A pro-life activist has claimed that she was assaulted by a woman outside Kentucky’s last abortion clinic.
Donna Durning said she approached a woman after she came out of the EMW Women’s Surgical Center on April 12.
Surveillance footage shows Durning speaking to the woman who is walking toward a red car.
The woman quickly turns around and walks up to Durning, who appears to lose her footing before falling backward onto the sidewalk as shocked bystanders watch.
Pro-life activist, Donna Durning, has claimed that she was assaulted by a woman outside the EMW Women’s Surgical Center, Kentucky’s last abortion clinic, on April 12
Surveillance footage shows Durning (right, in white) speaking to the woman (left, in black) who is walking toward a red car
The woman (left, in black) quickly turns around and walks up to Durning (on the ground) who appears to lose her footing and falls backward onto the sidewalk as shocked bystanders watch
‘And I said, “Honey, if you need to talk to anybody, there’s a number on here”.’
Durning, who has approached numerous women outside abortion clinics for more than 20 years, said she saw ‘a lot of hatred in her face’ and ‘saw the face of Satan in her eyes’.
According to the news station, Durning suffered a broken femur and a head injury following the incident.
She underwent surgery and is now recovering at a rehabilitation center.
The Louisville Metro Police Department is investigating the incident and is searching for the woman.
Established in 1980, EMW Women’s Surgical Center (pictured, with protesters standing outside) is the only licensed center in Kentucky offering abortion services
Kentucky is one of seven states with one abortion provider and is flanked by two others, Missouri and West Virginia. A pro-life activist is seen outside the EMW clinic (file image)
Local attorney, Laura Landenwich, told WLWT that the Louisville Metro Council is working on trying to approve a safety zone around the clinic.
‘That’s a perfect example of how quickly things can escalate in that environment and so it is better for people to keep their space,’ Landenwich said, referring to Durning’s situation.
According to Landenwich, a safety zone would allow protesters to exercise their freedom of speech while preventing potentially violent confrontations.
Established in 1980, EMW Women’s Surgical Center is the only licensed center in Kentucky offering abortion services.
Kentucky is one of seven states with one abortion provider and is flanked by two others, Missouri and West Virginia.