Pro-Lifer Punched in the Face by Abortion Activist during Protests in Washington D.C.

John Paluska | Contributor | Thursday, October 1, 2020
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Pro-Lifer Punched in the Face by Abortion Activist during Protests in Washington D.C.

As a group of abortion activists were staging a protest to denounce the nomination of Amy Comey Barrett, Students For Life came to show their support for the Supreme Court nominee. However, not everyone in the abortion rally took kindly to their appearance.

In fact, one of the pro-life supporters was reportedly punched in the face by one of the abortion activists. According to The Christian Post, Breitbart news captured “the dueling demonstrations in front of the Supreme Court” on video.

In the 90-minute long video, abortion activists can be heard chanting "no confirmation before inauguration” while pro-life activists yelled “we have the vote.”

About an hour into the video, as one activist is yelling “abortion kills a human person” into a megaphone, a woman standing next to her, identified later as Autumn Schimmer, was seemingly punched in the face. The assailant immediately fled the area.

Twenty-three-year-old Schimmer, the communications and market manager for Students for Life Action, said in a statement on the Students for Life of America website, “I was approached by a pro-choice woman who wanted to have a conversation about what feminism means to me. I told her that women are not empowered when they kill their own children, and we need to do better.”

Schimmer continued, “After that, she was getting more aggressive. I took a step back to return to my group. She approached me and punched me in the face and ripped off my face mask. This is very upsetting.

“Being attacked by a pro-choicer just shows that the violence of abortion breeds a culture of violence and normalizes it,” she added.

The abortion rally was supported by a list of DNC activist funds including The Center for Public Democracy Action Fund, The Frontline, Indivisible, MoveOn, NARAL and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund.

It does not appear that any legal action was taken against Schimmer’s attacker. 

You can watch the video below, but warning there is some violence and crude language:

Photo courtesy: ©Getty Images/Michael B. Thomas/Stringer

Video courtesy: ©Breitbart News

John Paluska has been a contributor for Christian Headlines since 2016 and is the founder of The Washington Gazette, a news outlet he relaunched in 2019 as a response to the constant distribution of fake news.