Later, Sims asks the woman to "talk about your Christian faith. About how your Christian faith believes in shaming people. About your Christian faith believes in telling people that you know what's right for their bodies. About how your Christian faith believes that you know what's right for their families.
Several minutes into the video, Sims can be seen obstructing the woman's path with his camera. "Get out of my way," the woman says. "Get your camera out of my face."
"No," the lawmaker tells her.
He then says to the livestream audience: "If you know who this woman is, and you can give me her address, we'll protest outside of her home. Let's go protest out in front of her house and tell her what's right for her body."
The practice of soliciting or publishing online an individual's address and other personal details in order to elicit harassment is known as doxing. It is illegal in many jurisdictions.
As the nearly nine-minute video continues, Sims continues to berate the woman, and her religious faith, after she asks him to leave her alone. He calls her prayer "a racist act of judgment."
"This Planned Parenthood has done more for civil rights in America than this person will ever do for anyone's rights," Sims says, while continuing to solicit funds for Planned Parenthood.
"Hasn't fed a child today. Hasn't put shoes on a child today. I'm sorry, ma'am, how many Catholic Churches are you protesting, out of 400 priests in Pennsylvania indicted for child molestation? I don't remember seeing at those protests. I was at them. Instead you're dragging people for their Constitutional rights. Shame on you," Sims says to the woman.
"Shame on you."
400 priests in Pennsylvania have not been indicted for child molestation. Sims seemed to be referring to a July report from a Pennsylvania grand jury, which noted 300 priests credibly accused of sexual abuse or misconduct during a period of seven decades.
The woman is apparently not the only one to be the subject of videos livestreamed by Sims. In an undated video tweeted by Live Action May 6, Sims can be seen approaching five people, most of whom appear to be teenagers, outside of the same Planned Parenthood. He characterizes them as "white people," and "psuedo-Christian protestors who have been out here shaming young girls for being here."
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Sims says in that livestream video that he will give $100 to anyone who can identify the names and addresses of the young people.
"We're actually just praying for the babies, and we believe that women deserve more," one of them can be heard saying.
Sims, 40, has represented the 182nd district of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives since 2013. A Democrat, Sims worked as a legal advocate for same-sex marriage and was the first person to identify as gay elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
Shortly before posting his livestream interrogation of the woman, Sims tweeted "Planned Parenthood protesters are scum! I've spent years as a patient escort witnessing firsthand the hate, vitriol, hostility and BLATANT RACISM they spew. You can 'pray for a baby at home.' You sure as hell can feed a kid or clothe one instead. Old, fake, White, wrong!"