Video Shows Attack on Pro-Life Activist in Rockford, Illinois

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Aug 23, 2012   |   10:27AM   |   Rockford, IL

A new video released by the Pro-Life Action League shows a pro-life activist attacked during a recent event the organization held in Rockford, Illinois.

“Here’s the shocking video of the attack upon pro-life activist Kevin Rilott during last Thursday’s Rockford Face the Truth Day,” says PLAL director Eric Scheidler. “The video was shot by Kevin himself and I handled the video production. Raw footage of the attack was provided to Rockford Police. They are seeking the man, who is apparently named “Jacob.”

“On August 16, 2012, the Pro-Life Action League joined the Rockford Pro-Life Initiative for a Face the Truth Day. At the first site at Riverside Boulevard and Alpine Road, a man leapt from his car and attacked pro-life activist Kevin Rilott, head of the Initiative,” Scheidler adds. “The man had already caught Kevin’s eye for splashing pro-lifers up the road with a dark liquid, so he caught the entire incident on video.”

“The police have been provided with this footage and it is hoped charges will be filed against him soon,” he said.