May 28, 2020

Pro-Life Students Egged while Protesting at New Planned Parenthood Clinic in Waukegan, IL

Pro-lifers at March for Life 2015
Photo Credit: American Life League / Flickr
Last Friday, Pro-life students protesting at a newly-opened Planned Parenthood clinic in Waukegan, Illinois were assaulted by groups of pro-abortion attackers hurling eggs.

Kristan Hawkins, President of Students for Life of America (SFLA) said, “The violence and vandalism against pro-lifers must stop. In the past several weeks, we have been targeted by violent pro-choice individuals who hate the idea that pro-life people even exist. We are asking the Waukegan police department to hold the pro-choice attackers accountable for their actions.”

“This violence against pro-life activists who take a stand for innocent human life is unfortunately not uncommon,” said Sarah Minnich, the Illinois/Iowa Regional Coordinator for Students for Life who was present during the attacks. “Most striking, however, is the perseverance and joy of the students involved. Pro-life students are told not to return the anger and violence of pro-abortion activists that react to the pro-life message. These student leaders embody the beauty of life by praying for the perpetrators and continuing to stand up for life.”

An investigation into the incident is ongoing.