Students for Life Action staff member PUNCHED in front of the Supreme Court While PEACEFULLY Advocating for a Supreme Court Pick Who Would Protect Life in Law
Outside of the Supreme Court, a Young Woman and Pro-Life Advocate, was attacked while talking about her support for Judge Amy Coney Barrett
WASHINGTON D.C. (09-27-2020) – A Students for Life Action team member who is part of Students for Life’s “SCOTUS SQUAD” was punched for simply peacefully advocating for the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Police were called and an arrest was made after a woman approached SFLAction Communications and Market Manager Autumn Schimmer, 23, who was speaking on behalf of ACB. Media in the area, including Breitbart at about marker 1:02, have footage of the attack. Schimmer spoke with police and reported that additional threatening behavior took place in the context of a crowd that included about 5 percent pro-life advocates and 95 percent abortion supporters. Before the attack, Schimmer was holding a sign saying, “I can’t believe these ‘feminists’ are protesting a woman.” (See more on SFLA/SFLAction social media.)
After the attack and arrest, Schimmer said: “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. 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.”
To read the SFLA/SFLAction response to the pick of ACB to the Supreme Court and our on-going national efforts, click here. Students for Life of America/Students for Life Action President Kristan Hawkins said yesterday: “On the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote found in the 19th Amendment, Judge Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court is a fitting tribute to how far we as women have come, This is the opportunity of a lifetime that will determine millions of lifetimes. It’s go time, Pro-Life Generation: Get ready for a Post-Roe America.”
MEDIA ALERT: In the days ahead, look for us in front of the Supreme Court.
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Students for Life Action (SFLAction) is the 501c4 sister organization of Students for Life of America (SFLA), the nation’s largest, pro-life, student organization with more than 1,240 groups on middle, high school, and university campuses in all 50 states. Students for Life has more conversations with those most targeted by the abortion industry every day, week, and year than any other pro-life outreach in the world and mobilizes the Pro-Life Generation to confront abortion at the local, state and national levels daily. Every week, Students for Life entities reach more than 2 million people across social media platforms to have nearly 200,000 digital conversations with the most engaged pro-life online audience in the world.
Students for Life of America (SFLA) is the nation’s largest, pro-life, youth organization. Headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA, SFLA serves more than 1,240 groups on college and university, middle and high school, medical and law school campuses in all 50 states. Student pro-life organizations work to confront policies on their campuses to support pregnant and parenting students, to end Planned Parenthood’s relationships with schools and communities, and to change minds of their peers about abortion. SFLA has more conversations with those most targeted by the abortion industry every day, week, and year than any other pro-life outreach in the world and mobilizes the Pro-Life Generation to confront abortion at the local, state and national levels daily. Every week, Students for Life entities reach more than 2 million people across social media platforms to have nearly 200,000 digital conversations with the most engaged pro-life online audience in the world.