A new video shows a California pro-life leader being attacked by an abortion activist on Monday outside St. Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco.
Kristin Turner, executive director of Pro-Life San Francisco, said an abortion activist grabbed her sign and threw it, shoved her and pushed a bullhorn into her face before private security intervened. The video shows a portion of the altercation.
The video posted by Pro-Life San Francisco shows an abortion activist dressed in a red Handmaid’s Tale costume walking up behind Turner and grabbing her pro-life sign from behind. Two security guards intervene, telling the abortion activist to stop before she walks away.
Earlier, several abortion activists dressed as Handmaids entered the church and disrupted the Mass before security removed them, according to the pro-life organization. They continued to protest outside the cathedral, and that is when Turner said they became violent.
“At around 11:30 they entered the church and approached the altar before being stopped by private security,” she told LifeNews. “They screamed at churchgoers that ‘banning abortion is female enslavement.’”
After being physically escorted out by security, she said the abortion activists gathered on the steps of the cathedral to make a show for the local news media.
“I walked in front of their group with my sign, which is when they started to attack me,” Turner continued. “They took my sign and threw it multiple times, shoved me, pushed my bullhorn into my face, etc. Private security then broke the group up and they started doing speakouts on the sidewalk in front of the courtyard.”
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Turner, a pro-life leftist and atheist, said she and other pro-lifers tried to engage in a peaceful dialogue with some of the abortion activists, but, when it proved unproductive, they left.
“They believe that this type of behavior will scare pro-life activists away from standing for life. But they are dead wrong,” Turner said. “Every time they assault, we are only more emboldened to end their anti-life agenda!”
Across the world, abortion activists are growing increasingly aggressive and violent.
Within the past two months alone, LifeNews reported about abortion activists throwing smoke bombs at pro-life students in Texas and a man allegedly threatening pro-life advocates with a metal bar outside an abortion facility in Nebraska. In New York City, abortion activists screamed profanities at young children and families leaving a pro-life Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral and projected disgusting pro-abortion messages onto a prominent Catholic Church in Washington, D.C. In Mississippi, they vandalized a pro-life billboard.
Reports from the past year include:
California – Pro-Life Display Vandalized at Clovis Community College (Young America’s Foundation)
California – Pro-Abortion Students Vandalize Pro-Life Flag Display at Cal Poly (Mustang News)
Ohio — Video: Abortion Facility Worker Shoves Pro-Lifer, Says ‘Kill Yourself’ (PAAU on Twitter)
New York – NYC pro-abortion activists curse at churchgoers, beam ‘God loves abortion’ onto St. Patrick’s Cathedral (Catholic News Agency)
Nebraska – Police: Man Charged with Threatening Pro-Life Woman Outside Planned Parenthood Abortion Facility (Lincoln Journal-Star)
Saskatchewan – Estevan RCMP investigating vandalism of pro-life display (SaskToday)
Washington state – Abortion Activist Nearly Slashes Pro-Lifer with Knife, Destroys Sign
California – Abortion Activists Disrupt Pro-Life Speaker Kristen Hawkins at University of San Diego (National Catholic Register)
California – Pro-Abortion Student Caught Destroying Pro-Life Event Posters at University of San Diego (Students for Life)
Ohio – Pro-Life Student Display Vandalized Again at Xavier College (Xavier Newswire)
Bolivia – Church Vandalized after Being Falsely Accused of Intervening to Prevent Pregnant 11-Year-Old from Getting an Abortion (National Catholic Register)
Ohio – Pro-Life Display Defaced on Xavier College Campus (Xavier Newswire)
Austria – Police Block Aggressive Pro-Abortion Protesters, Protect Pro-Lifers at Vienna March for Life (Live Action News)
Maryland – Police Intervene after University of Maryland Student Knocks Down Pro-Life Group’s Signs (The Diamondback)
Florida – Man Arrested for Allegedly Threatening to Shoot Pro-Life Congressman, His Children (Politico)
New Hampshire – Pro-Abortion Students Vandalize, Destroy College Republicans’ Pro-Life Signs (Campus Reform)
Massachusetts – Abortion Activists Vandalize Pro-Life Signs, Threaten Violence, Call Pro-Life Leader “Anti-Woman Pig” (Townhall)
England – Exeter University Pro-Life Student Society Receives Death Threats (Devon Live)
Pennsylvania – Pro-Abortion Protesters Bang on Pregnancy Center Windows, Vandalize Sign, Block Door (Pregnancy Help News, More:Choose Life Marketing)
England – Abortion Activists Destroy Student Pro-Life Display at Oxford University Fair (Cherwell) (The Telegraph)
USA – Pro-Lifers Assaulted, Pregnant Woman Shoved to the Ground at Women’s Marches (Students for Life)
Iowa – Abortion Activist Vandalizes Pro-Life Sign, Accosts Pro-Life Student (Campus Reform)
California – Pepperdine University students vandalize pro-life display, rip down crosses (Fox News)
Texas – Abortion Activists Assaults, Throws Cup Full of Liquid at Pro-Life Advocate at Houston Pro-Life Rally (TFP Student Action)
Ohio – Police Remove Screaming Pro-Abortion Protesters from State Senate Chamber (FOX 55/AP)
Switzerland – Three Pro-Life Organizations Vandalized with Pro-Abortion Graffiti ahead of National Pro-Life March (Evangelical Focus Europe)
California – Eggs Thrown at Pro-Life Candidate Larry Elder, Staffer Hit in Face (Fox News)
Colorado – Vandals Deface Boulder County Catholic Church with Pro-Abortion Graffiti (Washington Times)
New York – Police Arrest Two Abortion Activists for Allegedly Blocking Pro-Life Prayer Rally (National Review)
Connecticut – Pro-Life Billboard in Barkhamsted Vandalized with “Get an Abortion” and Coat Hangers (ProLife Across America)
Poland – Pro-Life Billboard Showing Abortion Victims Gets Vandalized about Once a Week (The Calvert Journal)
Arizona – Students for Life: Planned Parenthood Volunteers Steal Pro-Life Students’ Bags (Students for Life blog)
Oregon – Antifa Tries to Disrupt Pro-Life Prayer Group with Violence outside Planned Parenthood (Citizen Stringer), Andy Ngo (video, video, video)
Canada – Pro-Life Memorial Broken in Spate of Vandalism Targeting Catholic Churches (Catholic News Agency)
South Carolina – Antifa Radicals Vandalize Pro-Life Congresswoman Nancy Mace’s Home
Illinois – Authorities: Fire at Peoria Pro-Life Pregnancy Center Was Intentionally Set (NPR Illinois State University)
Texas – Pro-Life Aggies’ Sign Ripped Down, Replaced with Signs Advertising Planned Parenthood (National Right to Life News)
Canada – Church Pro-Life Billboard Vandalized Twice near Vancouver (The B.C. Catholic)
Germany – Repeated Paint Attacks by Pro-Choice Group on Church in Berlin (Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians in Europe)
Austria – Radical Feminists Vandalize Polish Embassy with Pro-Abortion Slogans (Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians in Europe)
Washington, D.C. – Man Threatens to Shoot Pro-Life Sidewalk Counselors (Students for Life)
Argentina – Female Judge Receives Multiple Death Threats after Blocking Pro-Abortion Law (Crux)