Blow Horns and Blood Pressure

Anne S.

12/21/20232 min read

There are two specific events at the abortion clinic where the use of blow horns, I believe, affected me physically. I have videos and screenshots of both incidents.

The first time was on 9/9/22 when a clinic defender held her blow horn up within inches of my head. She had done this to me several times that morning while I was standing near the driveway at the abortion clinic. I tried to get away from her by moving to the other side of the driveway and down a ways. But she followed me and continued holding the blow horn even closer to my head while circling around me.

The siren sound she used on the blow horn was so shrill and piercing that it began to make me feel faint. She kept at it till I felt so bad I finally called 9-1-1 to report it. Sheriff Deputy McCall responded and wrote it up as an assault. I have the card he gave me with the report.

The second time was on 8/11/23 when another clinic defender kept harassing me by using her blow horn aiming it straight at me. She kept this up for at least 45 minutes.

I began to feel faint, similar to the other incident with the other clinic defender, but this time it didn’t make me feel quite as bad, I thought, until about 8:00 that evening. All of a sudden I began to feel really faint while standing at the kitchen sink and hurriedly went to sit down because I felt like I was going to pass out.

Fortunately, I had my cellphone in my pocket and was able to call a friend for help. As soon as she got to my house about 15 minutes later and saw the shape I was in she immediately called 9-1-1.

EMS sent me by ambulance to the ER. I was kept there for two days while they ran tests thinking I might have had a stroke. After evaluating all the test results, it was determined my problem was caused by erratic blood pressure.

I saw my primary care physician a couple days later. I asked him if loud sounds can affect blood pressure. He said there is something called Baro Trauma that can be caused when blood pressure is affected by continuous loud noise similar to someone who lives near railroad tracks or hears gun shots close up.

Whatever the cause, that trip to the hospital cost me over $600 dollars for the ambulance transport and hospital treatments. Since I have never had any kind of near-fainting experiences before or since - except for the two above mentioned incidents - I truly believe the loud blow horn noises used by the 2 clinic defenders were the cause of my physical problems.

Sheriff Deputy Moates has the video screenshots along with my written report of the last incident.