Elderly pro-life activists brutally beaten on Baltimore sidewalk

May 31, 2023

This week saw another example of anti-conservative violence when two pro-life activists were savagely beaten outside of an abortion facility. 

According to the WMAR, the attack was committed this past Friday in front of the Planned Parenthood clinic located on Howard Street. The victims were identified as 73-year-old Dick Schafer and 80-year-old Mark Crosby.

Eighty-year-old kicked with "extreme force"

The news station explained that surveillance footage shows an unidentified man first approaching Schafer and tackling him against a flower pot.

When Crosby attempted to assist Schafer, he was thrown on the ground and punched before being kicked in the head with what police later described as "extreme force."

Jay Walton serves as president of Baltimore County Right to Life, and the Washington Examiner noted that he addressed the violence in a Facebook post on Friday.

"Please pray for my dear friend, Mark Crosby. He was viciously attacked yesterday, May 26, 2023 while he was praying in front of Planned Parenthood in Baltimore City. He and another prolifer were attacked from behind and the thug ran away," Walton's statement read.

Gruesome photos show aftermath of attack

The website LifeSite published a gruesome photo showing Crosby with a badly bloodied face and disfigured right eye. It also featured images of a broken flower pot and blood on the sidewalk where he was attacked.

Roswell was quoted as saying in an email that Crosby "is currently in the University of MD (Maryland) shock trauma facility" where he is being treated for his injuries.

These include "bleeding from some unidentified area behind his eye." What's more, the elderly man is said to have been left with an eye orbit which "is completely shattered and will have to be replaced with metal."

Woman left with staples in her head after anti-Trump attack

This was hardly the first time that conservatives have been targeted in public, as last July three teenage girls beat a woman in New York City who they suspected of supporting former President Donald Trump.


Fifty-seven-year-old Jill LeCroix was on a bus when she was confronted by the girls, who proceeded to hit her with an object after she admitted to backing Trump. Yahoo News reported that LeCroix required multiple staples in her head.

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