"Whoever did that, I think they were doing a great favor for Todd Stave's in-laws," Ames said. "Just in case they didn't know exactly how he was making a living."
'How far is too far?'
Howard Community College. One student, 31-year-old Christina Jennings of Columbia, said she was particularly bothered by the protest at the school.
"I feel like people are using the First Amendment to attack people," Jennings said, "instead of using it to protect themselves. … When you start getting to his kids, it's just uncalled for."
Stave's friend Stephanie Guerin-Yodice teaches history at the college, and the situation fascinated her because it raises questions about free speech and other constitutional issues, she said.
"How far is too far?" she said.
Like Ames, Martelli said Voice of Choice does not bother him.
"I really don't have a problem with it," Martelli said. "It shows that what we're doing is having an effect. You don't get a response from someone if you are not being successful."
But Stave says his work has given pause to many protesters — and that people have realized that those who continue to harass his family "are on the fringe."
"It doesn't matter whether you are for or against abortion," he said. "Nobody wants protests in front of their middle school, nobody wants Nazi fliers distributed in their neighborhood."