A Christian urging mothers to choose life for their unborn babies reportedly was assaulted Wednesday outside an abortion facility in Coleraine, Northern Ireland.
The Belfast Telegraph reports the Christian organization Centre for Bio Ethical Reform Northern Ireland (CBR NI) reported the incident on its Facebook page this week along with a photo of the man who allegedly assaulted one of its members.
“Today, as Christians peacefully stood outside the abortion clinic in Coleraine offering compassionate support to those using the murder mill, this man assaulted one member of the group, destroyed one of their signs and threw it in the bin,” the organization wrote June 9 in a Facebook post.
The group asked anyone with more information about the incident or the man’s identity to contact the Coleraine police.
The post online received hundreds of nasty comments, including some that praised the man for the alleged assault.
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“It’s not at all surprising that those who support the murder of pre born humans would celebrate the assault of a fully grown one,” CBR NI responded a day later.
Meanwhile, some lawmakers are trying to ban pro-life advocates from sidewalk counseling and peaceful protests outside abortion facilities.
According to the report, Alliance Party MLA Paula Bradshaw is urging the Departments of Justice and Health to create a buffer zone banning pro-lifers from coming within a certain distance of abortion facilities in the country.
“We really need to see an end to these so-called protests outside healthcare facilities,” Bradshaw said.
Northern Ireland was forced to legalize abortions in 2019 by the British Parliament while its legislative body was not functioning. More than 1,000 unborn babies already have been aborted in the country.
Pro-life advocates frequently are targets of assault, harassment, vandalism and threats. In the United States, two pro-life lawmakers were targets of death threats and vandalism this spring. A pro-life pregnancy center in Illinois also was intentionally set on fire, according to local authorities.
Other incidents this year include:
South Carolina – Antifa Radicals Vandalize Pro-Life Congresswoman Nancy Mace’s Home
Illinois – Authorities: Fire at Peoria Pro-Life Pregnancy Center Was Intentionally Set (NPR Illinois State University)
Texas – Pro-Life Aggies’ Sign Ripped Down, Replaced with Signs Advertising Planned Parenthood (National Right to Life News)
Canada – Church Pro-Life Billboard Vandalized Twice near Vancouver (The B.C. Catholic)
Washington, D.C. – Man Threatens to Shoot Pro-Life Sidewalk Counselors (Students for Life)
Argentina – Female Judge Receives Multiple Death Threats after Blocking Pro-Abortion Law (Crux)
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