Another sign of growing hostility toward pro-lifers, a Pennsylvania abortion activist celebrated her birthday on Saturday by beating a piñata effigy of a pro-life U.S. Senator.
Media Research Council reports Samantha Pinto, a 25-year-old abortion worker from Philadelphia, had the piñata specially made in the shape of pro-life U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey’s head for her birthday. Pinto filled the piñata with condoms, lubricants, “dildo ring pops” and candy, according to the report.
A video posted online showed Pinto and her friends smashing the piñata with a stick while screaming profanities about the Pennsylvania Senator and his pro-life stance.
Pinto collected donations for a local abortion group during her party and encouraged her guests to “have some cake and hit the s— out of Pat Toomey,” according to MRC.
Pinto said she also sent letters to Toomey’s office urging him to support abortion, but she was not happy with his response.
“We got the generic response back that said any reasonable person would agree that we should support adoption instead of abortion, which isn’t a reasonable response at all,” she told a Philly blog.
Toomey has a strong pro-life record in the U.S. Senate.
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Maria Gallagher, legislative director of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, responded to the report by praising Toomey for his work defending life.
“U.S. Senator Pat Toomey has distinguished himself for safeguarding taxpayer dollars from the abortion industry—a stand which is supported by the vast majority of taxpayers not only in Pennsylvania, but throughout the nation,” Gallagher told LifeNews. “Obviously, the majority of Pennsylvanians approve of his job performance, since he ably won re-election last year.”
Gallagher also emphasized that the pro-life movement does not condone violence of any kind – “whether it is an effigy against a public official or within the sacredness of a mother’s womb against a defenseless preborn child.”
MRC’s Brittany M. Hughes took the Philadelphia abortion party as another indication of the escalating hostility toward conservatives and pro-lifers.
“While a busted piñata rotting on some post-indoctrination college grad’s back deck is hardly big news in and of itself, it does lend a pretty revealing peak into the mindset of the tolerant, justice-loving Left,” Hughes wrote. “Agree with us? Have some candy. Disagree? We’ll fantasize about smashing in your face.”
Pro-lifers increasingly have been facing threats, vandalism and other forms of hostility in the past few months. On college campuses, student abortion activists are vandalizing pro-life displays and then bragging about it. Pro-life lawmakers and sidewalk counselors have received death threats. And at least two pro-life organizations had their buildings targeted in possible hate crimes.
Pro-life lawmakers also have been facing angry and sometimes hostile crowds at town hall meetings across the country.