It’s no secret that the pro-life movement faces opposition in many forms.
Mass protests and legislative action often conspire to thwart the work of crisis pregnancy centers and ministries.
As evidenced by a recently released video, pro-life group Created Equal found itself the target of an angry abortion advocate armed with spray paint and intense hatred.
Pro-life students at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee have the right to display signs and demonstrate peacefully on campus.
And that’s exactly what they were doing when a pro-choice activist belligerently interrupted them.
Sasha Timofeeva, an abortion advocate, was driving through campus when she saw the pro-life display. Upon taking a closer look at the signs, which showed the gruesome (and real) results of abortion, “I just got mad at them,” she said.
She then made the decision to act on her anger, driving off to find a can of spray paint. It wasn’t long before she returned, paint in hand, to have it out with the pro-life demonstrators.
“I just got mad at them and then painted them,” she said when describing her actions.
However, video footage shows a much more tense situation.
Timofeeva vandalized the pro-life signs with spray paint, ruining each one even as she was asked to stop.
“Excuse me, miss. Please don’t do that,” said the pro-life demonstrators, who tried to end the hostile moment peacefully.
But Timofeeva carried on without remorse. “They’re triggering. They hurt people,” she said of the signs on display.
Never mind that abortion not only hurts people but kills them as well!
The video showed the pro-life representatives peacefully trying to protect their property from vandalism while Timofeeva disregarded their requests and went on with her self-appointed work.
A passing student’s call of “You’re my hero!” only encouraged Timofeeva who refused to stop, even when cautioned by another pro-choice activist that her actions were not the way to resolve the disagreement.
“Ma’am, as someone who agrees with you, you’re not doing the right thing here!” the passerby shouted, but Timofeeva only forged on, moving from vandalism to assault.
When one of the pro-life students tried to take away the can of spray paint, Timofeeva shoved him into a sign, then left the scene, narrowly avoiding running him over with her car.
Thankfully, Timofeeva was located by the police, who proceeded to question her about the incident. Timofeeva’s responses to their questions were disturbing, to say the least.
“And you intentionally sprayed their signs to damage them…knowing that you shouldn’t do that?” asked the police officer.
“Yeah. Pretty much,” Timofeeva stated, convinced of the rightness in her actions. “Like, three girls walked by and they said that I’m a hero.”
“How do you think that the people that were doing the demonstrating were feeling while you were doing that?” continued the officer, trying to get to the heart of the situation.
“I’m sure not good,” Timofeeva admitted. “But…I honestly don’t care how they feel.”
The pro-choice movement claims to care about women and how they feel, yet Timofeeva showed no regard for the pro-life students in question, several of whom were women.
“What if you had accidently sprayed them in the face?” the officer pressed. “You know, hurt somebody’s eyes or permanently disfigured them?”
Timofeeva had no response for this question.
“You have a kid,” the officer continued, speaking of the child that Timofeeva had brought with her to the interview. “He’s in your hands right now. That should be your priority.”
It was a complex situation indeed: Timofeeva, a pro-choice advocate who nonetheless had a child of her own, vandalizing signs that showed what could have happened had she chosen to abort her baby.
Timofeeva received three citations and a mandatory court date. In the future, she may think twice before assaulting a pro-life gathering again.
In a world full of opposition to the pro-life movement, it’s encouraging to see that the law still metes out consequences to those who transgress in the name of “choice.”
Pray for the representatives of Created Equal and for other pro-life ministries around the country — may God give them the courage to stand, even in the face of antagonism and resistance.
If you are interested in Created Equal, please read our recent Ministry Spotlight article about their great work.
Finally, pray for Sasha and those who believe as she does. May the Lord help them see the value of all human life!
*Note: video contains profanity.