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Published: October 17, 2013 3:38 am to Investigative Reporting

Abortion worker declares “I am going to run over you” after almost hitting pro-lifer with car

Miguel Abaunza has a heart to pray for the unborn. Abaunza prays on the sidewalk near the Hilltop Women’s Reproductive Clinic in El Paso, Texas. He is a part of a local 40 Days for Life group in El Paso. On October 16, 2013, Gloria Martinez, the RN at the Hilltop clinic, drove her BMW directly towards Miguel in an attempt to run him over. The RN pressed on the brakes at the last second, rolled down her window, and told Miguel that “one of these days I am going to run over you.”

Miguel recorded the car coming towards him on video. He recorded her because this was not the first time Martinez had threatened him verbally or with her car. Abaunza was shaken up by the event and is concerned Martinez won’t stop the next time she drives towards him.

The 40 Days for Life El Paso group prays with families who bring their children near the clinic. Abaunza fears that Martinez’s attempts to slam into him could endanger the children. Others who’ve gone to the center to pray have also made reports that Martinez threatens them and yells explicit remarks. Abaunza has filed a report with local police over Martinez’s actions.

This is not the first time the police have been called to the clinic. Hilltop Women’s Reproductive clinic made El Paso news in 2011 when a dismembered fetus was found in a bag outside the clinic. A man who lived near the clinic told members of the “40 Days for Life El Paso” prayer group that he found a trash bag near the clinic. When the 40 Days for Life group arrived and opened the bag, they were shocked to find body parts. Gabriela Federico, the director of the group, told the news, “I’ve seen pictures and videos of abortions but nothing like this. To see with my own bare eyes to see how that child was mutilated, it was horrifying.”

The mutilated body, abortions done up to 15 weeks, and an attempt to run a man over show that this clinic is truly need of prayer. I’m thankful the 40 Days for Life group hasn’t left the grounds.

The group posted this Facebook message on Tuesday: “2 lives were saved today! Please pray for these courageous mothers!” It’s clear that even in the midst of opposition, prayers are being answered! Thanks for your brave stand, Miguel, and thanks to the 40 Days for Life El Paso group.

About Christina Martin

Christina Martin has been a pro-life voice for eight years. Her work began after her mother confessed she paid a doctor to abort her, but walked out before he could. Knowing she was saved from death, she wanted to fight for others. After graduating college in 2005, Christina spent 2 years at the Justice House of Prayer in D.C praying at the Supreme Court daily for the ending of abortion. Then 3 years with the Atlanta chapter of the international grassroots pro-life movement Bound4Life. Christina seeks to love Jesus in word and deed. She has a burden for the black community and longs to see them free from the genocide of abortion.
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  • LoveTheLeast8

    Wow, that is crazy. I don’t think it is legal to threaten people with a deadly weapon.

    • joanstevenson55

      Only if your an abortion worker…they are a federally protected class, just like politicians…no such things as laws.

    • David Webb

      This is easily badgering, criminal harassment, and reckless endangerment! Not only does it deserve time spent in prison, but her drivers license should be revoked if not at least for “road rage”.

      We have to know the law and know our rights. This woman is NOT above the law! Abaunza and the others can and should file a class-action lawsuit against that monster!

  • Jim Walters

    It should not be surprising that a “nurse” who would willing cooperate in the butchering of unborn babies would feel no compunctions against hitting someone deliberately with her car.

  • Jay Jay

    killing unborn babies pays her well I see. Not surprising she’d be willing to end another life that is in her way. I find it sickening that she and many other women like her believe themselves completely altruistic. When will this farce end?

  • Janet Susan

    I’m very pro-life. Could it be that he’s blocking her entrance and she gets tired of having to slow down for him? It’s a question of practicality. I’d be angry, too, if I had to slow down and wait for someone to move out of my entrance to work each day.

    • IfilivedinTexasidbetherewithu

      Janet you are joking right?, her place of work you say? They are killing human beings in as you call it her place of work. That’s not work Janet, that’s murder.

    • Alexandra

      They do not block the entrance to the parking lot. The sidewalk counselors and people praying at Hilltop are very careful not to stand on private property or block anything so that they aren’t charged with trespassing.

      • Janet Susan

        You are all right–she did drive right across the entrance at the sidewalk counselor. I don’t know how I missed that the first time. I’ve been at 40 days for live at the PP in my town many times, and the SWC never blocks the driveway. That woman needs prayer!!

      • PamelaWatters

        He doesn’t have to “block” it, all he has to do is impair her path. This is an example of why all clinics need buffer zones.

        What are some examples of behavior FACE prohibits?
        • Any activity that blocks access to the entrance or
        obstructs the exit of a facility, including impairing cars
        from entering and leaving parking lots; impeding the
        progress of people trying to walk towards doors or
        through parking lots; or making getting in and out of the
        facility difficult or dangerous.

        • Mamabear

          What is the difference between blocking and impairing?
          No one was being blocked or impaired here. The only difficulties being raised was to awaken consciences, not physical difficulties.

          • PamelaWatters

            What is the difference if he “prays” 5 feet away from the driveway? I’m sure God would still hear him.

    • grannymoore

      Don’t you think the “murder for hire” “nurse” would jump on the situation if she was being blocked to the entrance? She would have called the police if her entrance was being blocked.

    • Basset_Hound

      When my daughter was in elementary school, there would be rainy days when I would have to pick her up. The school did not manage the traffic in the pick up driveway. Often my way was blocked by other moms who would park, get out of their cars and go look for their kids. These traffic pigs would block the way for everyone, and once my daughter gave up and walked home in pouring rain because I couldn’t even get to a spot where she could see me. I put up with this for six years and somehow managed not to threaten to run anyone over.

  • Lori Alayne Weber Miller

    A BMW, gosh murder must pay well in this country. And this behavior would indicate this woman knows she is a specially protected class under Obama and can do the outrageous without fear of reprisal.

    • David Webb

      This is easily badgering, criminal harassment, and reckless endangerment! Not only does it deserve time spent in prison, but her drivers license should be revoked, if not at least for “road rage”.

      We HAVE to know the law AND know our rights. This woman is NOT above
      the law; none of this “protect class” nonsense! Abaunza and the others can and should file a class-action lawsuit against that monster!

    • RCC_Soldaten

      Sorry, but having a BMW has nothing to do with this. I have had 3 of them and I am one of the strongest Pro-Life people you would ever meet. God bless.

      • Lori Alayne Weber Miller

        Unless you earned your money for your BMW by murdering unborns. Your ownership is a completely unrelated topic. congratualtions . Do you think Murder is a good way to afford a BMW?

        • RCC_Soldaten

          ??

  • JDC

    Between this and the rioters in Australia, it really has been an exceptionally violent week for abortion supporters. Are they all mad about something? (well more so than usual)

    • grannymoore

      If pro-abortion supporters have no problem with unborn babies being tortured and burned to death and painfully torn apart, they most certainly would have no qualms with beating up on pro-life supporters! They are even more angry because pro-life supporters are succeeding in their mission of trying to save as many unborn babies as possible and the majority of the public are taking more notice of the cruelty of abortion.

  • Turtledove

    They shot a woman for doing something similar in DC a few weeks ago.

    • PrincessJasmine4

      Do you have a link?

      • nonce37

        I think Turtledove is talking about the White House rammer who was shot recently.

        • PrincessJasmine4

          ah yes..
          Thanks. :-)

  • PrincessJasmine4

    There you go again Christina, shattering our image of the squeaky clean pro aborts the media ignores!!! How dare you?? :-)

    Keep up the good work. This is just the tip of the ice burg of pro abort violence. There’s so much of it.

  • Jason Hunt

    Well, when one believes that human life has no inherent value…

  • Tim

    Ok guys…I’m all for protesting against his…with all my heart, but to over- exaggerate a frustrated employee (yes what she does is wrong) and declare it a “I’m going to murder you” concept…is a major stretch. The woman was pulling into her job, she has seen the protesters day in and day out gathered NEAR where she pulls in and she made a statement, “one of these days I’m going to run over you.” In other words…based on where you are standing “one of these days you are going to get run over.”

    • guest

      The problem is, he’s clearly on the sidewalk and within his rights to do this, and she sped towards Miguel (she barely turned at all). Plus other people have reported her behavior. If it was a one time thing, then maaaaaaaaybe. But in this situation, I don’t think she has any excuse.

  • JESKA

    The irony of this is that the RN has a booster seat in the back of that car for a 3-5 yr old..but works at an abortion clinic. Seems LEGIT. -__-

  • juniper

    This is a very hot topic and very controversial. I am pro-choice and I was born in el paso. The thinking there is very conservative and the views there are not necessarily the views of the entire country or of the united states constitution which gives women the freedom to choose wether or not to continue pregnancy. The debate on that matter is for an entirely different forum. In this case I think there needs to be a clarification of terms. Miguel does not seem to be praying he seems to be protesting, an entirely different thing all together. Prayers are between the believer and God and do not need to be projected daily on others in the pathway unto the property of the healthcare clinic. The nurse in question does seem to suffer from much anger and road rage and was wrong in pretending to run the person over. I am sure she goes to work everyday and in some cases helps women and doesn’t always terminate a pregnancy she does however allow for a woman to safely have that right under whatever circumstances has brought her there. More over I am sure the same “protesters” under the guise of “prayers” stand there and harass, wether silently with signs or vocally, the perspective patients that are in a very emotionally sensitive state to begin with. For someone to judge someone like that and to make it their daily mission to bring a cloud of hate on something that the constitution grants us as our choice is just unnecessary and wrong. How about taking your prayer and protests ten minutes across the border into Juarez, Mexico where viably conscious children are driven into sex slavery and worse daily. That would be a noble cause worthy of praise and prayer and worthy of heroic virtue.

    • JohnP

      Juniper: Perhaps you should change your name to “Hemlock.” If that’s too obscure for you, look it up. If they were killing old people in the clinic, would that make a difference to you? The fact that these are unborn children makes no material difference. They are persons, whether you recognize the fact or not.

      • juniper

        Yes if they were killing old people then it wouldn’t be about embryos or fetus’ being brought to term. That would be murder and as such punishable by a court of law. I am afraid you are trying to have the pro choice and pro life debate with me and I will not engage because they are both valid arguments and such arguments are pointless because neither one of us are going to change our minds. Unfortunately for you the majority (in the country as a whole) sides with pro choice advocates and therefore there is both a material and legal difference in wether an embryo or fetus is a person or not. I am not here to argue to debate or to call you a poisonous plant however that was very clever and cute. I have not heard of that word since the high school philosophy paper I wrote on Socrates. A sense of nostalgia has come over me. I encourage you to fight for your beliefs and speak your mind as that is your civil liberty. I am speaking my mind and clarifying what I think this article is trying to report on.

        • Larry Moore

          Calling it an embryo or fetus does not change anything. A rose is a rose by any other name. Your argument is not valid because it advocates murder. The numbers I am seeing do not support what you are saying about the country as a whole and it doesn’t matter anyway.

    • Larry Moore

      Nice attempt to divert the debate from the real issues, but it just doesn’t work. Just remember that “pro choice” is the same as pro murder, there is no room for argument on this. What you advocate is as bad or worse than what Hitler did without any question. As least those people had some very small chance of escaping their fate, unlike an unborn child. You know as well as anyone else that US citizens have no control over what happens in a foreign country so why bring the issue up? Thankfully we still have the right of protest and free speech in the US (at least for now). Murder is wrong even if the constitution does allow it (which it does not by the way). They have every right to judge these unspeakable acts and to protest them. I am so thankful for these people who are willing to do this and I hope and pray that their numbers will grow. There certainly needs to be a “cloud of hate”, not for the people but for what they are doing and this “cloud of hate needs to get larger every day. I can only pray that God will open your eyes to this horror just as he did for me because I used to be imprisoned by delusional thinking just like you are. By your argument I guess we should take the viably conscious children in Juarez and kill them because their lives are useless and they are being abused? Where does the madness end? The sensible answer of course is to make sure that the unborn have protection and also make sure children that are already born are also taken care of. The fact that one horror is being allow does not by any means excuse another horror. How about talking about the real problems and issues here-people need to be held accountable and made responsible for their actions. If you allow yourself to get pregnant then you have to be responsible and accountable and take care of the baby. If you murder an unborn child then you have to be held accountable for your actions just like anyone else who commits murder, but of course that would be too easy and simple and we live in a society where people are constantly searching for ways where they will not be held accountable for their actions.

      • juniper

        Larry I am guessing you are in your late 50′s to 60′s and you’re arguments are directed at a society you cannot comprehend or attempt to assimilate to. You’re all over the map here. I encourage everyone to speak their minds. But thank God there are new generations of people with compassion and the for sight to change the world for the better wether it is in a foreign land or not we have the capacity to do that daily. TO speak out against injustices. I work with foster children daily. I work with rape victims daily and you can’t always paint every picture with the same color and pretend you know everyone’s story. You have your views and I have mine. For you to put words into my mouth and say i’d advocate for the killing of abused kids or for advocating pedophilia puzzles me and frankly has no place here. Go back to watching Fox news and praying to God about opening my eyes I am sure he’s just “dying” to listen to your barf.

    • Tullia_Ciceronis

      How do you know that those praying are judging? I try to help the women when I am out there, because I know what it is like to be in their shoes…I don’t want them to make a life or death decision without thinking about it first…as for constitutional rights-there is nothing in the constitution that specifially states that a woman has the right to an abortion..even Roe v. Wade states that if the fetus is a person, then the so-called “right to privacy” found the “penumbras of the Constition” does not justify legalized abortion. I don’t hate anyone at the abortion clinics that I pray at-I pray for their health and well-being. You are the one judging here, stereotyping, and making unwarrented assumptions about those who engage in 40 Days for Life.

    • Mamabear

      There is not one word in the Constitution of the United States for about abortion. Not one single word. Read it!
      There is something called the First Amendment which guarantees us the right to free speech, and it does not say there are any limits for what is about. Free exercise of religion also may not be prohibited, therefore prayer on sidewalks is also legal. Abortion protesters are therefore within their constitutional rights.
      As US citizens, we are actually forbidden by Mexican law from public protests or demonstrations on Mexican soil. Due to Mexican laws, Mexican citizens will have to work on the problems within their country.

      • juniper

        I’ve read it many times and studied it throughout my academic endeavor. The right for a woman to choose is covered in the “right of privacy … it is broad enough to encompass a woman’s decision whether or not to terminate her pregnancy” that is part of the fourteenth amendment. You do have every right to protest whatever you believe I view protesting abortions at the entrance of an abortion clinic just like protesting war at the funeral of a fallen soldier. There is a time and place for everything and these tactics , especially under the guise of prayer are in bad taste and it’s already too late at that point. Reach out at schools and universities, reach out at community centers and homeless shelters and hit the demographic before they get there you surely will make more progress in your crusade by going to the source not the site. The woman was in bad taste too who pretended to hit the protestor. Let that not be forgotten in all this.

        • PrincessJasmine4

          There is no constitutional right to choose to kill one’s offspring

          Even pro aborts admit how unconstitutional Roe V Wade is

  • Lilian Stoltzfus

    :-/ My fellow RNs could do so much more than assist in the taking of life.

  • VL123

    I’d knock the window out and break her neck.

    • PamelaWatters

      What are some examples of behavior FACE prohibits?

      Threats of violence. For example, in 1996 a woman was

      found guilty of a FACE violation for yelling through a

      bullhorn to a doctor, “Robert, remember Dr. Gunn. This

      could happen to you…” (referring to a doctor who was

      shot in 1993).4

  • jack31961

    I saw a Priest leading the Rosary outside an abortion mill, almost hit by a van that delibertlty jumped the curb. A security guard present, did nothing.

  • Alycia

    My goodness Tim, lets just excuse her behavior away! That’s like saying it’s ok to kill it because it’s only a fetus! It’s ok to hit him because he’s on her sidewalk! She didn’t say one of these days your going to get hit. She said “One od these days I’m going to run you over!” She meant what she said. Also he was on a SIDEWALK Not the street or a DRIVEWAY she’s supposed to drive in the street or driveway, not on the SIDEWALK. It’s a sidewalk not a fetus. She takes lives everyday for a living, why would she value any other’s lives?

  • Jaime

    @disqus_AZnPwtqJmx:disqus last time I checked when people stop a heartbeat its murder. The heartbeat of a baby starts only 18 days after conception. So when a woman has an abortion a heartbeat is stopped. Also since when does a woman have 4 arms, 4 legs, 2 hearts ? They don’t. It means that a baby is a totally separate body than the person who is carrying it. So that means when people try to defend pro choice by saying they have a right to their body it is not a valid reason as its not your body. This person was doing no harm. Whether he was protesting or praying he has just as much right to protest to something he does not believe in. I see the same attitude from everyone who claims to be pro choice they become defensive and try to validate their beliefs, And try to belittle pro life supporters. If it were so right why is it that so many women daily regret their abortions? If it was right there would be no regrets but unfortunately there is.

    • juniper

      is that what you found last time you “checked.” The problem here is that you have lots of passion but nothing to back any of this up. Talking with trigger points and assuming (impossibly) that most women regret their abortions daily. You cannot see an attitude and you cannot say I belittled anyone. I stated my opinions. It’s the uneducated few that should really educate themselves before they let their passions run wild in debate. Your last sentence is just baseless Jaime. Get educated.

      • Nikki Sterling Harris

        There is plenty of evidence that backs up what Jaime said. Do a simple Google search, and you’ll find it. In fact, the first fact above is documented in basic anatomy text books, as is the fact that an unborn child is a unique, separate person from their mother. As for women regretting their abortions, there are websites that exist solely for women to share their abortion regrets (http://www.silentnomoreawareness.org/index.aspx), as well as organizations that exist to counsel these women and their families (http://www.rachelsvineyard.org/). There would be no need for these organizations if the majority of women had no regrets. Do a little research of your own before accusing someone of making things up.

  • PamelaWatters

    There certainly could be an arrest, but it won’t be the clinic worker. That is a FACE act violation. I hope that woman contacts the FBI. It is a federal offense & she

    What are some examples of behavior FACE prohibits?

    • Any activity that blocks access to the entrance or

    obstructs the exit of a facility, including impairing cars

    from entering and leaving parking lots; impeding the

    progress of people trying to walk towards doors or

    through parking lots; or making getting in and out of the

    facility difficult or dangerous.

    If the violation is a non-violent physical obstruction, a

    first time “blockader” faces no more than 6 months in

    prison and a $10,000. For subsequent violations, the

    maximum penalty in 18 months and a $25,000 fine.

    • Mamabear

      So it’s OK to drive up on sidewalk if a person is praying or maybe holding a sign you don’t like?
      In this case, these people were not blocking anybody. They were merely present expressing their first amendment rights of free speech and religion.
      We have a long history in this country of peaceful demonstrations and protest. I have witnessed it myself.
      When I was in Jr. High, there was a group of citizens who were carrying signs on the sidewalk in front of our city hall each week for months. (Some kind of zoning thing I think???) At my university, I witnessed peaceful anti-Viet Nam protests. Several years ago, somebody found out a local judge they did not like attended my church and held a protest on Sunday morning blocking the entrances to parking. Our reaction was to drive around to the back entrance of the church parking lot. When my state passed an immigration bill some people did not like, protesters were in the streets in front of local government buildings in many towns. In my town, we just detoured to other streets, I believe that is what happened throughout the state.
      In all of the above demonstrations I personally witnessed, access was actually blocked or limited, yet no arrests were made because it was classified as free speech. Why is the murdering of unborn children so different? Almost like it is sacred?

  • PamelaWatters

    There certainly could be an arrest, but it won’t be the clinic worker. That is a FACE act violation. I hope that woman contacts the FBI. It is a federal offense.

    What are some examples of behavior FACE prohibits?

    • Any activity that blocks access to the entrance or

    obstructs the exit of a facility, including impairing cars

    from entering and leaving parking lots; impeding the

    progress of people trying to walk towards doors or

    through parking lots; or making getting in and out of the

    facility difficult or dangerous.

    If the violation is a non-violent physical obstruction, a

    first time “blockader” faces no more than 6 months in

    prison and a $10,000. For subsequent violations, the

    maximum penalty in 18 months and a $25,000 fine.

  • Guest

    What are some examples of behavior FACE prohibits?

    • Any activity that blocks access to the entrance or

    obstructs the exit of a facility, including impairing cars

    from entering and leaving parking lots; impeding the

    progress of people trying to walk towards doors or

    through parking lots; or making getting in and out of the

    facility difficult or dangerous.

  • Guest

    hmmm….so y’all have a problem with the FACE act?

    What are some examples of behavior FACE prohibits?

    • Any activity that blocks access to the entrance or

    obstructs the exit of a facility, including impairing cars

    from entering and leaving parking lots; impeding the

    progress of people trying to walk towards doors or

    through parking lots; or making getting in and out of the

    facility difficult or dangerous.

  • Colleen S

    Thank you for telling this and I loved reading in your bio, Christina, about the Justice House of prayer in D.C. I will look into Bound4Life as well.

  • Phil

    You should have enough evidence to take the RN’s licence away. If you can find a lawyer, you should be able to sue the clinic for emotional distress caused by an employee within 30 min. of her departure from her clinic.

  • Phil

    Her licence to practice medicine.

  • Phil
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