According to Marie-Claire Bissonnette, she was engaged by a violent leftist regarding her pro-life views during a peaceful demonstration on Sunday. Instead of using words to voice his opinion, the man “forcefully roundhouse-kicked me in the shoulder, which sent my phone flying and I yelled for someone to call the police.”
Bissonnette said that the man – in his own defense – said that he meant to kick her phone, as if that justifies his actions. She describes the actions that led up to the violent assault:
A man in his late twenties to early thirties observed the demonstration and, taking out two markers, one red and one blue, he managed to deface two of our signs. After I warned people to shield their signs, he then proceeded to run up behind five of the participants (including a ten-year-old girl) and scribble with his markers on their backs, ruining their clothing.
After these acts of vandalism, he approached the pro-abortion demonstrator, evidently in order to seek her approval, which she appeared to deny him by discouraging his tactics. At this point I took out my cell phone and began to record him, telling him that what he did was destruction of private property and it was against the law. He asked me whether a sixteen-year-old girl who gets pregnant after being raped should keep her baby. I attempted to explain that her baby should be treated no differently than a three-year-old child who may have been conceived by rape.
Bissonnette’s fellow activists called the police before the man (that term is used loosely) took off running. Police told her that this was not a “serious case of assault,” and that if they could find the man, he would likely only face probation.
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“I’ve participated in many public pro-life activities throughout my life,” Bassonnette wrote. “This isn’t the first time I’ve been attacked. Rocks have been thrown at me. I’ve been spat upon multiple times and pushed. Men have aggressively asked how I would like it if they raped me and forced me to have an abortion. There is a media-driven narrative that pro-life activists are violent and a danger to women. This is a bald-faced lie. The only violence or aggression I’ve witnessed in my many years in the pro-life movement comes entirely from pro-abortion activists, and yet it’s rarely, if ever, reported.”
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