Persecution in America

Elderly pro-life woman attacked outside abortionist: broken leg, bleeding head

April 18, 2019

A well-loved pro-life sidewalk counselor was attacked by a woman exiting an abortion mill, leaving her with a broken thighbone and a bleeding head wound.

Donna Durning, a sidewalk counselor for over 20 years, was outside the E.M.W. Women’s Surgical Center on the afternoon of April 13 when a younger woman who had been inside the abortion mill violently pushed her, causing her to fall on the pavement. She underwent surgery.

Durning told LifeSiteNews that the young woman, who was in her early twenties, had gone out from the clinic to a car that was waiting for her. It was around 4 o’clock in the afternoon.

“She turned and looked at me,” Durning recounted, “and I gave her a sweet little card... I said ‘Honey, this is for you; if you want to talk to somebody there’s a phone number there.’ She grabbed me by both shoulders and literally threw me to the ground.”

Durning sustained a head wound and a fractured femur. Fortunately, her skull did not break, and she didn’t suffer any brain injuries.

“Thank goodness I have good bones,” Durning remarked.

The next day Adele Darnowski, a friend of Durning, took a photograph of Durning’s blood on the sidewalk, posted it on Facebook and remarked “Seventeen mothers walked over it today to go in to have their abortions. Poor dears.”

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