Teen Pro-Life Activist Punched In Face While Canvassing

A teenage pro-life canvasser was allegedly attacked by a Kansas woman when the student knocked on her door Sunday.

Grace Hartsock, while volunteering for the organization Students for Life, was going door-to-door in Leawood, Kansas, to turn out voters for a referendum on abortion law.

A woman answered the door and politely said she was not interested when she learned why Hartsock had knocked, the teen said.

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

As Hartsock turned to leave, another woman came from inside the house yelling and cursing, reported SFL. “Don’t apologize to her, mom,” the woman yelled.

The second woman reportedly followed Hartsock out of the house while harassing her. SFL said the woman shoved Hartsock in the chest and hit her head with closed fists.

Hartsock took the attack and waited until the mother got the daughter to stop. SFL said the woman continued to yell at the student, saying “I hope you get raped,” and “I hope you get run over by a car”.

The teen was able to capture the last few seconds of the encounter with her phone, showing the woman walking toward the house while still yelling. SFL said Hartsock has filed a complaint to the Leewood Police Department.

A SFL spokeswoman, Kristi Hamrick, told Fox News that “the student is experiencing headaches and body soreness, and Students for Life Action has connected her with an attorney. She and Students for Life Action are considering a legal response”.

Kansas residents were voting on the “Value Them Both” amendment to the state constitution that would allow state lawmakers to regulate abortion laws.

The state is the first one in the country to hold a vote on abortion access since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.