A video has gone viral online of a pro-choicer violently roundhouse-kicking a pro-life activist during a demonstration in Canada this week.
At an event called "Life Chain" last Tuesday men, women, and children stood on more than 200 street corners holding signs with messages like "Abortion Hurts Women," "Adoption, the Loving Option," and "Pregnant and need help? Call (local pregnancy center number)."
They did this specifically as a peaceful and silent form of protest, with no use of abortion-victim imagery allowed or any aggressive behavior whatsoever. But that didn't stop one pro-abortion activist from physically attacking a demonstrator.
According to LifeSiteNews.com's Marie-Claire Bissonnette, around 2:30 p.m., a man who appeared to be in his late 20s began defacing their signs and loudly debating them. When Bissonnette approached him, the guy proceeded to roundhouse-kick her in the shoulder and knock her camera to the ground before stealing a ribbon from her shirt.
And these assaults, sadly, are by no means rare. A fellow demonstrator in a different region was doused from behind with paint, later claiming, "These people are more and more aggressive because they have the support from the government and the media.”
What is uniquely commendable about these demonstrators is that they tried to make their cause as polite and non-confrontational as possible. The fact is that the issue is so controversial that they were treated with the same venom as if they were publicly promoting hate or violence.