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Anti-Abortion Activist Injured In Attack

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By Worthy News North America Service

Operation Rescue views abortion as murder.
Operation Rescue views abortion as murder.

WASHINGTON, USA (Worthy News)-- An elderly anti-abortion activist was attacked and seriously I injured in the American state of Arizona, a week after another 'pro-life' demonstrator was shot and killed, a Christian group confirmed Monday September 21.

Operation Rescue said 69-year old Johnny Wallace was attacked by two women Saturday, September 19, while holding "two non-graphic, text-only signs protesting abortion in Flagstaff, Arizona."

The incident came a after Jim Pouillon was shot and killed "for his public stand against abortion" the group added.

Wallace was alone in front of City Hall on the busiest street in town at the time of the attack with signs that read, "Abortion kills more black Americans in four days than the Klan killed in 150 years," and "Life begins at conception and ends at Planned Parenthood," activists said. Wallace was known to protest at that location every day.

He was reportedly approached from behind by two women, both 48, who began by yelling profanities at him. “One then attempted to take way and destroy his sign. After Wallace was wrestled to the ground, the other woman joined the attack," Operation Rescue said.


Paramedics were called and Wallace was treated for minor injuries, that included an elbow injury that required additional treatment, the group explained. Both women were reportedly briefly detained and released on misdemeanor charges of :disorderly conduct” and “criminal damage.”

Operation Rescue President Troy Newman said the latest attack was part of a growing trend. "This attack is especially disturbing because the motivation for the attack on Mr. Wallace was the same motivation that caused Harlan Drake to murder Jim Pouillon."

He said there has been “an increasing attitude that it is okay to hurt pro-life people if one does not agree with them. This disturbing trend must stop."

Newman said Operation Rescue has received “hundreds of threats” and “suffered three acts of vandalism on their headquarters” in recent months. He urged “pro-life churches” to participate in the fight against abortion.


"We cannot depend on pro-abortion groups to rein in their supporters. It is incumbent on the Christian community to come alongside pro-life activists all over the country and stand with them...Even Jesus sent out the disciples in groups of two."

Not all evangelicals agree with Operation Rescue's actions, with some saying Christians should focus on spreading what they view as the life-transforming Gospel of Jesus Christ in a hurting world.

Operation Rescue describes itself as one of the leading pro-life Christian activist organizations in the nation. It recently made headlines when it bought and closed an abortion clinic in Wichita, Kansas and views its anti abortion actions "in obedience to Biblical mandates." (With reporting by Worthy News' Stefan J. Bos).

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3 thoughts on “Anti-Abortion Activist Injured In Attack

  1. "He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor." Psalms 72:4

  2. This took place in my own home state. Blessings to this man who stood for what is righteous in the sight of a Holy God. This man awaits geat reward, the satisfaction and pleasure of the King of Kings at the Bema seat judgment of rewards. He simply put others before himself, not allowing any possible repercussions to dissuade him, rather he allowed truth to rule in his heart, knowing any price to be paid, would be worth it. I can only hope to follow such an example for the name sake. What this man did may seem small because he did not have to give up his life but what he did was not small. All we are asked to do is be available and willing and God will work through us when we have the right attitude. Who did God use throughout time to use? Very often it was the least likely but they were willing to obey and that's all He wanted from them or from us. We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.......

  3. In August of 2008, a Muslim cleric and member of Saudi Arabia’s Commission of the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, killed his sister 26-year-old Fatima Al-Mutairi, after she proclaimed her faith to her family in Buraydah, Saudi Arabia The Voice of the Martyrs contacts report. Fatima’s fellowship with other believers was mainly limited to Internet forums and phone correspondence. “As part of her testimony to the family, she proclaimed that the way of Christ is the most pure and most holy way of all. After sharing with her family, she found her brother in her room with her laptop open before him,” VOM contacts said. “Her laptop contained notes about her spiritual journey, which he was searching in order to find more evidence against her. Her brother locked her in the room for four hours, during which time she wrote a final letter on the Internet. Fatima was killed soon thereafter,” our contacts added.

    Prior to her martyrdom Fatima wrote a poem that shows her love for Christ and her desire to share His love with her family.
    And We For the Sake of Christ All Things Bear

    By Fatima Al-Mutairi

    May the Lord Jesus guide you, Oh Muslims
    And enlighten your hearts that you might love others
    The forum does not revile the Master of the prophets
    It is for the display of truth, and for you it was revealed
    This is the truth which you do not know
    What we profess are the words of the Master of the prophets
    We do not worship the cross, and we are not possessed
    We worship the Lord Jesus, the Light of the worlds

    We left Mohammed, and we do not follow in his path
    We followed Jesus Christ, the Clear Truth
    Truly, we love our homeland, and we are not traitors
    We take pride that we are Saudi citizens
    How could we betray our homeland, our dear people?
    How could we, when for death - for Saudi Arabia—we stand ready?
    The homeland of my grandfathers, their glories, and odes— for it I am writing
    And we say, “We are proud, proud, proud to be Saudis”
    We chose our way, the way of the rightly guided
    And every man is free to choose any religion
    Be content to leave us to ourselves to be believers in Jesus
    Let us live in grace before our time comes
    There are tears on my cheek, and Oh! The heart is sad
    To those who become Christians, how you are so cruel!
    And the Messiah says, “Blessed are the Persecuted”
    And we for the sake of Christ all things bear
    What is it to you that we are infidels?
    You do not enter our graves, as if with us buried
    Enough - your swords do not concern me, not evil nor disgrace
    Your threats do not trouble me, and we are not afraid
    And by God, I am unto death a Christian—Verily
    I cry for what passed by, of a sad life

    I was far from the Lord Jesus for many years
    Oh History record! and bear witness, Oh Witnesses!
    We are Christians - in the path of Christ we tread
    Take from me this word, and note it well
    You see, Jesus is my Lord, and He is the Best of protectors
    I advise you to pity yourself, to clap your hands in mourning
    See your look of ugly hatred
    Man is brother to man, Oh learned ones
    Where is the humanity, the love, and where are you?
    As to my last words, I pray to the Lord of the worlds
    Jesus the Messiah, the Light of Clear Guidance
    That He change notions, and set the scales of justice aright
    And that He spread Love among you, Oh Muslims

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