The U.S. Secret Service arrested a female abortion activist Wednesday in Los Angeles for nearly disrupting President Joe Biden’s motorcade.
The Daily Caller reports the woman, who is not identified in reports, began yelling into a megaphone and getting very close to the vehicles as the motorcade passed through the city.
U.S. Secret Services communications chief Anthony Guglielmi said officers arrested the woman, and they are conducting an investigation into the incident, according to the Washington Times.
“Shortly after 5 p.m., an adult female entered a restricted roadway along a motorcade route on Chick Hearn Ct in Los Angeles,” Guglielmi said. “As the woman approached passing vehicles, a United States Secret Service agent swiftly removed her from the roadway and placed her into custody. There was no impact to the motorcade movement or our protectees. Our investigation into this incident is ongoing.”
A video of the incident shows the woman walking across the street and up to the motorcade as it drives by. She can be heard yelling into a megaphone as she approaches the passing vehicles.
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A Secret Service officer runs up and grabs the woman to escort her to the sidewalk, but she resists. Close to the sidewalk, the woman appears to swing her megaphone at the officer before they both fall to the ground. The woman continues to fight, kicking and pushing off his hat as he pins her down.
“Get the f— off me!” the woman yells multiple times while continuing to resist arrest.
Later, she yells, “An abortion ban will not stop abortions, only safe ones,” as an officer handcuffs her.
Biden is pro-abortion, so it is not clear why she chose to target his motorcade.
According to the Daily Caller, Biden visited Los Angeles on Wednesday for the international Summit of the Americas with other world leaders.
Authorities have been warning of escalating violence from abortion activists since a leaked draft ruling showing a majority of the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade this summer.
Since the leak in early May, three pro-life organizations have been targets of arson and dozens more have been vandalized.
Early Wednesday, police arrested an armed California man near the home of Justice Brett Kavanaugh after he allegedly threatened to murder the justice.
A few weeks ago, the pro-abortion group Ruth Sent Us responded to the leak by publishing the addresses of the conservative justices’ homes online publicly – prompting authorities to increase security for the high court members and their staff. Days later, Justice Samuel Alito, the author of the draft opinion, and his family were moved from their home to a secure location due to violent threats.
Reports of violence and other hostilities since the leak include:
Maryland – Police Arrest Man with Weapon outside Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh’s Home, Allegedly Threatened to Murder Him (Washington Post)
North Carolina – Asheville Pregnancy Center Vandalized with Pro-Abortion Graffiti (Lauren Muzyka/Sidewalk Advocates for Life) (more at FOX Carolina)
New York – Pro-Abortion Protesters Mob Catholic Pro-Life Procession (National Review)
Pennsylvania – Pro-Life Billboard Vandalized in Pittsburgh (ProLife Across America)
Oregon – Mother and Child center vandalized; Address was publicized by group that favors abortion rights (Catholic Sentinel)
Oregon – Eugene Pregnancy Center Vandalized with Pro-Abortion Graffiti (Andy Ngo)
Mississippi – Rural Black Church Vandalized with Pro-Abortion Graffiti
Oregon – Pro-Life Billboard Vandalized in Portland: “Abort the Supreme Court” (Andy Ngo)
Alabama – Vicar, Parishioners Respond to Vandalism at Pro-Life Women’s Clinic in Auburn (Opelika-Auburn News)
Arizona – Watch: Pro-Abortion Demonstrators Attack, Spit on ‘Students for Kari’ Volunteers (College Fix)
Missouri – Pro-life Student Group at University of Missouri Calls for Dialogue after its Memorial Was Vandalized (Campus Reform)
Indiana – Pro-Life Student Advocates Shoved, Grabbed from Behind at Pro-Abortion Rally (Students for Life)
Maryland – Alpha Pregnancy Center in Reisterstown Vandalized with Pro-Abortion Graffiti (Andy Ngo) (more at WBAL-TV 11)
USA – Video: Pro-Life Student Activists Kicked, Shoved by Pro-Abortion Protesters (Students for Life)
Maine – Republican Senator Receives Threats after Voting No on Radical Pro-Abortion Bill (Boston Globe)
Texas – Another Pro-Life Pregnancy Center Vandalized in Denton (NRL News)
Virginia – Pro-Life Organization Office Vandalized; Man Exposes Himself, Urinates on Front Door (Concerned Women for America)
Colorado – Parish church in Fort Collins tagged with pro-abortion graffiti; police investigating (Catholic News Agency)
Virginia – Pregnancy Center Vandalized with Pro-Abortion Graffiti in Northern Virginia (National Review) (more from Human Coalition)
Texas – Pro-Life Pregnancy Center Vandalized in Denton, Texas (more from Students for Life)
Washington, D.C. – Two Pro-Life Leaders Say Abortion Activists Punched Them at D.C. Protest (Stand True)
Texas – Pro-Abortion Group Brags about Vandalizing Trotter House Pregnancy Center in Austin (Stop the Sweeps ATX) (more at Pregnancy Help News)
Washington state – Antifa Assault News Crew during Pro-Abortion Rally in Seattle (Andy Ngo)
Colorado – Catholic Church in Boulder Defiled Following Roe v. Wade Draft Opinion Leak (Denver Gazette)
Oregon – Pro-Abortion Protesters Damage Property In Portland Following SCOTUS Leak On Abortion (KXL 101 FM News) (more at KOIN 6)