This incident speaks volumes about the nature of the abortion debate in our country.
Those who support abortion do so typically with a violent, angry rage, rather than a calculated argument. They can’t even cope with the fact that those who understand that a baby is a precious life with inherent value speak their views and won’t back down.
The pro-life argument wins in both logic and virtue.
And so, when one defends the incredibly violent act of abortion, they often resort to violence to express their views, when “my body, my choice” fails to convince anyone (probably because it is not the woman’s body, hence, not the woman’s choice).
If it is a violent act you are defending, odds are, you will defend said act with violence. Especially if it is violence towards children.
That is exactly what this anonymous woman did to 15-year-old Purity Thomas, a Virgina member of Students for Life who was the recipient of an enraged attack from a woman outside the abortion clinic where Purity had been praying and reaching out to women.
Students for Life shared the shocking video this weekend:
In the video, Purity tries to explain to the woman that she is standing on public property, but the woman just charges towards her, knocking down her sign and punching her in the face. Purity stumbles back and then appears to fall down as her angry assailant storms off.
Students for Life released a statement on the incident from their president Kristan Hawkins:
It’s horrific that a minor expressing love for pregnant women was targeted for violence. But this is not an isolated incident. Across the country we are witnessing a rise in the number of incidents of vandalism and violence against peaceful pro-life speech.
Even the American Bar Association is demonizing pro-life speech, trying to block pro-life attorneys from taking a seat on the bench. We pray that the assailant from today’s attack is brought to justice swiftly. But we also pray for the protection of those who volunteer their time to speak for the innocent, preborn infants and their mothers.
The pro-death left has had it out for free speech ever since they realized that free speech allows for better arguments than their own to be voiced. Just look at the way Antifa brutally attacks their ideological opponents rather than simply responds to their arguments in a logical fashion.
Despite this brutal attack, we must continue to stand up for the unborn and speak the truth about the value of their life. Please pray for Purity and for brave pro-life activists everywhere who take the brave risks they do to reach out to mothers and who do everything they can to save the lives of their children.