Content Warning: Pulse Nightclub shooting
Everyone has heard of the protest gatherings outside of clinics providing women's healthcare, such as Planned Parenthood, but it's often forgotten how violent or harassing these crowds can become.
For instance, a Black woman named Raè of @raeofsun_02 on TikTok was recently harassed outside of a Planned Parenthood location, which she fortunately captured on video.
Standing a short distance away from her on a parking lot sidewalk was a woman holding up a protest sign.
The woman called to Raè:
"Don't Black Lives Matter?"
After Raè confirmed they do, the woman persisted:
"Why are you here to kill a Black life?"
It's important to note the TikToker not only was not there to have a procedure done, but she also did not enter the building, despite the other woman's protests against her.
You can watch the video here:
In a follow-up video, the woman can be heard making statements that could be potential threats.
"The victims of the Pulse [Nightclub] shooting [in Orlando, Florida, in 2016] had no idea that night when they were putting on their makeup that that would be the last night of their lives."
"Death is sudden. Death will come to you suddenly."
In another video, the woman insisted Raè approach her so they could continue their conversation.
TikTok thought approaching her would have just been asking for trouble.
Fortunately, Raè did not approach the woman and was eventually able to end the conversation with her.
With encouragement from fellow TikTokers, Raè shared one more video in which she had caught the woman's face on camera.
Though the image was blurry, the woman appeared to have short, light brown hair and was likely in her forties.
She was also sporting a megaphone and a bright rainbow-colored umbrella.
TikTok was furious on Raè's behalf and couldn't believe the woman behaved that way.
Clinics like Planned Parenthood are often mislabeled as "abortion clinics," when some don't provide abortion services at all and those that do actually provide many other services for women of all ages, including birth control, standard pap smears and mammograms.
But it's hardly some random stranger's business to know if someone has an appointment anywhere, let alone what their appointment might entail.
Minding your own business is free.