A Facebook page is warning women of a man taking photos of license plates outside an Arizona Planned Parenthood with the intent of tracking down visitors to “educate them about abortion.”
The location he targeted, however, offers health screenings and birth control, but has no abortion clinic nor does it perform abortions.
In a post shared Sunday, the Planned Parenthood Baby Parts Emporium Facebook page sent out a PSA to women visiting a Planned Parenthood in Tucson, AZ, warning them about a vigilante pro-lifer named Jordan Hart.
The post read:
“This man’s name is Jordan. He is taking photos of license plates and photos of people entering and exiting planned parenthood in Tucson, Arizona. According to him, he is going to use that information to go to peoples homes to ‘educate them’ on abortion.”
“So I’m giving a PSA to anyone in the Tucson area who goes to planned parenthood to keep an eye out for him. He has openly admitted his intention to criminally harass, stalk, and intimidate people. Keep yourselves safe and keep an eye out for this guy following you or photographing you and your vehicle.”
The warning came as a result of a post that Jordan Hart had put up on his own Facebook page, in which he referred to his plans as a “protest,” explaining:
“hopefully we can identify some of these people and visit the homes to help bring awareness and truth about abortion.”
People pointed out that Hart shared the common misconception among pro-lifers that Planned Parenthood only offers abortion services.
Facebook users were grateful for the warning, but many were concerned about the potentially serious consequences of Hart’s dangerous behavior.
According to some users, Hart has a history of harassing people.
According to the original post, the Tucson Police Department has been alerted to Hart’s plans, but authorities said there was nothing they could do about it.
“According to Tucson PD, this is a non-issue and there is nothing THEY can do about it until it’s essentially too late.”
The user shared a text thread with the TPD who said they were aware of the situation and would be monitoring the post.
Hopefully, they can do something before anyone gets hurt.