You probably hadn't heard about this... because... in reality, it was a prayer group at that abortion clinic that was targeted:
Police have arrested a woman after witnesses say she threw a Molotov cocktail-type device at people holding a prayer vigil at a South Austin Planned Parenthood on Monday, according to an arrest affidavit.
Police said 52-year-old Melanie Maria Toney threw the object out the passenger side window of her car where two anti-abortion protesters standing outside of the clinic at 201 East Ben White Boulevard around 6:30 p.m. Monday.
One of the protesters, Ruth Allwein, said she was praying in the grassy area as a volunteer with Texas Alliance for Life when she saw Toney throw the bottle.
"It looked like some sort of bottle, and it had an ignited wick in it, so my first instinct was backing away," said Allwein.
Allwein said she stomped out the fire and pulled out the wick to make sure the fire did not make contact with the contents of the bottle. The affidavit states the flaming item was a "Gum Out" fuel additive bottle with a burned piece of paper towel that had been rolled into a wick and lit on fire, a Molotov cocktail-type device.
Toney admitted to throwing a bottle out the window with some paper in it and said it "might" have been smoldering when she threw it.
Toney is charged with aggravated assault.
Imagine for a moment the outcry had it actually been the abortion clinic that was targeted, and not a group of people praying at that clinic.
But instead, there's nothing to see here folks. Nothing at all. We came close to being awash in stories focused on the latest battle of the war on women but... because these were women who were praying for victims rather than preying on victims, there's no there there.
No there there at all.