by Josh Craddock/ Live Action News
Just days after the home of Keith and Jennifer Mason, founder and communications director of Personhood USA, was vandalized by pro-choice terrorists in the dark of night, another violent attack on a pro-life volunteer is escalating tensions over Colorado’s latest personhood drive.
Everett Stadig, a soft-spoken 69-year-old pro-life volunteer, was collecting signatures Saturday for the personhood amendment outside his local grocery store. When he asked one man if he would be interested in signing a pro-life petition to outlaw abortion in Colorado, the man became violent. Stadig told LifeSiteNews:
“He was yelling ‘I’m pro-choice!’” Stadig recalled, adding that he used “most foul language.” Stadig explained that being ‘pro-choice’ meant pro-abortion, and again urged him to sign. At first the man walked away, but returned half a minute later, still swearing and yelling.
“He said ‘you don’t have a right to be here!’” Stadig related, “and I said ‘I do have a right to be here, this is a Colorado Petition Drive’. Then he grabbed my petition pad, and with the same movement threw me to ground, and I was hurt so bad I couldn’t get up.”
The assault left Stadig in so much pain that he couldn’t stand up. He called for help and asked bystanders to see if they could identify the attacker’s license plate number. Fortunately, one onlooker was able to record the license plate for local police. Although he plans to press charges and has filed a police report, Stadig has heard no news from local authorities about the man’s identity or follow-up charges.