Skip to comments.Pro-Lifer Attacked Outside Vancouver Abortion Clinic - Attack Caught on Video
Posted on 04/10/2006 4:49:17 PM PDT by wagglebee
VANCOUVER, April 10, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - On Friday afternoon April 7, 2006 a pro-life demonstrator was viciously assaulted by an unknown assailant. Rose Mawhorter, a member of the executive of Campaign Life Coalition BC, was protesting with graphic images across the street from Vancouver's notorious abortion clinic, Everywomans Health Center at the corner of Broadway St. and Commercial Drive when she was attacked from behind and thrown violently to the ground.
Her female assailant ripped Rose's signs from her neck and began running down the street. She threw the signs into the traffic and turned back to the scene of chaos she had left behind and began cursing and swearing at the people who were coming to assist Rose. The attacker continued this screaming and yelling until she was out of earshot of the group and then bolted across the road, running as fast as she could making a clean get away.
The perpetrator did not know the entire incident was captured on video tape. The tape has been turned over to the Vancouver Police department who said they would have no trouble identifying the suspect.
Within minutes of the assault, four police cars arrived and spent considerable resources combing nearby streets in an attempt to locate the suspect. Statements were taken from several witnesses and the video tape and Rose's signs were turned over as evidence.
Rose suffered a small laceration on her wrist as well as bruising on her elbow and hip. She was asked by police if she needed an ambulance but said it was not necessary. Asked later how she was feeling, she said she was still a little shook up.
Rose wanted to clarify that the incident will not deter her from maintaining her weekly vigil at the abortion location. In fact she said incidents like this are to be expected when one brings a message to society that it does not want to hear. She was not surprised that people who condone killing the smallest of human beings would resort to attacking defenceless, peaceful demonstrators.
"This traumatic incident speaks to the need for the continued presence outside abortion facilities and points to the sacrifices some dedicated pro-lifers are making to ensure the voice of the unborn children is not silenced," Campaign Life Coalition BC President John Hof told LifeSiteNews.com. "She will return to her post again on Friday and invites anyone who would like to discuss this issue to come speak with her."
"Violence can never be considered an option" Mawhorter stated. "Social justice movements almost inevitably face violent resistance when they successfully challenge accepted injustice. This will be no different for the pro-life movement when we begin to effectively confront our society's sin."
Factions of the Pro-Murder of the Unborn crowd are so tolerant.
The abortion industry is very diligent about protecting its
turf."By any means necessary" seems to be their motto,which is funny because that's been The Former Twelfth Lady's motto for the last 35 years...or more.
I was going to post , always have someone video taping. Good for them. Too bad we don't have her picture.
The picture in the story is the woman who was injured (if it's not coming up, just click on the link to the story).
No, I meant of the attacker.
This is Vancouver, B.C, CANADA, not Vancouver, WA, USA, right?
Nope, no picture. Probably some grotesque feminazi type with hairy armpits and a shaved head.
I think so. The article is from a Canadian site.
It being Canada, they'll probably arrest the victim for criminal "hate" speech...
The very few instances when pro-life whackos have used violence around abortion clinics have been endlessly publicized by the MSM, but they never publicize incidents like this, which is reported by a pro-life source, not the MSM.
Incidents like this are extremely common. Abortion clinic protestors have frequently been attacked. People have destroyed their signs. Cars have driven up on the sidewalk and hit protestors. Police have used violence making arrests of peaceful protestors. There have been thousands of incidents, as opposed to the dozen or so on the other side that have gotten so much publicity.
One more sign of the sickness of the MSM.
Well if the police take video tapes for evidence maybe protesters need two cameras (and someone to watch your back).
Too bad she got hurt, but I can understand how that sort of thing can happen. I get called all sorts of nasty things by pro-life protesters on my way into work every weekend. Someone probably had enough of being called a Nazi.
"There have been thousands of incidents, as opposed to the dozen or so on the other side that have gotten so much publicity.
One more sign of the sickness of the MSM."
Have any pro-lifers been blown up and/or killed protesting outside a clinic yet?
The MSM is certainly sick...and certainly knows that killing abortion providers is bigger news than a lone pro-lifer getting attacked but not killed.
I guarantee you had this noble woman been killed, it'd make news.
Where do you work?
An eye clinic in Minneapolis, our building rents space to a abortion clinic. I get routine verbal abuse, and some of the things that the protestors say to young women who work in our office are very nasty indeed. For a while I tried to explain the difference between our office and the abortion mill, but they either didn't understand or didn't care.
It's strange to be on the same side of an issue as someone else and still feel the urge to smack them.
In that case I empathize with your situation.
"Campaign Life Coalition BC"
BC=British Columbia, Canada
Anyone who would kill a pre-born baby is not going to have any qualms about attacking a pro-lifer; hope the young lady is O.K. now, and all the best to my Right-to-life Canadian friends!
I have only read about three abortion clinic killers. All three of them strike me as certifiably insane, and only one of them really belonged to the anti-abortion movement.
Considering the fact that millions of people believe that abortion clinics are committing murder every day, that's a very low number.
The numbers of women killed at abortion clinics, because of incompetence, neglect, and lack of proper emergency facilities is significant, too, although the press does its best to conceal the numbers.
For those who mutilate babies on a daily basis, anything is fair game!
"Rose wanted to clarify that the incident will not deter her from maintaining her weekly vigil at the abortion location."
I salute her for that.
I thought it refered to how many live babies leave your place of employment.
I've protested (silently, walking with signs) before, and the vitrol is mostly one way.
Pro-lifers give you the thumbs up; the others use other digits. They also holler to "get a job" and other things.
Many tenants in the building lost business, because of the CLINIC, NOT of the protesters.
I would imagine that all that enter live leave live since Zeroisanumber works at an eye clinic (in the same building as an abortion mill).
"The numbers of women killed at abortion clinics, because of incompetence, neglect, and lack of proper emergency facilities is significant, too, although the press does its best to conceal the numbers."
BTW, I'm reading a fictional story set in Rome during Pompey's flight and Caesar's assumption of power (Pompey = Cut & run!) where 'you' (Cicero) are playing a large part! So...are you for Pompey or Caesar?! (In the story, you're having a hard time choosing sides...)
I suppose as a conservative, I should favor the Optimates, led by Pompey, over the Populares, led by Caesar. Cicero did. But as you imply, the choice isn't easy.
Marx didn't invent class warfare, the Romans did. You see it in the earliest days of Rome, as described by Livy, and throughout most of Rome's history. All Marx did was to invent a "scientific" theory of class warfare that was sheer nonsense.
On the other hand, it has been argued that that was Rome's strength, until finally the balance of power broke down in the civil wars you are reading about. Namely, Rome had what the Greeks called "mixed government," neither popular nor aristocratic nor kingly, but a combination of all three, embodied in the consuls, senate, and tribunes.