A Portland man painting “Baby Lives Matter” on the sidewalk was attacked on September 10th by an Antifa activist. Taylor Hansen, the man who had endured the beatings, posted on Twitter, saying “Last night in Portland I was beaten bloody by four people in Black Bloc.”
Hansen said the situation began after a press member recognized him and proceeded to show his Instagram to a group of Black Bloc. Unsettled by this, Hansen decided to flee the scene and change his disguise.
He recounted: “A few blocks down there was a group of four dressed in Black Bloc waiting for me around the corner. They proceeded to beat me. I was punched in the face, thrown on the ground where they began kicking me in the back and hitting me in the face again… As they fled one yelled ‘Stay out of Portland b—-!’”
Although Hansen is badly bruised from the incident, he walked away with his life, and for that, he is grateful.
This kind of violence is not a one-time occurrence. It has happened over a dozen, maybe even over a hundred times to pro-lifers in various parts of America in the past few months.
Surprisingly, however, this isn’t the first time Hansen drew national media attention. In July, Hansen painted “Baby Lives Matter” outside an abortion clinic in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has also painted this phrase in cities such as Washington, D.C., Richmond, Virginia, and Charlotte, North Carolina.
Hansen exemplifies the traits pro-lifers ascribe to: bold, courageous, persevering, and honest. We need more people like him who are willing to risk their mental, emotional, and even–as is happening more and more recently–their physical well-being to spread awareness for the pro-life movement and to do our part to end abortion and the discrimination of unborn babies in America.