Jo Scott, abortion zealot, permanently enjoined from using threat of force at clinic protests

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Jo Scott.
Jo Scott is the truest of believers when it comes the fight against abortion rights -- so much so that she's repeatedly violated both state and federal laws designed to protect clinic visitors. But the level of harassment will presumably be modified now that a settlement with the Justice Department calls for payments to two victims and a permanent enjoinder against using force or the threat of it to hassle clients.

It's been a busy year for Scott from a legal standpoint. Back in April, she was found guilty of violating the state's bubble law, which prohibits anti-abortion types from coming within eight feet of anyone in a hundred-foot radius of a clinic without their okay. And she couldn't claim not to have understood this rule. In 2008, around the time she appeared in our 2008 feature "Planned Parenthood's Scheme to Bust Abortion Protesters," she received a 180-day suspended sentence for the same offense.

June brought with it another dose of the same medicine. According to Denver District Attorney's Office spokeswoman Lynn Kimbrough, Scott's sentence of 180 days in Denver County Jail was suspended in lieu of two year's probation and 100 hours of community service. However, she appealed the decision. At this point, there's no finite time frame regarding a ruling about her actions.

That same month, however, the Justice Department filed a civil complaint in U.S. District Court against Scott and her husband, fellow protester Kenneth, for violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act, also known as the FACE Act. And the complaint, accessible at this link and on view below, supports its allegations with a slew of incidents from August 2009 to this year at Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM) in Denver.

As we've reported, Kenneth is said to have walked or stood in the facility's driveway on numerous occasions to either prevent clients from coming or going without confronting him. And that's not to mention verbal abuse aimed at PPRM staffers -- terms of endearment cited include "murderer" and "baby killer."

The list of Jo Scott-related incidents is similar -- but one on June 9, 2010 stands out because of the implication that even Kenneth felt she'd gone too far. The document says a person who had accompanied a client to PPRM was standing on the sidewalk, smoking a cigarette, when the Scotts began screaming that God hated him, among other pleasantries. The guy tried to away, but Jo allegedly poked him in the back, and when he turned around, she pushed him in the chest. At that point, Kenneth physically restrained Jo, but she tried to wrestle free and go after the man again.

The document requested relief that included fines of up to $15,000 each -- but the amount in the settlement is far smaller. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, the U.S. District Court in Colorado has ordered that Scott "be permanently enjoined from using force, threat of force or physically obstructing any person because that person is or has been obtaining or providing reproductive health services." Moreover, Scott has been ordered to pay $750 apiece to the victim in the June 2010 incident and a patient she encountered the previous April.

The Scotts' disposable income could take another hit soon. The suit against Kenneth is still pending. See the June complaint against the pair below.

Jo and Kenneth Scott: FACE Act Violation Complaint

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Eric
Eric

What I want to know is where are all the screwballs that were defending this loon and her asshat husband 4 months ago.

All the tough-guy talk from these nazi wannabees like jamie, Josh, scott, and some nut that starts the name out with laser vision, professing to know what's best for women they've never even met, and now since the old fool and her nutty spouse have been slapped down properly,, it's crickets?

I'd respect you at least a tiny bit, in spite of your microscopic views, if you at least stood up for this nut job you were holding up as a role model 4 month ago.

As it is, I'm looking at you as nothing more than what all anti-choice nazis are............cowardly bullies.

One day with them is too many
One day with them is too many

Eric, maybe the defenders finally found out the truth about Ken and Jo Scott, they are terrorist bullies and thrive on harrassment, not spreading any kind of message of God. I know from personal experience. I recently found out that Ken Scott has been commited to a mental hospital before because of his actions!  Ken invited me out to join them recently after my neighbor's church went out for the 40 days for life protest.  I was appalled at what I witnessed out on the public street!  Their tactics are awful and even anti-human.  They have signs of miscarriages and present them as "abortions".  They know they are offensive and just don't care.  Maybe it's just their white-trash nature.  They do so much harm to the anti-abortion cause, which should be peaceful. I would like to see us get to the point where abortion is rare or non-existent. I have two daughters, both on birth control until they are ready to have my grandchildren (hopefully soon!), and if Ken or Jo talked to them that way, I would call the police on them.  I met several of the other horrible bullies next to the driveway on that same day and got their names: Scott Evans, Beau Ballentine, Leslie Hanks, Tony Massey, and Cliff Powell.  They are out there regularly and are yelling nasty stuff too.  They all try to emulate Ken Scott's aggressive, obnoxious, anti-Jesus behaviour.  These are the worst of the worst of anti-abortion (and anti-gay) extremists. Anyone that associates with these people will be judged the same way by the public and by God (as mentally ill, sadistic and psychopathic!)  There is a special place in Hell for all of these people, but it's just as well, since these "sidewalk counselors" are doing the devil's work.          

Eric
Eric

Thanks One Day,

You made the perfect point. Abortions are best prevented by the 95% of services PP provides, including birth control, thus voiding any credibility these sidewalk shitbags are trying to make.

Leslie Hanks? Isn't she the president of colorado right to life?

So, by her rationale, the protesters at the PP clinic physically preventing people from obtaining the very birth control methods PP provides that would preclude the need for ending a pregnancy are justified in doing so..................how?

Two options for loopy leslie, both bad.

Either she's delusional, or worse, she's an opportunist, spreading her filthy ideology for money.

Wow.

Eric
Eric

Wow.

I'm on the periphery of this issue and haven't followed this fool and her idiot husband in their illegal activities that closely, but the information that she's been incarcerated for a bombing attempt and he's a worthless piece of garbage that doesn't pay to raise a child he helped create is absolutely astonishing.

Life is so filled with ironies.

And sick of it's right..............anybody...............that's ANYBODY............that would interfere with a person visiting a Planned Parenthood facility for any reason, at any time, under any circumstances, is no less a bully and a coward than them.

These anti choice scumbags love everything about Jesus..............with the exception of how he lived and what he taught. 

guest
guest

it's funny how these people are so interested in preventing abortion and forcing women to raise children they are not interested or equipped to raise.yet they are not standing around these women's houses waving signs saying"i will help you buy diapers and food for the child".or better yet offering babysitting, school clothes, books, toys ect.... minding your own business is definetly the best way to go in situations like this.just stay home and allow people to make their own choices in life.

Nerak318
Nerak318

Thank you for saying that! I so agree. Unfortunately, there are so many women/ people that should not be parents. And it is naive to think that these people will not have sex. And although adoption is a viable alternative, the system is fractured. And these poor, unplanned children end up in the cycle of abuse. For every abortion that was stopped due to these people, I say, thats  one more child that needs their support. Why aren't they down volunteering with/for all of the thousands of children that so desperately need support? They are bullies, plain and simple. And really crappy excuses for human beings. Why does their concern for the un-aborted FETUS end at birth? Take care of the ones that are already here. Stop the over-population.

majii
majii

I find it very ironic, Nerak, that they'll fight to the death to end all abortions, but are not willing to lift one finger to enrich the lives of the kids who are already here.  Also, they want to end all access to contraception which, if used effectively, would eliminate the need for abortion in the first place.  It seems to me that a lot of them are very confused. 

Amanda Fields
Amanda Fields

people like this make me ill. It non of their or anyone's business what goes on in those clinics and in those patient's lives. There could be a hundred reasons why they're at that clinic. Leave them in peace. Only the Creator can make a judgement, we are only humans.

Michael Roberts
Michael Roberts

Very interesting post, Amanda. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

REAL Christian
REAL Christian

Here is a picture of the tshirt that fake Christian extremistKen Scott wears often:

http://www.summeroftrust.com/w...

Based on the Bible, the following is what the shirt shouldactually say instead:

 

Jesus is the Judge, therefore

 

HATEFUL WORDS AND DEEDS IS MURDER

(1 John 3:15) Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer:and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.

(Matthew 5:39, 44) But I say unto you, That ye resist notevil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the otheralso…. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, dogood to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, andpersecute you.

 

HYPOCRISY IS SIN

(Matthew 6:5) And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be asthe hypocrites [are]: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and inthe corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say untoyou, They have their reward.

 

NARROW-MINDED RELIGION IS A LIE

(Luke 9:49-50) Now John answered and said, "Master, wesaw someone casting out demons in Your name, and we forbade him because he doesnot follow with us." But Jesus said to him, "Do not forbid him,for he who is not against us is on our side."

 

LITERAL BELIEF IN THE GENESIS CREATION STORY IS ADELUSION

(2 Peter 3:8) But, beloved, be not ignorant of this onething, that one day [is] with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousandyears as one day.

 

OPPRESSION OF WOMEN IS REBELLION

(John 8:3-11) “Then the scribes and Pharisees brought to Hima woman caught in adultery. And when they had set her in the midst, they saidto Him, "Teacher, this woman was caught in adultery, in the very act. "NowMoses, in the law, commanded us that such should be stoned. But what do Yousay?" This they said, testing Him, that they might have [something] ofwhich to accuse Him. But Jesus stooped down and wrote on the ground with [His]finger, as though He did not hear. So when they continued asking Him, He raisedHimself up and said to them, "He who is without sin among you, let himthrow a stone at her first." And again He stooped down and wrote on theground. Then thosewho heard [it], being convicted by [their] conscience, went out one by one,beginning with the oldest [even] to the last. And Jesus was left alone, and thewoman standing in the midst.

 

When Jesus had raised Himself up and saw no one but thewoman, He said to her, "Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has noone condemned you?"  She said,"No one, Lord." And Jesus said to her, "Neither do I condemnyou; go and sin no more."

 

FUNDAMENTALISM IS FALSE RELIGION

(Matthew 23:15) "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees,hypocrites! For you travel land and sea to win one proselyte, and when he iswon, you make him twice as much a son of hell as yourselves.”

 

 

OPERATION SAVE AMERICA IS PRETEND SALT

(Matthew 7:20-23) “Wherefore by their fruits ye shall knowthem. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into thekingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Manywill say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? andin thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? Andthen will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that workiniquity.”

majii
majii

Thanks, so much for this.  These people don't practice the same kind of Christianity that I do, and they refuse to even hear that Jesus would NEVER endorse the things they are doing in his name. They never think to ask themselves this question:  If they truly believe that Jesus is the judge of the actions of others, why are they out in the streets taking over his job?

Sick of it!
Sick of it!

Fact:Ken Scott is a convicted deadbeat dad!

Ken:before you go yelling at everyone else, take a look at yourself and pray to theLord so he will tell you to please shut up and go home! D-E-A-D-B-E-A-T  D-A-D.

Fact:Jo Scott served Federal time after she was convicted of conspiring to BOMB awomen's health clinic in California!

Whata sweet, Christian thing to do, Jo! Way to represent Jesus, there are lots of Bibleverses about Jesus blowing stuff up!

Bothof these facts were confirmed by a former (non-bully) "sidewalkcounselor", who knows the Scotts personally, but finally quit when she sawhow horrible their actions really are. It was also confirmed by a police officer, who is apparently a friend ofKen and Jo, but coincidentally, also a friend of mine.

Ilive two blocks away from where this all takes place, week after week, and weall know who Ken Scott and Jo Scott are and it seems every time I drive bythere, Ken is out there yelling and screaming at everyone like a psychopath andJo is standing on a ladder so she can look over the privacy fence (violatingthe people’s privacy) and yelling at anyone around- which is what these fakeChristians such as Jo call "sidewalk counseling".  Their “Christian group” also tries to take pictures/videosof everyone, even of people as they walk in or out the front door of themedical facility there!

TheseJesus-hating "sidewalk counselors" have disgusting, photo-shoppedsigns, bloody plastic children's baby dolls and morbid "babycaskets", and fake 'abortion' posters of bloody babies, and these are allover the streets in our neighborhood. They are out there nearly every day, andapparently paid to be there by Bob Adolph Enyart of Denver Bible Church inArvada.

Anotherfact: “Pastor” Bob Adolph Enyart was sentenced to 60 days in jail for beating a7 year old boy so hard with a belt that he bled! 

Thesepeople are bullies, plain and simple. They know no boundaries; they are very loud, obnoxious and aggressiveand I can often hear them from my back yard! This is not they behavior of a real Christian.

Everyonereading this take a minute and imagine how you would feel if you had thesepsychopaths with their grotesque signs lining the streets in your neighborhood!We are sick of it. NONE of us in this neighborhood (which was much nicer beforethese “Christian” bullies showed up) want to drive near these horrible imagesand activities, especially when we have our young children in the car who oftenask "why is the man with the Jesus shirt yelling?"

Theywill intentionally mislead and lie to ANYONE who they can get to stopand listen, or otherwise is within earshot. They are all blasphemous towardsthe sacred Christian Bible and are harassing many REAL Christians.

Jesuswas peaceful and would have never done any of this and would not have approvedin any way.

I am a member of a very large and REAL Christian Churchsouth of Denver and our Pastor gave a wonderful sermon on Sunday about howthese "sidewalk counselor" bullies blaspheme the name of theLord.  Our Pastor encouraged us to engageVoice of Choice (http://www.vochoice.org)to help attempt to get the protesters to see that this should not be aboutanyone's stance on abortion, but to NOT BULLY and NOT HARRASS your fellow humanbeings.

Hundreds of the parishioners have contacted Voice ofChoice and offered their services to do what they could do to help.  I hope you will do the same.  Please pray for the protesters!

 

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