Viral video shows woman assaulted for her pro-life views

A video of a woman assaulted at a pro-life event in Canada for her views on abortion has gone viral, with more than 3.5 million hits on YouTube. Marie-Claire Bissonnette, 27, was protesting against abortion at the annual Life Chain march in Toronto, when she calmly confronted a man who was defacing signs with marker pens. The man asked her about abortion in cases of rape, and after she began to respond “It’s a baby…”, he kicked her hard in the shoulder, knocking her phone from her hand. Despite claiming to have only meant to kick her phone, the man tore a ribbon she had been wearing from her chest and ran before police could arrive. Marie-Claire is the Youth Coordinator of Campaign Life Coalition, and said that her experience of hostility towards pro-lifers was not an isolated incident. She explained that on the same day, a man who was peacefully praying at the event had paint poured over him by a pro-abortionist, and was oblivious until he felt the liquid and turned around to see the woman grinning at him.