Man Attacks Pro-Life Woman: Arrested
Pro-life advocate Marie-Claire Bissonnette explains how she was physically attacked by a man on Sept. 30, as she was leading a peaceful Life Chain demonstration in Toronto, Canada. "At around 2:30, I was assaulted," she told LifeSiteNews.com.
"A man in his late twenties to early thirties observed the demonstration and, taking out two markers, one red and one blue, he managed to deface two of our signs. After I warned people to shield their signs, he then proceeded to run up behind five of the participants (including a ten-year-old girl) and scribble with his markers on their backs, ruining their clothing.
"... I took out my cell phone and began to record him, telling him that what he did was destruction of private property and it was against the law. He asked me whether a sixteen-year-old girl who gets pregnant after being raped should keep her baby. I attempted to explain that her baby should be treated no differently than a three-year-old child who may have been conceived by rape.
Bissonnette continued: "He then forcefully roundhouse-kicked me in the shoulder, which sent my phone flying and I yelled for someone to call the police. In defense of his violence he claimed he’d meant to kick my phone, and then, as a fellow Life Chain participant dialed 9-1-1, he yanked off the ribbon I’d been wearing on my chest and ran away, heading east on Bloor."
Please pray for Marie-Claire Bissonnette, youth coordinator for Campaign Life Coalition, and for the pro-family movement fighting for the unborn in Canada.
According to the Toronto Police, the attacker was arrested and is being charged with eight counts of assault and seven counts of mischief.