Pro-life sting exposes Voice of Choice as all talk

On June 5 Voice of Choice’s Todd Stave received an email complaining that pro-life activist Tony Massey was harassing caterers delivering orders from Udi’s Foods in Denver to the Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains mega-abortion clinic.

The reason I know the date Stave received that email is because in actuality it came from Tony, who decided to conduct a little reconnaissance mission to test Voice of Choice’s potency.

As I’ve written previously (here, here, and here) Stave launched Voice of Choice last fall to retaliate against pro-lifers who protest at abortion clinics and homes of abortionists. To that end Stave distributes personal information of targeted pro-lifers to abortion proponents with encouragement to harass them.

For this Stave has garnered accolades from the Washington Post, Rachel Maddow, and Howard Stern. In March NARAL bestowed Todd with the Jan Yanehiro Speak Out for Choice Award.

Last October Stave launched “The Denver Project,” because those vociferous pro-lifers in the Mile High City are particularly onerous to the other side. After targeting seven of our activists, Stave claimed two weeks later:

Today, as a result of thousands Voice of Choice volunteers, the active protesters in Denver number HALF their ranks….

In reality, the seven received an average of 32 calls each, which they actually thrived on:

Imagine our delight when we realized that the lost were calling us!  What an awesome opportunity to share the gospel along with the truth about abortion.  Answering the phone is much easier than standing on the street or going door to door.  One woman who called admitted that she believes that late term abortion is murder.  She had no idea that Todd Stave rents to a late term abortionist.  Dozens of people, who otherwise would not have heard the gospel, heard it today, thanks to Todd Stave.  There is just one problem; some of the Denver pro lifers that didn’t make the list are upset.  They want in on the phone witnessing bonanza too.

I know these pro-life activists and can verify they would relish calls from abortion proponents. Stave knew they could be very persuasive, which is why he specified, “DO NOT ARGUE WITH THEM,” i.e., do not trust your pro-abortion ideology enough to engage the other side.

So most certainly pro-life numbers did not shrink. I’m told on average 5-6 pro-lifers protest at the Denver mill Monday through Friday, with anywhere from 20-300 Catholics, depending on the occasion, praying there on Saturdays. Here’s a photo of the core group in January…

But back to Tony. He was upset about Stave’s mischaracterization of the results of his “Denver Project,” which is what prompted his undercover sting via alias “Brandie McMillian.”

Stave did not verify Brandie’s authenticity, and on June 7 wrote the pseudo-Udi’s employee that the following email was being sent to “10k people,” which I, as one of the 10k, did indeed receive…

… and also tweeted:

One of the phone numbers was wrong, but whatever. Bottom line is as of yesterday Tony had received a whopping 18 calls, and four of them came from pro-lifers wishing him well. The video of Tony’s that Stave reposted has been viewed only 109 times:

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I’m not sure why Stave posted the video. The only notoriety it brings is upon Udi’s and Planned Parenthood, certainly not pro-lifers. Pro-lifers want the world to hear Tony’s messages.

And I doubt Udi’s is anxious for this kind of publicity, since one of its divisions was coincidentally bought out by Smart Balance on June 1.  I’m sure if Todd had bothered to ask  Udi’s, it would have told him not to do what he did. I expect the last thing either Udi’s or Smart Balance wants is to have links connecting Udi’s to the abortion giant pop up first on Google.

Kudos to Tony Massey for his willingness to take heat to expose a ruse.

42 thoughts on “Pro-life sting exposes Voice of Choice as all talk”

  1. The prophetic voice of warning. Hear it now or in eternity. Thanks Tony for calling them into account.

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  2. Gotta love the jiu-jitsu work being done by the Denver pro-lifers, along with warnings not to argue with them because they are so persuasive!

    Keep it up – thanking God for your incredible witness! 

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  3. Love FREEDOM of speech!! I also ask people entering an abortion mill if they know that the area they are entering is where babies are killed. Go DENVER PRO-LIFERS!!! Go TONY – my prayers are with you. 

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  4. and so, I had to write to UDI – here is my comment …

    “I recently reviewed a video in which your employees entering the Denver Planned Parenthood have had a man calling out to them about what Planned Parenthood does.
     
    I am a woman, now 60, who had a forced abortion when I was 18 years old. My son would have been 42 years old this fall.
     
    I regret that I had an abortion. I am asking your company to question whether you want to be involved with the death of innocent children. Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider in the United States and yes, they make a huge profit and your company is receiving profits off of baby killing. 
     
    I pray, truly pray that you will stop doing business with a corporation that kills human beings – your future customers. Thank you.”

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  5. Doncha love when abortionists accuse other people of torture and bullying?  Because abortion is what, gently persuading a baby to exit peacefully?!

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  6. Nice job Lee. :)

    Oh yes let’s lower violence and hate Stave by posting videos asking Do you want to get angry?? 

    The truth is very persuasive.  :) 

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  7. I got a reply from the Udi Corporation … 

     Thanks for writing!
    Your email will be read and forwarded to the appropriate Udi’s Food Person, who will write you back as soon as he or she can.Best regards,The Udi’s Team

    So – who wants to bet that I will actually GET a reply from the “appropriate Udi Food Person”?

    Thanks, Carla
     

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  8. Stories like this make me proud to live in Denver! Thanks Mr. Stave for giving me Tony’s contact info–I’d like to join his prayer group!

    And Lee–let us know if you do get any reply from Udi’s. I am sad to learn they support PP in any way; I believe I will also contact them about this. 

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  9. Jill, what you and the other Denver satanists have overlooked is that Jesus would have never acted like any of you.  He is my Lord and Savior and you are mocking him.  I fought too long in Iraq to have people like you yell and scream at my girlfriend as she entered the clinic with a serious complication last month in the name of “freedom” of speech and “religion”.  God will punish all of you!  Do you hear me?  GOD IS WATCHING YOU EVERY DAY AND HE WILL PUNISH ALL OF YOU SOON. 

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  10. Whoa!  Wait! — Planned Parenthood helps women with real heath concerns and “serious complications”?

    I thought PP only caused the serious complications.

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  11. Brandie,

    Tell me something.  Is God pleased with the 3500+ babies killed everyday in abortions?

    Will He punish me because I stand and fight for their right to live?

    As He is my Lord and Savior as well I’m going with nooooooooooo. 

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  12. Anyone with a “serious complication” would be at a HOSPITAL, not a chop shop/Planned Parenthood.  So, yeah, we can chalk that post up to a fake troll (as if there was ever any doubt, LOL!).    Either that, or guys named Brandie are coming out of the woodwork. :P

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  13. Just sent this to Udi’s:
    Hello,
    I recently viewed the video from Tony Massey showing Udi’s catering to Planned Parenthood in Denver. Being Planned Parenthood murders more preborn babies (your future customers) than anyone, and they are party to the worst holocaust, by far, in human history, that means Udi’s is also party to the worst holocaust in human history.  This begs the question.  Udi’s, if you’re willing to cater to baby murderers for money, what exactly wouldn’t you do for money?  Please stop doing business with Planned Parenthood because I won’t do business with you until you do.
    Scott Evans 

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  14. Brandie,
    Remember what happened to false prophets in the Bible?  Just askin’.  You might want to look it up.
    Scott 

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  15. Please be advised, if it isn’t completely obvious, I did not post under the Brandie McMillian name.

    For obvious reasons, we have discontinued all usage of the Brandie McMillian name.

    Sincerely,
    Tony Massey, Research Specialist
    BloodWorker Network

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  16. @Tony Massey: Ahaha.  I didn’t even notice that.  Thanks for pointing it out.  It did seem odd to me that “Brandie” seemed to have borrowed heavily from Westboro Baptist fliers in their post, but…  Well, anyway, thanks for confirming that this definitely was a troll of some sort or other. ;)

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  17. “Brandie McMillian”
    I’m responding for in case you are not a troll (although I’m highly doubtful) and for lurkers reading this.
    Individuals with serious pregnancy complications would be better seved by a high-risk obsterician/pre-natal specialist, who has received advanced specialty training in their field, and in a hospital setting where advanced monitering and resucitation equipment is available if the need arises. Also, such a specialty physician has likely seen the patient over a period of time and understands the intricasies of their case, verses the outpatient/ambulatory surgical (pabortion clinic, where the medical history intake is more lax, advanced monitering and life support equipment is not available (life-threatening health complications require transportation to the nearest hospital emergency department) and the ob/gyn or nurse practioner who preforms the abortion rarely sees the patient prior to the abortion procedure.
    Also, last time I checked, our soldiers were fighting so that ALL may have the freedoms we are granted, not just those who’s political ideologies align with our own (like it or not).

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  18. And just to clearify, so that my words are not misconstrued, in the last paragraph of my post, I was referring to the First Amendment: freedom of speech, the right to peacefully assemble and protest, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

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  19. Also, abortions in the case of health of the woman & rape/incest account for less than 3% of all abortions preformed each year. So if you’re in favor of elective abortion access, don’t hide behind the exceptions, just come out & say so & own it!

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  20. Shriek! God’s totally gonna get us for defending innocent unborn babies! Yeah, we’re pure evil. Cuz God approves abortion. It says so in the Bible here:

    Oops. So what’s our punishment gonna be when we stand before Him on judgment day and He asks why we stood up for the weakest among us, Brandie? Since you’re so obviously without sin, I’m sure you have all the answers. Ready, go!

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  21. “Individuals with serious pregnancy complications would be better seved by a high-risk obsterician/pre-natal specialist, who has received advanced specialty training in their field, and in a hospital setting where advanced monitering and resucitation equipment is available if the need arises”


    Not just better served….ONLY SERVED.  PP doesn’t do complications. Period. I call lying troll.

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  22. So Tony Massey reports on himself being a bully?

    Yeah, I’m not buying it.  It sounds like he’s mad that he got called out for his hate. 

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  23. Tony will take getting called out for hating preborn baby murder all day long.

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  24. Of course, women with serious complications would be better off at the hospital. No brainer. However, when I couldn’t afford health insurance, I , like many women, had to depend on Planned Parenthood to get affordable/free gynecological care–care which prevented unwanted pregnancies. Personally, I knew I couldn’t ever have an abortion, and I am tremendously grateful for PP for helping me avoid having to face an unwanted pregnancy. Oh yeah, they also gave me free screenings for cervical and breast cancer. Abortion provision is just small part of what PP does to help women. I’m going to wager a guess that most of the folks that read this blog also think that universal healthcare is immoral and socialist. Ironically, I used to be pro-life, but the more I live and learn, the more I realise that my life is worth nothing to you–unless of course I got pregnant. And that’s a mindset I simply can’t support.

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  25. “I’m going to wager a guess that most of the folks that read this blog also think that universal healthcare is immoral and socialist.”


    You don’t know much about the “folks that read this blog”.


    “Ironically, I used to be pro-life, but the more I live and learn, the more I realise that my life is worth nothing to you–unless of course I got pregnant. And that’s a mindset I simply can’t support.”


    I call b.s.  Either you care about protecting the lives of the vulnerable (unborn, disabled, elderly) or you don’t.  A pro-life person is not going to stop caring about the lives of the vulnerable because of the way they perceive other pro-lifers have treated them.

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  26. To Theresa McEwen:

    Of course, women with serious complications would be better off at the hospital. No brainer. However, when I couldn’t afford health insurance, I, like many women, had to depend on Planned Parenthood to get affordable/free gynecological care–care which prevented unwanted pregnancies.

    Translated: “When I couldn’t afford health insurance, I, like many women, had to depend on the money the government stole from citizens by force with threat of imprisonment to get affordable/free (well, not free, but paid for by the citizens of the U.S. against their will) gynecological care-care which prevented unwanted pregnancies (because I haven’t figured out how to control myself sexually.)

    Personally, I knew I couldn’t ever have an abortion, and I am tremendously grateful for PP for helping me avoid having to face an unwanted pregnancy.

    Translated: Personally, I knew I couldn’t ever have an abortion, and I am tremendously grateful for PP for helping me avoid having to face an unwanted pregnancy (because, as stated earlier, I haven’t figured out how to control myself, and PP wouldn’t help me with that.)

    Oh yeah, they also gave me free screenings for cervical and breast cancer. Abortion provision is just a small part of what PP does to help women.

    Translated: Oh yeah, they also used their stolen funds from the U.S. citizens to give me screenings for cervical cancer (which I probably wouldn’t get if I were a faithful wife to one man for life), and breast cancer.  Even though every single child that is conceived is created in the image and likeness of Almighty God, pulling their little arms and legs off and sucking out their brains and crushing their skulls is just a small part of what PP does to “help” women.

    I’m going to wager a guess that most of the folks that read this blog also think that universal healthcare is immoral and socialist. Ironically, I used to be pro-life, but the more I live and learn, the more I realise that my life is worth nothing to you–unless of course I got pregnant. And that’s a mindset I simply can’t support.

    Translated: I’m not going to wager money because I’m too cheap, but I’d guess that most folks that read this blog would rather keep their money to use as they see fit, say, for their own families’ needs, for example, but that would be just so selfish of them.  Ironically, I used to be pro-life, but the more I live and learn (if you call what I’m doing, learning), the more I realize, that my life is worth nothing to you-unless of course I got pregnant-and then, for some reason, you’d be against me paying a hit man $500 to murder my own child.  Go figure. 

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  27. Thanks guys! :-) Been getting a wee bit fed up with the crappy weather here in the UK (where I moved to escape Bush’s America.) Thought briefly I might want to move back, but you guys have just reminded me why I left. Phew! I needed that! :-) Scott–rock on with your bad self!!! Awesome! All narrow minded and judgemental!! Jesus would be proud! :-)

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  28. And you’re pretty good with the judgmental thing too, Theresa, i.e., your comment, “I used to be pro-life, but the more I live and learn, the more I realise that my life is worth nothing to you–unless of course I got pregnant.”  But because you’re a hypocrite, you’ll say you weren’t being judgmental, but only making an observation, which, of course, is a lie. 

    So, Theresa, Jesus wouldn’t be proud. If you knew His Word, you’d know pride comes before a fall.  Good luck with the muslims over there in the UK. You may want to read “Because They Hate” by Brigitte Gabriel and learn what happens to a country when the muslims eventually take over.  It’s not a pretty sight… especially for women.  

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  29. Give me a break…Tony is one of those nutbags that you see hanging out at every planned parenthood.  Get a life, you’re not changing anyone’s minds with your signs. Well, actually, I think you’ve managed to teach enough people to stay away from christianity.  Sounds like something Jesus would do…you know, standing idly on the street corner shouting hate speech at those around him.  Oh and fake sting operations, that sounds like a Jesus tactic, too.  Nice work!

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  30. Right, PinoNino, like you hang out at Plannned Parenthoods and investigate the nutbags.  Ya’, right.  If people stay away from Christianity because of us, it’s not our fault.  We love them enough to get out of our comfort zones and tell them the truth.  Jesus Himself and His disciples had a tough time getting people to come to Jesus with the message they gave.  That’s why Jesus told them, “And whoever will not receive you nor hear your words, when you depart from that house or city, shake off the dust from your feet.” – Matthew 10:14. Because the message of Jesus and His disciples was rejected by many, we’re certainly not surprised when our message is rejected by many. 

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  31. Hello. I just wanted to give you a quick update on the past month with the Voice of Choice campaigns.

    Today, we officially declared the two campaigns launched by Voice of Choice a failure and posted various videos to youtube.

    The end results were two campaigns of ~10,000 emails, and a whole bunch of face book / twitter posts of them trying to get volunteers to call us.
     
    In the end, we received 134 phone calls. Some of them are on our youtube account.

    Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/cosidewalkcounseling

    BWN VOC File: http://www.coldbloodworker.com/maryland/voice-of-choice-2012-06/article.html

    Summary of voicemails we received in June: (WARNING! Vulgarities and language)
    http://www.coldbloodworker.com/maryland/voice-of-choice-voicemails-2012-06/voice-of-choice-voicemails-201206.txt

    Sincerely,
    Tony Massey, Research Specialist
    BloodWorker Network

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  32. Hi Tony. Have you heard about AbortionWiki? Check it out – let me know if you’d like to be involved. Here’s what we have on Stave so far: http://abortionwiki.org/index.php?title=Todd_Stave

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