Horrifying. Andrea posted about this story this morning.
Arellano said she held up her sign to protect herself, at which point the man threw the bottle and threw her to the ground.
“One of his punches landed on my head, giving me a concussion,” she said.
While still on the ground, Arellano reached for the man’s jacket as he was turning to leave the scene, screaming for someone to call the police. At that point, the man pulled out a knife, with what looked to Arellano to have a 6 inch blade, “like a kitchen knife, but wider.”
“I yelled and yelled to the people to call the cops. That’s really what irked him, and that’s when I saw him pull the knife on me, ready to just finish me off,” she said.
Thankfully, such violence directed at pro-lifers is fairly rare in Canada. But hold on – is it? We regularly hear about pro-life displays being ripped up, stolen or destroyed; signs being defaced; students having liters of milk dumped on them; demonstrators being spat on or having condoms whipped at them.
So is violence against pro-lifers rare? I recently re-read this post that Andrea published last year. In the comments section, pro-lifers and pro-choicers argue about violence over the abortion issue.
And it’s not like we have stats to analyze.