Pro-life teenage activist says she was attacked while door knocking in Kansas for an upcoming abortion referendum

On Sunday, July 31, 2022, a teenage pro-life activist says she was attacked while door-knocking in Kansas for an upcoming abortion referendum in the state.

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Grace Hartsock was door-knocking Sunday, July 31, for a turn out the vote effort for the upcoming abortion law referendum Tuesday.

On Tuesday, August 2, Kansas is holding a referendum on adding an amendment called the ‘Value Them Both’ to the state constitution that “would affirm there is no Kansas constitutional right to abortion or to require the government funding of abortion, and would reserve to the people of Kansas, through their elected state legislators, the right to pass laws to regulate abortion, including, but not limited to, in circumstances of pregnancy resulting from rape or incest, or when necessary to save the life of the mother.”

The amendment would not restrict abortion access in itself, but it would give lawmakers the ability to pass legislation on abortion access.

Hartsock was volunteering for Students for Life when she was allegedly attacked by a woman in Overland Park, Kansas. According to Hartsock, she says when she knocked on a door, initially, a woman answered the door and politely stated she was not interested in the cause Hartsock was there for.

“No, I’m sorry I don’t think you want to talk to us,” Hartsock remembers the woman saying.

However, soon after, Hartsock says she heard another voice inside the residence yelling and cursing saying “Don’t apologize to her, mom,”.

Hartsock told Fox News that when she turned to leave, the other woman followed her, shoving her and then striking her with closed fists in the head.

The organization Hartsock was volunteering for says the woman was yelling at her outside the residence saying “I hope you get raped,” and “I hope you get run over by a car,”.

Before Hartsock left, she was able to catch the woman she says assaulted her on camera.

Speaking about the incident, Hartsock said “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.”

The group says they are looking at pursuing legal action against the woman that allegedly attacked the pro-life volunteer on Sunday.

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