Kentucky police are investigating an alleged assault on an older pro-life woman who was hospitalized after being pushed to the ground outside the state’s last abortion facility.
A surveillance video of outside EMW Women’s Surgical Center in Louisville also provides new evidence of the April 13 incident, WLKY News reports.
Louisville Metro Police told the local news that they are investigating the incident that left pro-life sidewalk counselor Donna Durning with a broken leg and head injuries.
According to a Facebook post about the incident, Durning has been a pro-life sidewalk counselor for 23 years and, on April 13, she was assaulted outside the EMW abortion facility in Louisville.
The surveillance video confirms what Durning and other pro-lifers said: A young woman exited the abortion facility and, as Durning approached her and attempted to give her literature with information about abortion alternatives, the woman grabbed her and pushed her to the ground.
“I had a little card from Little Way Crisis pregnancy center, and I just offered it to her. And I said, ‘Honey, if you need to talk to anybody, there’s a number on here,’” Durning told the local news.
On the video, viewers can hear someone scream after Durning was pushed to the ground. The woman quickly gets in her car and drives away, as another sidewalk counselor walks to the vehicle, supposedly to write down the license plate number.
“Police officers were across the street at the time and came over as soon as they saw the attack. They took the abortion facility’s surveillance tapes. Witnesses wrote down the license plate number of the car Durning’s attacker left in,” according to LiveAction. That part is not shown in the video.
It appears that police are still looking for a suspect.
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