standing there like a lamb on the totem pole is not the answer!

Agree. Passivity is a virtue in certain circumstances but certainly not all.

22 posted on 12/01/2007 7:09:25 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: Coleus

Typical behavior for any liberal.


23 posted on 12/01/2007 7:16:14 PM PST by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: donna

Consider that any action, whether defensive or not, will be used as grounds to permanently bar such protests from outside these clinics. Further, to haul off and drop one of these offensive dolts would be used as cause celebre to incarcerate the retaliating protestor.

The video/photo documentaton route may be the only one left open to these folks, especially given the differences in Austrian and American law.

I don’t believe these folks like being martyrs, but rather that they recognize these tactics for what they are - bait to try and trap the protestors into doing something legally actionable.


24 posted on 12/01/2007 7:22:59 PM PST by MortMan (Have a pheasant plucking day!)
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To: donna

Are you so certain it is ‘martyrdom’ seeking, or is it remaining non-violent to keep from giving the demonspawn in the media something to focus upon to denigrate the work of standing for those being taken to the slaughter? Does it occur to you that those not reacting are taking away the thing the smarmy bastards were trying to accomplish, to take the focus off of the evil inherent in the abortuaries?


25 posted on 12/01/2007 7:25:16 PM PST by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: MortMan

It’s best to always do the right thing - not think about spin.


26 posted on 12/01/2007 7:29:46 PM PST by donna (If America is not a Christian nation, it will be part of the Islamic nation. Take your pick.)
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To: MHGinTN

How’s that working out for them?

All they got was no coverage and sexually abused.

Always do the right thing!


27 posted on 12/01/2007 7:31:22 PM PST by donna (If America is not a Christian nation, it will be part of the Islamic nation. Take your pick.)
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To: donna

So, doing the right thing is fighting back physically? Even when it will likely result in the lack of access to silenty witness and perhaps save the life of one (or more) unborn child?

Sometimes, the right thing isn’t the natural response.

If even ONE baby is saved because these protestors “martyred” (your word) themselves, then they martyred themselves in a good, righteous, and just cause. Do you honestly care more for the dignity of adults over the lives of the unborn?


28 posted on 12/01/2007 7:43:55 PM PST by MortMan (Have a pheasant plucking day!)
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To: Haddit

“I wouldn’t have been able to handle it. They would have carried them out on a stretcher.”

Yeah! I’d have been giving them a lesson in physics with my fists and feet. Meet Ms. Inertia and Mr. Gravity, the ground and then my boots.


29 posted on 12/01/2007 7:50:19 PM PST by Birdsbane (If You Are Employed By A Liberal Democrat...Quit!)
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To: Coleus

strange i live in austria and i never heard about that untill now. i didn´t make the news here.


30 posted on 12/01/2007 7:57:52 PM PST by austrian
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To: MortMan

How many people are more like me? Disgusted with their passive acceptance of sexually abuse. They are not saving babies, they are proving how dedicated they are to a cause. It’s repulsive.


31 posted on 12/01/2007 7:58:15 PM PST by donna (If America is not a Christian nation, it will be part of the Islamic nation. Take your pick.)
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To: MortMan

“Do you honestly care more for the dignity of adults over the lives of the unborn?”

Must they be mutually exclusive? The perpetrators actions are perverse, but the victims’ passive allowance of fondling is also perverse. The pictures above take this out of the realm of protest and into something else, and that something else has nothing to do with abortion.


32 posted on 12/01/2007 8:03:06 PM PST by avenir
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To: donna

One cannot win a war by tactical means. Strategy must be in play. Whether you like it or not, the pro-aborts win if the protestors react tactically.

Pray tell what their cause is, if not to save babies?


33 posted on 12/01/2007 8:03:30 PM PST by MortMan (Have a pheasant plucking day!)
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To: donna

“How many people are more like me? Disgusted with their passive acceptance of sexual abuse.”

Count me in. Both the action and the passive allowance of it are perverse.


34 posted on 12/01/2007 8:05:37 PM PST by avenir
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To: avenir

No, adult dignity and protecting the unborn are not necessarily mutually exclusive. But, in this case, the pro-abort side has been trying to get the protestors removed by law, citing fictitious violence by the protestors as a primary reason.

Therefore, any hint of violence on the part of the protestors, whether provoked or not, plays to support the lies of the abortion crowd.


35 posted on 12/01/2007 8:08:49 PM PST by MortMan (Have a pheasant plucking day!)
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To: GadareneDemoniac

Since the police evidently don’t care to get involved, it seems to me that a proper course of action would be to:


i´m sorry but in this video i can not see that a cop was standing near by. so to say that the police (evidently don´t care to get involved) is wrong. if they would have wanted the could have called the police anytime. then this would have stopped immediately. because sexually abuse IS Illegal in austria.


36 posted on 12/01/2007 8:42:11 PM PST by austrian
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To: Coleus

The red-shirted vermin with the little dildo, I’m sure, had it modeled after his own tiny penis. If the pro-life people had responded in any way, they most probably been hauled off in chains, given the screwed-up laws of the EU. As for me, I’d submit to spending a hundred years in some rat-hole where they had to pump air to me in exchange for one teeth-eradicating punch to red shirt’s foul and ugly mouth.


37 posted on 12/01/2007 8:55:53 PM PST by Dionysius (Jingoism is no vice.)
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To: donna

The problem is, any retaliation by the pro-lifers would result in massive media coverage accusing them of assaulting “escorts” who were “protecting women”. Abortion is one of the issues where the media are almost totally monolithic. Any video of the incident would be edited to make it look like the pro-lifers were the assailants, and before you know it a bill would be passed banning pro-life activities within a mile of an abortion mill. The pro-aborts were trying to push the pro-lifers into fighting back for that very purpose.


38 posted on 12/01/2007 8:58:33 PM PST by puroresu (Enjoy ASIAN CINEMA? See my Freeper page for recommendations (updated!).)
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To: Coleus

They are demons.


39 posted on 12/01/2007 8:59:46 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland ("We have to drain the swamp" George Bush, September 2001)
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To: puroresu

i can tell you there was Zero media coverage about this issuse. this was a private video. this is the first time here on Freerepublic that i noticed that this had happened.


40 posted on 12/01/2007 9:06:11 PM PST by austrian
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To: puroresu

Yeah, and they tell raped women to lay back and enjoy it.

These people enjoy being assaulted because it proves how much they care. Real martyrs, ha.


41 posted on 12/01/2007 9:23:10 PM PST by donna (If America is not a Christian nation, it will be part of the Islamic nation. Take your pick.)
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To: puroresu

And, who will gone their cause if that is the expected behavior? They have done damage to the pro-life cause.


42 posted on 12/01/2007 9:24:17 PM PST by donna (If America is not a Christian nation, it will be part of the Islamic nation. Take your pick.)
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To: austrian

That’s what would have happened here in America, too. As long as the pro-lifers just took the abuse passively, the press would ignore it. But if one pro-lifer were to punch one of the pro-aborts, the media here would be screaming that “women and their escorts” were being assaulted by pro-lifers.

When there are big pro-abortion or pro-homosexual rallies here, the media sanitize them and only show a few non-offensive signs or speeches. They edit out the massive vulgarity, the ugly anti-Christian posters, the public nudity, etc.


43 posted on 12/01/2007 9:26:31 PM PST by puroresu (Enjoy ASIAN CINEMA? See my Freeper page for recommendations (updated!).)
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To: donna

Well, I think you’re being a little hard on them. I understand your desire to fight back, and I share it. But with legislation pending to ban pro-lifers from protesting, it was obvious the pro-aborts here were trying to prod the pro-lifers into retaliation, knowing the media wouldn’t report it fairly.


44 posted on 12/01/2007 9:31:20 PM PST by puroresu (Enjoy ASIAN CINEMA? See my Freeper page for recommendations (updated!).)
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To: Coleus

Rather than crack down on such atrocities police look the other way, according to local pro-lifers. Moreover, the Austrian Parliament is considering legislation to ban all pro-life activists from the public property outside abortion clinics, even if they are only praying silently.


sorry but this article is not telling the truth.
police in austria do not look the other way (not against pro-lifers nor against other groups if someone commits something illegal). first sexual abuse is illegal in austria. so police would have acted if they had seen this. the problem is this video do not show any police officers. so there was no police nor did they called it. (i´m shure if there would have been police around they would have showed this in this video.) so bash police for that is stupid. second there is no ban for demonstrations here in austria. and parlament do not consider a ban. do you really believe the parlament will hold a meeting to ban about 5 people from there right to meet in public or pray? it should be mentioned that this wouldn´t be possible under our laws even if they would want to (and they don´t want to ban anything).


45 posted on 12/01/2007 9:35:23 PM PST by austrian
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To: puroresu

That’s what would have happened here in America, too...


i guess between austria and america there is a differnce on this one. our media would never pick up this story. (only if there had been massive violence) and then they would only report that violence has happened. you can be shure you would have seen nothing about pro-lifers or pro abortion people. not because media is ignorant but because
they know that most of the people would not be interessted in this story. there is no discussion on abortion going on in austria. 99% of the people here would have Zero interesst in this.


46 posted on 12/01/2007 9:47:23 PM PST by austrian
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To: Coleus

Satan in living 3D color action. Much as I hate their behavior, and have to strain to not hate the beasts themselves, “Lead all souls to heaven, especially those most in need of thy mercy”. Hell is going to be around a long time.


47 posted on 12/01/2007 9:55:11 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture™)
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To: Coleus

but it´s really disgusting how this “people” behaved against the non violent praying people.


48 posted on 12/01/2007 10:13:29 PM PST by austrian
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To: puroresu

They should be happy if some town tries to take their free speech in America. All the more publicity for their side. They’d rather get felt up by perverts to prove their dedication.


49 posted on 12/01/2007 10:34:20 PM PST by donna (If America is not a Christian nation, it will be part of the Islamic nation. Take your pick.)
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To: puroresu

Oh, for heavens sake. I just realized this is in VIENNA, Austria. I was thinking it was near Boston or something.

I still think they are idiots but I’ve got enough to worry about in the USA.


50 posted on 12/01/2007 10:37:48 PM PST by donna (If America is not a Christian nation, it will be part of the Islamic nation. Take your pick.)
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