Abortion Activist Caught on Video Assaulting Pro-Lifer, But YouTube Removes Video

International   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   May 4, 2018   |   3:18PM   |   Dublin, Ireland

An abortion activist in Ireland was caught on video allegedly assaulting a pro-lifer as he tried to put up a poster Thursday evening in Galway.

Declan Ganley, a local businessman who took the video, said YouTube removed it a few hours later for violating its “harassment & bullying” policy. Ganley identified his brother, Sean, as the victim of the assault.

“My brother was the one being verbally and physically attacked by a pro-abortion supporter. What is @youtube playing at?” Ganley wrote on Twitter.

The video since has been posted to another video sharing site. Warning: Profanity.

YouTube has developed a bad reputation for censoring pro-life media. When LifeNews first tried to access Ganley’s video Friday morning, it could not. By Friday afternoon, YouTube allowed the video back up but only under restricted status – meaning many people still may not be able to watch it.

The video shows a man with an American accent arguing with Ganley’s brother Sean as he attempts to post a pro-life poster on a city pole in Galway. After shouting profanities at Sean, the man then shoves a ladder that Sean is holding, pushing him to the ground.

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The poster read “Vote No. Love Both” and included the photo of a pregnant woman and facts about an unborn baby development.

Ganley told the Galway Daily that they reported the incident to authorities. He also said his brother was not hurt badly.

Vandalism and other hostilities have become common against pro-life advocates in Ireland. Ganley said earlier that evening, someone also “keyed” one of his group’s cars that displayed pro-life bumper stickers. His group estimated 90 percent of their pro-life posters in Dublin have been torn down.

Another Twitter user told Ganley about another alleged assault of a pro-life volunteer earlier this week in East Cork; however, LifeNews was not able to confirm the story.

On May 25, Ireland is scheduled to vote on whether to retain its Eighth Amendment, which protects unborn babies’ right to life. Abortion activists, backed by some of the world’s richest men, are pushing the pro-life country to legalize abortion on demand.

Pro-lifers estimate that the Eighth Amendment has saved approximately 100,000 unborn babies’ lives from abortion.

Pro-life advocates have been working hard against a biased media and the huge, illegal donations from rich American businessmen who are intent on pushing Ireland to adopt abortion on demand. Pro-life volunteers have been knocking on doors across Ireland to save the Eighth Amendment and thousands of unborn babies’ lives.

Many of their efforts at outreach have been met with hostility and vandalism by abortion activists.

Two polls this spring show the pro-abortion campaigners are losing ground. Still, support for abortion is higher than opposition. In April, the Business Insider reported 47 percent of Irish voters now say they will vote to repeal the pro-life Eighth Amendment – down 9 points from an earlier poll. According to the poll, 28 percent will vote to retain it; 20 percent are undecided.