Pat Lohman's most powerful weapon in her long war on abortion has been deception.
It's a tactic she's embraced for nearly three decades to disrupt one of Northern Virginia's few abortion clinics. Lohman operates her Manassas crisis pregnancy center right next door.
Same brick building, same sign, same generic office decor. The abortion clinic, Amethyst Health Center for Women, was on the right. The pregnancy center, A-A-A Women for Choice, is on the left.
Confused women seeking abortions would wind up in Lohman's place, where she threw all she had at them -- pamphlets, pleas, prayers, promises of help, used baby gear, bloody imagery, God -- to change their minds.
"Deceptive? People say we're deceptive? OK," Lohman told me. "But what the other guys are doing? That's deceptive, too. Those girls have no idea what abortion really is. When I hear pro-choice, that is a deception. And this country has forgotten about God."