Jillian Ward, a 19-year-old student at UNC-Chapel Hill was arrested on April 2 for assaulting a representative of the pro-life group, Created Equal after violently charging at him on campus. The assault was caught on camera.
SHOCKING: Abortion activist assaults pro-lifer in new video!— Created Equal (@createdequalorg) May 7, 2019
The attack begins after a woman at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill asks our team, “Did you put these [signs] up?” As soon as our team member responds, she proceeds to repeatedly punch him in the face! pic.twitter.com/72lYaCPPxE
“F***ing terrible person,” Ward screamed. “You’re a terrible person. You — this is not okay. This is not okay. This is not okay. Shut the f**k up right now. This is wrong. This is triggering. You’re not an innocent human being. You’re a terrible person.”
Fox News reported that Ward is a pro-choice feminist and aspiring journalist, and said she was triggered by graphic photographs depicting aborted children displayed by Created Equal. The group had a display on campus as part of their Campus Outreach effort to end the killing of babies and establish human equality by exposing the truth about abortion.
Ward approached the Created Equal display asking the represenatives, "Did y’all put these up? Is this you?”
When Austin Beigel confirmed "Yes" that he did, she charged at him with fists flying. Fox News reported that Beigel was allegedly punched in the face a number of times and was also hit in the stomach.
Created Equal descibes themselves as "a social action movement seeking to end the greatest human rights injustice of our time." On their site they provide insight into their Campus Outreach efforts. "Abortion victims cannot plead their case, but they can be represented by our signs. We pair images of abortion victims with our staff and volunteers trained for dialogue in order to reach students on high school and college campuses."
Beigel, who was traveling with Created Equal to 14 different college campuses in three states, took to Facebook to discuss the assault at UNC.
Via Austin Beigels Facebook:
I was recently assaulted on campus at UNC while peacefully talking to students about abortion. Violence from abortion supporters is becoming more common. Look at what Mark Harrington, the president of Created Equal, had to say about the incident.
"Pro-abortion activists are losing the argument, and instead of seeking debate they are escalating the violence on peaceful preborn defenders on college campuses. We will never cave to acts of violence or intimidation. We will return hate with love for mothers and their babies."
I hope you pray for the heart of the young woman who attacked me, because "There but by the grace of God go I." Please consider supporting me and my wife so that I can continue bringing the truth in love to the many lost people in our country. Your donations make it possible for lives to be saved and changed by God through my ministry.
UNC campus police arrested Jillian Ward and she is expected to make a court appearance in June.