An 85-year-old man was attacked last week outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in California.
According to The Christian Post, the man identified only by his first name, Ron, was trying to stop another man from stealing a pro-life banner outside of a San Francisco, California Planned Parenthood clinic. In the video of the attack, the man pushes Ron to the ground, saying “Old man, stay on the ground.”
When Ron continues to try to take back the banner, the attacker kicks him multiple times.
"San Francisco police are investigating the matter as an assault. Ron said it’s the third time the same man harassed or tried to steal the sign in a week," NBC's Bay Area affiliate reported.
The attacker was allegedly part of another assault on March 19 when he attacked two pro-life activists and threw their signs and flyers into the streets.
The Life Legal Defense Foundation is representing Ron, saying in a statement that the man is “afraid for his safety.”
“We are working closely with 40 Days for Life to make sure pro-life advocates in San Francisco and across the nation are protected and perpetrators are brought to justice,” a statement from the foundation said.
Shawn Carney, president of 40 Days for Life, said in another statement that “every person should be treated with kindness, love and respect, even those with whom we may disagree.
“That said, over the past few months, we have seen an increase in violence from abortion supporters in an effort to instill fear and deter our law-abiding volunteers.”
In October 2018, a 65-year-old pro-life activist was taken to a hospital in Naples, Florida after he was attacked while praying near a Planned Parenthood clinic.
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Amanda Casanova is a writer living in Dallas, Texas. She has covered news for ChristianHeadlines.com since 2014. She has also contributed to The Houston Chronicle, U.S. News and World Report and IBelieve.com. She blogs at The Migraine Runner.