An 18-year-old pro-life volunteer was punched, shoved, and cursed out by a woman after the volunteer knocked on the door of a home to promote a high-profile anti-abortion vote in Kansas, Students for Life Action said.
What are the details?
The outlet said the volunteer — Grace Hartsock — was going door to door Sunday in Overland Park to let residents know about Tuesday's ballot measure to amend the state constitution and declare there is no right to an abortion in Kansas.
Grace HartsockImage source: Students for Life Action., used by permission
At one home, the woman at the door told Hartsock, “No, I’m sorry; I don’t think you want to talk to us," Students for Life said.
Hartsock noted to the organization that she politely thanked the woman for her time and began to leave the property when another female began yelling and cursing from inside the home, the outlet said.
“Don’t apologize to her, Mom," the other female yelled, according to Students for Life.
With that, the screaming woman ran out of the house and began chasing Hartsock and yelling at her, after which she shoved Hartsock in the chest with both hands and then began hitting her in the head with closed fists, the outlet said.
Hartsock tried to protect herself and run away, and the attacker's mother told her daughter to stop the violence, Students for Life said.
Hartsock noted in a police report that the woman also threw a piece of food at her, hitting her in the face, and followed her down the street while screaming curses and statements such as, “I hope you get raped” and “I hope you get run over by a car.”
Here's video Hartsock recorded of the final moments of the encounter. Content warning: Profanity and a middle finger:
Angry Kansas Abortion Supporter youtu.be
"Since she was struck, the student is experiencing headaches and body soreness, and Students for Life Action has connected her with an attorney," SFL spokeswoman Kristi Hamrick told Fox News. "She and Students for Life Action are considering a legal response."
Hartsock noted to the organization that "it's unfathomable that the pro-choice movement claims to be ‘pro-woman’ and yet attacks women who don’t agree with their narrative. It’s not surprising to me that a person who advocates for violence in the womb wouldn’t hesitate to attack a pro-life woman like myself.”