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Pro-Lifer Attacked Outside Vancouver Abortion Clinic - Attack Caught on Video
LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/10/06 | LifeSiteNews

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."



TOPICS: Canada; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; assault; cultureofdeath; infanticide; prolife; ratcrime; ratviolence; tolerantleft
Typical for the Culture of Death.
1 posted on 04/10/2006 4:49:19 PM PDT by wagglebee
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To: wagglebee

Factions of the Pro-Murder of the Unborn crowd are so tolerant.


2 posted on 04/10/2006 4:54:19 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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To: cgk; Coleus; cpforlife.org; Mr. Silverback

Pro-Life Ping.


3 posted on 04/10/2006 4:54:22 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee

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.


4 posted on 04/10/2006 4:56:46 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative
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To: wagglebee

I was going to post , always have someone video taping. Good for them. Too bad we don't have her picture.


5 posted on 04/10/2006 4:57:23 PM PDT by CindyDawg ( Wash your hands. It's cheap, effective and the best way to fight germs.)
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To: CindyDawg

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).


6 posted on 04/10/2006 5:01:28 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee

No, I meant of the attacker.


7 posted on 04/10/2006 5:05:10 PM PDT by CindyDawg ( Wash your hands. It's cheap, effective and the best way to fight germs.)
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To: CindyDawg

This is Vancouver, B.C, CANADA, not Vancouver, WA, USA, right?


8 posted on 04/10/2006 5:07:12 PM PDT by Jack Black
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To: wagglebee
I hope they catch the assailant and lock her up. If it were the other way around they’d have burned the pro-lifer at the stake right there in the middle of the street.
9 posted on 04/10/2006 5:10:35 PM PDT by EndWelfareToday (Live free and keep what you earn.)
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To: CindyDawg

Nope, no picture. Probably some grotesque feminazi type with hairy armpits and a shaved head.


10 posted on 04/10/2006 5:10:41 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: Jack Black

I think so. The article is from a Canadian site.


11 posted on 04/10/2006 5:11:02 PM PDT by CindyDawg ( Wash your hands. It's cheap, effective and the best way to fight germs.)
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To: wagglebee

It being Canada, they'll probably arrest the victim for criminal "hate" speech...


12 posted on 04/10/2006 5:16:13 PM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: wagglebee

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.


13 posted on 04/10/2006 5:20:27 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: wagglebee

Well if the police take video tapes for evidence maybe protesters need two cameras (and someone to watch your back).


14 posted on 04/10/2006 5:21:22 PM PDT by CindyDawg ( Wash your hands. It's cheap, effective and the best way to fight germs.)
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To: wagglebee
On Friday afternoon April 7, 2006 a pro-life demonstrator was viciously assaulted...

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.

15 posted on 04/10/2006 5:27:46 PM PDT by Zeroisanumber
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To: Cicero

"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.


16 posted on 04/10/2006 5:28:39 PM PDT by Blzbba (Beauty is just a light switch away...)
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To: Zeroisanumber

Where do you work?


17 posted on 04/10/2006 5:28:46 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee
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.

18 posted on 04/10/2006 5:33:36 PM PDT by Zeroisanumber
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To: Zeroisanumber

In that case I empathize with your situation.


19 posted on 04/10/2006 5:34:33 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: Zeroisanumber
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.

Could be, but I seriously doubt it. The violence and hate in this debate usually is from the murduring side of the fence. I've seen it often enough.
20 posted on 04/10/2006 5:37:50 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (Di'ver'si'ty (adj.): A compound word derived from the root words: division; perversion; adversity.)
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To: Jack Black

"Campaign Life Coalition BC"

BC=British Columbia, Canada


21 posted on 04/10/2006 5:39:21 PM PDT by Colonel Batguano (Purity of essence)
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To: wagglebee

bump


22 posted on 04/10/2006 5:43:11 PM PDT by lowbridge (I want to die peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather. Not screaming, like his passengers.)
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To: wagglebee

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!


23 posted on 04/10/2006 6:03:25 PM PDT by Giant Conservative
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To: Blzbba

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.


24 posted on 04/10/2006 6:08:03 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero
It is not in a true Pro-Lifers nature to kill another human. Pro-Lifers are trying to keep America from killing anymore unborn humans.

Did you know that we have killed more babies then Hitler killed Jews?

Do you know that Commie Liberals will tie themselves to a tree because the tree has a nest with spotted owls eggs in it and the Lumberjack is coming to cut it down. I don't see any of them tying themselves to the womb.

Did you know that the Demorats 'choice' has killed me people then Republican guns have? I don't think Demorats should be trusted with a choice, they should only be able to vote Republican. How is that?
25 posted on 04/10/2006 6:22:27 PM PDT by do the dhue (I hope y'all will help bail me out of jail after I dot Diane NotsoFienstien's eyes.)
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To: wagglebee

For those who mutilate babies on a daily basis, anything is fair game!


26 posted on 04/10/2006 6:32:09 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: wagglebee

"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.


27 posted on 04/10/2006 6:34:22 PM PDT by Chewie84
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To: Zeroisanumber
P.S. I get asked a lot, so if you're wondering "Zeroisanumber" is a reference to a Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds song.

HMM...

I thought it refered to how many live babies leave your place of employment.

28 posted on 04/11/2006 4:45:48 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going....)
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To: Elsie
I posted before I'd read further, so I apologize for taking THIS [I get called all sorts of nasty things by pro-life protesters on my way into work every weekend.] wrong.

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.

29 posted on 04/11/2006 4:57:01 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going....)
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To: Elsie

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).


30 posted on 04/11/2006 7:09:36 AM PDT by cyphergirl
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To: traviskicks

ping


31 posted on 04/11/2006 7:11:39 AM PDT by freepatriot32 (Holding you head high & voting Libertarian is better then holding your nose and voting republican)
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To: Cicero

"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."


Good point.

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...)


32 posted on 04/11/2006 7:47:03 AM PDT by Blzbba (Beauty is just a light switch away...)
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To: wagglebee
Data on pro-abortion violence against pro-lifers has been documented by Dr. Brian Clowes and others. Generally, the number of murders of pro-life activists by pro-abortion activists, since 1995, is counted at 142, compared to a total of 8 murders of pro-aborts by 6 self-proclaimed "pro-lifers." (Each of the 6 purportedly "pro-life" killers had mental problems.) In all categories of violence, pro-abortion activists have committed many times more crimes against pro-lifers than the other way around.

See this website: www.abortionviolence.com, especially the map and the list.
There is also a 1995 summary here:
http://www.geocities.com/kekogut/miscellaneous/Jan1995.pdf
That one was given to all the House and Senate members.

National Abortion Federation inflates their stats on anti-abortion violence by counting all picketing, with each picketer counted as a separate case of "violence." About 98% of what they call "anti-abortion violence" is what the rest of us call freedom of speech.
33 posted on 04/11/2006 8:42:32 AM PDT by Missouri gal (Abortion violence-the facts)
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To: Blzbba

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.


34 posted on 04/11/2006 9:26:24 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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