Police arrested a Pensacola, Florida woman last week after she hit a pro-life advocate in the face with a sign outside the only abortion facility in the city.

The report adds to the growing wave of assaults, threats, vandalism and other acts targeting pro-life advocates in recent years.

A video of the latest incident posted on the WEAR-TV 3 website shows a group of pro-life advocates sitting peacefully along the sidewalk near a busy road, displaying signs that showed babies who were victims of abortion; one read “Abortion is a sin.”

In the video, a woman can be seen approaching the group from behind, quickly grabbing one of their signs and hitting a pro-life man with it, knocking his cell phone out of his hand. The man urges someone to call 911, and the woman walks away quickly, shouting, “I hate you!” as she leaves.

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Pensacola Police later identified the woman in the video as Jennifer Samala, 50, of Pensacola. Police said they arrested her and charged her with battery, according to the report.

According to police, the incident occurred Dec. 11 near American Family Planning Pensacola, the only abortion facility in the city. Police said Samala stopped her vehicle, walked up to the man, grabbed the sign and hit him in the face with it, WEAR reports.

Thomas Messe, who identified himself as the man who was hit, told the local news that he and other pro-lifers gather on the sidewalk near the abortion facility every Saturday.

“We we minding our own business here with our protest. She abruptly approaches us very fast — swearing, cursing,” Messe said. “I wasn’t hurt, but it was pretty scary. And luckily after that she ran away.”

Vandalism, assaults and other attacks on pro-life advocates have become increasingly common. In October, the pro-life group Tiny Heartbeat Ministries said an individual destroyed their display with a knife, nearly slashing a pro-life advocate in the process, at Western Washington University. A Texas pro-life organization has received multiple bomb threats in the past three months. Several pro-life student displays on college campuses, pro-life billboards and Catholic Churches also were vandalized this fall.

LifeNews has been keeping track of these reports over the past several years.

Reports this year include:

Washington state – Abortion Activist Nearly Slashes Pro-Lifer with Knife, Destroys Sign

Texas – Texas Right to Life Targeted with Second Bomb Threat in Three Months

California – Abortion Activists Disrupt Pro-Life Speaker Kristen Hawkins at University of San Diego (National Catholic Register)

Canada – Pro-Life Billboard Vandalized in Vernon Again

California – Pro-Abortion Student Caught Destroying Pro-Life Event Posters at University of San Diego (Students for Life)

Texas – Antifa protesters disrupt University of North Texas pro-life prayer vigil: ‘F— your God!’ (Fox News)

Missouri – Abortion Activists Vandalize Pro-Life Memorial: “I’ll Keep F—— Killing Babies”

Ohio – Pro-Life Student Display Vandalized Again at Xavier College (Xavier Newswire)

Bolivia – Church Vandalized after Being Falsely Accused of Intervening to Prevent Pregnant 11-Year-Old from Getting an Abortion (National Catholic Register)

Ohio – Pro-Life Display Defaced on Xavier College Campus (Xavier Newswire)

Austria – Police Block Aggressive Pro-Abortion Protesters, Protect Pro-Lifers at Vienna March for Life (Live Action News)

Maryland – Police Intervene after University of Maryland Student Knocks Down Pro-Life Group’s Signs (The Diamondback)

Florida – Man Arrested for Allegedly Threatening to Shoot Pro-Life Congressman, His Children (Politico)

New Hampshire – Pro-Abortion Students Vandalize, Destroy College Republicans’ Pro-Life Signs (Campus Reform)

Massachusetts – Abortion Activists Vandalize Pro-Life Signs, Threaten Violence, Call Pro-Life Leader “Anti-Woman Pig” (Townhall)

USA – Pro-Life Society of St. Sebastian Website Hacked

England – Exeter University Pro-Life Student Society Receives Death Threats (Devon Live)

Pennsylvania – Pro-Abortion Protesters Bang on Pregnancy Center Windows, Vandalize Sign, Block Door (Pregnancy Help News, More:Choose Life Marketing)

England – Pro-Life Politician David Amess Brutally Stabbed to Death at Local Church

England – Abortion Activists Destroy Student Pro-Life Display at Oxford University Fair (Cherwell) (The Telegraph)

Colorado – Leftist Vandals Attack Catholic Church Again, Write “Satan Lives Here” on the Church Doors

USA – Pro-Lifers Assaulted, Pregnant Woman Shoved to the Ground at Women’s Marches (Students for Life)

Texas – Abortion Activists Hack, Vandalize Texas Republican Party Website in Response to Pro-Life Law (Snopes)

Iowa – Abortion Activist Vandalizes Pro-Life Sign, Accosts Pro-Life Student (Campus Reform)

California – Pepperdine University students vandalize pro-life display, rip down crosses (Fox News)

Colorado – Abortion Activists Vandalize Churches After Texas Bans Abortion, Smashing Windows and Slashing Tires

Texas – Abortion Activists Assaults, Throws Cup Full of Liquid at Pro-Life Advocate at Houston Pro-Life Rally (TFP Student Action)

Ohio – Police Remove Screaming Pro-Abortion Protesters from State Senate Chamber (FOX 55/AP)

Switzerland – Three Pro-Life Organizations Vandalized with Pro-Abortion Graffiti ahead of National Pro-Life March (Evangelical Focus Europe)

Mexico – Radical Feminists Injure 37 People in Violent Pro-Abortion Protest

Texas – Abortion Activist Threatens to Kill Pro-Life Lawmakers who Voted for Texas Abortion Ban

Texas – Pro-Life Leader Gets Death Threat after Planned Parenthood Doxxing

Texas – Texas Right to Life Evacuated due to Bomb Threat, Terrorist Threat

California – Eggs Thrown at Pro-Life Candidate Larry Elder, Staffer Hit in Face (Fox News)

Oregon – Antifa Activist Charged After Assaulting Female Officer Protecting Pro-Life People

Colorado – Vandals Deface Boulder County Catholic Church with Pro-Abortion Graffiti (Washington Times)

Texas – Abortion Activists Spam Pro-Life Group’s Website with Porn (Mic)

New York – Police Arrest Two Abortion Activists for Allegedly Blocking Pro-Life Prayer Rally (National Review)

Connecticut – Pro-Life Billboard in Barkhamsted Vandalized with “Get an Abortion” and Coat Hangers (ProLife Across America)

Poland – Pro-Life Billboard Showing Abortion Victims Gets Vandalized about Once a Week (The Calvert Journal)

Arizona – Students for Life: Planned Parenthood Volunteers Steal Pro-Life Students’ Bags (Students for Life blog)

Oregon – Antifa Tries to Disrupt Pro-Life Prayer Group with Violence outside Planned Parenthood (Citizen Stringer), Andy Ngo (videovideovideo)

Oregon – Antifa Terrorists Attack Christians Who Were Praying in a Public Park

Texas – Pro-Life Billboard Removed After One Day Because of Death Threats From Abortion Activists (FaithWire)

Ohio – Campus Police Shut Down Mason City Council Meeting after Abortion Activists Heckle, Try to Silence Pro-Lifers (video)

Wyoming – Pro-Life Billboard Vandalized with “F— the Babies,” Devil Horns

Arkansas – Abortion Activists Desecrate Statue of Jesus, Hang “God Bless Abortions” Banner

Canada – Pro-Life Memorial Broken in Spate of Vandalism Targeting Catholic Churches (Catholic News Agency)

New York – Police Protect Peaceful Pro-Life Advocates after Pro-Abortion Protesters Block Prayer WalkAbortion Activists Surround, Intimidate Priest Praying the Rosary (National Review)

Maine – Driver Crashes Her Car into Pro-Lifer’s Van After Yelling at Pro-Life Protesters, Flipping Them Off

Northern Ireland – Abortion Activist Assaults Pro-Life Christian Helping Women Outside Abortion Clinic

South Carolina – Antifa Radicals Vandalize Pro-Life Congresswoman Nancy Mace’s Home

Kentucky – Liberal Media Ignores Death Threat against Pro-Life U.S. Sen. Rand Paul

Indiana – Abortion Activist Almost Runs Over Pro-Life Congresswoman Praying Outside Abortion Center

Illinois – Authorities: Fire at Peoria Pro-Life Pregnancy Center Was Intentionally Set (NPR Illinois State University)

Colombia – Moms Slam Abortion Activists who Vandalized Pregnancy Center: My Child’s Life is a Blessing

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)

Texas – Conservative Student Group’s Pro-Life Display Vandalized with Pro-Abortion Slogans (KVUE)

Mississippi – Abortion Activists Vandalize Christian Billboard to Promote Abortions

Colombia – Feminists Attack Church to Protest for Abortion, Spray-paint “Rapists” on Church Walls

Mexico – Violent Feminists in Mexico Terrorize Legislators, Threaten Them if They Don’t Vote to Legalize Abortions

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)

Poland – Abortion Activists Arrested during Protest against Ban on Aborting Unborn Babies with Disabilities (The Guardian)

Ohio – Abortion Activists Attack a Church, Disrupt Its Pro-Life Service to Mourn Babies Killed in Abortions

Missouri – Antifa Radicals Attack Pro-Life Senator Josh Hawley’s Home, Threaten His Wife, Newborn Baby

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