By Hilary White
WILLIAMSBURG, February 10, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A pro-life student at William and Mary college in Williamsburg, Virginia was punched in the face and thrown to the ground while she was handing out literature at a demonstration. The victim, a junior, was not seriously hurt but was shaken according to a fellow student and campus pro-life group member.
The student, who is not being named by the college, was attacked by a woman who became upset at the pro-life message of the demonstration. University spokesman Bill Walker said police are looking for a white female with wavy brown hair who is around 5 feet 8 inches or 5 feet 9 inches tall.
Most pro-lifers who have attended pickets or public demonstrations can attest that it is commonly women who are most upset by the message. One of the central tenets of feminism is that childbearing and motherhood is a kind of indentured servitude, an opinion that casts those who fight abortion in the same light as advocates of slavery.
College age students often find their pro-life work violently attacked. In 2003, student pro-life information displays at the University of British Columbia were attacked and destroyed by students with the tacit approval of University authorities.
Despite what is usually alleged by abortion advocates, violence in the abortion debate is overwhelmingly against pro-lifers. Human Life International has kept a running tally of violent acts against pro-life activists that runs in the hundreds of instances every year.
Pro-Life Students Attacked at UBC Pro-Life Display
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