Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Pro-abortion Activists Attack Pro-lifer's Family

The mainstream media has embargoed the story of vicious vandalism of the home of Keith Mason, President of Personhood USA, following an outbreak of on-line hatred from abortion supporters resulting from a Newsweek Magazine story profiling Mason and his pregnant wife Jennifer. The nighttime raid by attackers included painting red coat-hangers and hate speech on the house and smashing their front door, spewing glass throughout the porch and home's interior.

Denver police are investigating the incident, but have NOT classified it as a hate crime.

For background, read Abortionists Bomb Pro-life Catholics, Media Ignore and also read Liberal Jailed for Death Threats to Pro-lifers as well as Pro-abortion Forces Get Violent

-- From "‘Personhood’ Leader Keith Mason Says His Family Home Was Attacked" by Abigail Pesta, The Daily Beast - Newsweek Magazine 7/2/12

Mason says he was awake at the time of the attack. “I was in the basement, catching a movie and having a beer, to just chill,” Mason says. “I heard a loud noise and thought one of our kids had fallen down the stairs." Mason says he ran upstairs from the basement, then "ran through a bunch of glass" and "saw red." He describes the scene as "surreal—I didn’t know if it was blood on the glass or what. It turned out to be spray paint. There was red paint all over the side of our house. They spray-painted coat-hangers all over my sidewalk and door. We called 911. The police were there within three minutes.”

Mason says the vandals had “yanked down” the security lights on the home as well.

Cheri Stottke, a Denver police investigator, confirmed the attack on Mason’s home and said police are searching for suspects.

The Newsweek story has drawn a stormy response across the Web, highlighting the gulf between both sides of the abortion debate.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Pro-Life Activist’s Home Vandalized by Abortion Backers" by Steven Ertelt, 7/2/12

The Newsweek article profiled the Masons and their work as the leaders of the group Personhood USA, which is working to pass personhood amendments in states across the nation. The amendments would, until the Supreme Court is changed, act as statements of position by states certifying that human life begins at conception, or fertilization.

The profile was also featured on The Daily Beast and, in comments at the bottom of the post, the notoriously liberal audience took exception to the pro-life beliefs of the Masons, resulting in several physical threats posted in the comments beneath the article. After viewing these threats, one reader tracked down the Mason’s home address and posted it in the comment section. Mason indicates he thinks that was the genesis of the vandalism and attack on his home.

“The article does state that we have three small children, and that my wife is due to deliver our fourth child very soon,” he said. “It is shocking to consider that someone would be so cruel and heartless to attack a home with a pregnant woman and small children inside. Apparently, the pro-choice crowd has no more compassion for born children than they do for the preborn.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Violent attacks strike pro-lifer's house" by Drew Zahn, World Net Daily 7/2/12

PersonhoodUSA reports the violence didn’t stop there. Also last week, fellow pro-life volunteer Everett Stadig was reportedly assaulted while petitioning for Colorado’s personhood initiative and suffered several injuries, including a broken hip, which required surgery.

Still, the determined example of Stadig persevering in the cause, despite suffering physical injury to his person, has only steeled their resolve.

“Not only are these hateful attacks uncalled for, but they have renewed our resolve to press forward,” Mason said. “It is a great testimony that even as Everett recuperates in the hospital he is undeterred, even asking hospital staff and visitors for their signatures on his personhood petition. We are all following his example, pressing forward despite hardships, determined to continue to defend the lives of women and babies – all of whom deserve better than abortion.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Colorado Senator condemns home attack against pro-life Personhood founder" by Kathleen Gilbert, 7/3/12

“My immediate reaction is extreme disappointment that the opponents of Personhood, or some, would stoop to such an ugly tactic like intimidating someone’s family and destroying their property,” [Colorado state] Senator Kevin Lundberg (R-Berthoud) told in a telephone interview Tuesday.

“Such actions are completely inexcusable,” he said, noting that the Personhood movement remains a point of controversy in Colorado. “This is an important issue that the people really need to come to terms with, and this isn’t the way to do it.” Lundberg said he has been supportive of the movement “ever since the beginning.”

The Personhood leader said that someone had posted the family’s home address in the comments section of the article, which had already gone “crazy” with angry remarks against the family. Mason said other comments had said his wife Jennifer, who is pregnant with their fourth child, “should be raped and forced to carry the baby,” or that Mason himself should be neutered and killed.

Keith Mason says he has already moved his family to a safe house, and planned to find a new place to live.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Non-Romney GOP Push Personhood, End of Abortion as well as Oklahoma GOP & Supreme Court Defeat Personhood