40 Days for Life Participant in Fresno, California Assaulted by Abortion Advocate

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Oct 16, 2009   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

40 Days for Life Participant in Fresno, California Assaulted by Abortion Advocate

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
October 16
, 2009

Fresno, CA (LifeNews.com) — A pro-life person who participated in the 40 Days for Life event in Fresno, California was assaulted on Thursday afternoon by an abortion advocate. Victor Fierro, director of the Hispanic pro-life group Latinos4Life, was the victim of an assault by a woman who first tried to intimidate him.

Yesterday, a pro-abortion woman shouted obscenities at participants in the 40 Days for Life event, which is part of a national campaign.

The woman first attempted to break a security camera pro-life advocates installed to protect themselves and catch any harmful activity on tape. The attacker then cut Fierro’s arm with an unknown object, drawing blood, stormed back to her car and fled the scene.

Josh Brahm, the education director of Right to Life of Central California, told LifeNews.com that much of the encounter took place right behind the camera, but the audio was captured by the device. It also registered her face and license plate number.

“We’re just trying to hold a peaceful prayer vigil out here. We’re law-abiding citizens, standing on a public sidewalk, with the full support of the Fresno Police Department," he told LifeNews.com.

"Yet, several pro-abortion-choice people have been harassing us since day one. Now it’s turned physical," he added.

Brahm said the pro-life advocates have already filed a police report regarding another individual who dropped by the event several times stealing signs and making threatening remarks.

In addition, a man called the Fresno Right to Life office this morning with several threats.

He said, “when you go and shoot doctors that are just trying to offer a service to women it’s not good,” and “there’s a lot of hate out there, and one day it’s going to blow up, and a lot of people are going to get hurt."

Laced in profanities, another hateful statement asked the people working at the pro-life office, "why don’t you just die?"

Brahm said, “Fresno Right to Life has a long and undeniable history of peaceful pro-life activism, which we will proudly continue even in the face of bullying and intimidation.”

Brahm told LifeNews.com that local media ignored the story of yesterday’s assault on their evening newscasts.

KMPH Fox 26 told Brahm that they weren’t going to cover the story since Victor “wasn’t stabbed, just scratched."

KFSN ABC 30 shot footage at Planned Parenthood and interviewed both Josh Brahm and Victor Fierro, but didn’t use the story, replacing it with a piece on the new “chocolate-covered bacon” stand at the local fair, and a man who believes he sees the virgin Mary on a rock.

Related web sites:
RTLCC – https://FresnoProLife.org

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