Pro-Life Student Punched, Lands in ER With Broken Nose for Protesting Abortion

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A 17-year-old boy landed in an emergency room after he was beaten up when handing out pro-life materials. (Taber Andrew Bain/Flickr/Creative Commons)

The disagreement between pro-life activists and pro-abortionists is not new, but the latter have recently become more violent.

Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life America, sent the following letter in an email to supporters on Thursday evening, detailing how a high school student was assaulted when handing out pro-life materials.

"I just got off the phone with one of our 17-year-old high school leaders in Alabama who is in the Emergency Room.

"Thankfully, he is going to be OK ... but he has a broken nose.

"And all because he was standing for life!

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"Ke'Ontai was at a neighborhood park passing out our 'Abortion Is Not Social Justice' postcards we sent him, when one man started arguing with him about when life begins. He shouted at Ke'Ontai that his wife had just had an abortion because 'that's what they needed to do.'

"And when Ke'Ontai tried to give him some post-abortion counseling material, the guy yelled that he didn't want it, pushed Ke'Ontai down and started punching him in the face.

"After telling him to file a police report, I asked Ke'Ontai if he needed anything from our team.

"His reply stunned me. Ke'Ontai told me that he has forgiven the man who assaulted him and just wants pro-lifers across the country to pray for the man and wife. 

"Our high school coordinator, Missy, and myself have had a conversation with Ke'Ontai about handing out postcards with a buddy in the future. I want you to know that Ke'Ontai won't be letting this assault stop him.

"Ke'Ontai is a courageous young man ... one that I am proud to say we helped train and equip. Now he is more motivated than ever to do all that he can in his school and community, especially his predominately African-American neighborhood, which, according to their own outrageous admissions, is targeted by Planned Parenthood.     

"Today, can you send Ke'Ontai a short message thanking him for standing for life and encouraging him to keep going strong?

"Our team has been working with Ke'Ontai for over a year now. He tried to start a Students for Life group at his high school and was blocked several times, but that didn't even stop him. He continued on and started a community group instead and has already reached hundreds of teens with the truth about abortion.

"Ke'Ontai will be joining our team this summer at our Virginia headquarters for advanced training. I can't wait to print out and give him all of your messages in person!"

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