Abortion Activist Assaults Pro-Life Advocate, Screams “This Is Not Violence”

Violence against pro-life advocates appears to be increasing across the country. The Ohio-based group Created Equal reports one of its leaders was the latest victim of assault last week during a pro-life outreach at an Ohio high school. The pro-life group posted a video (below) of the confrontation Tuesday, showing an angry man yelling at a group of young pro-lifers and then grabbing one pro-lifer’s camera. The man said, “This is not violence” and proceeded to yell at the team. Created Equal said in a news release that the man also “roughed up” one of its outreach team members. Mark Harrington, national director of the group, said they are seeing more abortion advocates resort to violence against their pro-life outreach, which includes photos of aborted babies. “In defending the violence of abortion, abortion advocates use violence to intimidate preborn defenders,” Harrington said in a statement. “We take every lawful measure to ensure the safety of our team members. However, we understand these kinds of attacks are inevitable. We will never be silenced by violence or threats of violence.” Here is more from the group in an email to LifeNews.com: The video shows the abortion advocate assaulting Ian Spencer, Outreach Coordinator, for Created Equal, as he prepared his team to discuss abortion with students at Gahanna Lincoln High School in Columbus, OH. While attacking Ian, he refuses to admit what he is doing is violent. When Ian requests he stop violating our right to free speech, he responds: “I am not physically assaulting anyone.” Nevertheless, he does not stop arguing that he has a right to threaten our team—all the...