Pro-abortion protestors in Poland attack priest & deface saints’ statues

Pro-abortion protestors in Poland attack priest & deface saints’ statues

More than a week after the constitutional tribunal banned so-called eugenic abortions in Poland, pro-abortion protestors in Poland are still violently attacking priests, churches, and monuments.

According to Polish political news website wPolityce, a priest in the northwestern town of Myślibórz was attacked earlier this week by a militant taking part in an illegal protest against last Thursday’s decision by the Polish court that eugenic abortion — the killing of unborn babies with disabilities — violates the nation’s constitution.

The attack, which was recorded and then posted on Twitter, first involved the protestor hitting the pastor of St. John the Baptist church in the face and stomach. When both the pastor and other people in the crowd told the attacker he had been hitting a priest, the abortion supporter attacked him even more violently.

“But he’s a priest, calm down,” one of the onlookers says on the video.

“That he’s a priest makes it ideal,” said the attacker, who then chased the pastor into a gas station building and punched him repeatedly in the face and head.

On Tuesday, a young man was attacked by baton-wielding men in the town of Wołowin, about 12 miles east of Warsaw, after he attempted to protect a statue of Pope St. John Paul II.

According to the victim, who allowed photographs of his injuries to be published, but not his name, the Catholic defenders of the statue prayed the rosary while the pro-abortion demonstrators shouted obscene abuse at them. When the situation calmed, the men went to check and see if local church had been vandalized.

They went back to the statue, and then three men returned to the church, where they were attacked by masked people wearing black.

“A group of about five people ran up to us and shouted ‘defenders of the cross,’” the victim said. “They took out retractable batons and began to beat us.”

“I saw that blood was gushing horribly from my head, and I began to staunch it, and then I found myself in the ER,” the victim said.

Other monuments to John Paul II have, in fact, been profaned. The hands of a statue of the Polish saint in the town of Kostancin-Jeziora, about 20 miles south of Warsaw, were painted red. In Poznań, protesters who failed to damage the historic cathedral settled for vandalizing the nearby monument to the sainted Pope instead.