Abortion Activist Hits Pro-Lifer With Cane After He Says “Have Mercy on These Babies”

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   May 29, 2019   |   12:41PM   |   Jackson, MS

Abortion activists turned violent Tuesday in Mississippi during a rally to protest the new state heartbeat law.

The Blaze reports a pro-life advocate who showed up at the protest was hit with a cane and shoved after urging abortion activists to “have mercy on these babies.”

The attack is the latest in a growing string of assaults, vandalism and other harassment of pro-life advocates.

WAPT-TV reports the attack against Coleman Boyd occurred Tuesday during abortion activists’ protest outside the Mississippi Capitol in Jackson.

“I beg you, please, have mercy on these babies,” Boyd could be heard saying as abortion activists approached him.

A video of the incident showed a man jabbing Boyd with a cane. Boyd responded by urging someone to call the police; however, police did not arrive. Just a few minutes later, the video showed a police officer standing not far away from where Boyd was attacked.

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Soon another pro-choice advocate in a tie-dyed shirt approached Boyd and repeatedly said, “F*** off, jackass,” before yet another appeared among the growing crowd, shoved Boyd backward, and also said, “F*** off.”

The pro-choice demonstrator who urged his fellow activists to not get physical told Boyd that he’s “disturbing a meeting” and should leave — but Boyd kept right on speaking.

“We are shedding innocent blood!” he told the pro-choice crowd. “And we as a people will stand before God!”

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Abortion activists surrounded Boyd on all sides, but he left the scene after a few minutes. The video showed him approaching a police officer soon afterward to explain that he had been assaulted, but the officer waved off Boyd.

The pro-life advocate said he showed up at the protest to be a voice for unborn babies.

“They’re being led to destruction, they don’t have a voice,” Boyd said. “They’re human beings made in the image of God.”

It is not clear if Boyd filed charges or if police are investigating.

Earlier this week, a judge blocked Mississippi from enforcing its new pro-life law. The legislation protects unborn babies from abortions once their heartbeats are detectable, about six weeks of pregnancy.

This year has brought an alarming uptick in violence against pro-life advocates.

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