abortion-protestor-hit-in-back-e1377292447256by Hans Johnson

We’ve all heard of road rage: sudden bursts of anger because of supposed slights by another motorist. Some also can’t control themselves around others with differing points of view.

Donna Holman knows this quite well from past experience – and most recently from her experience on the morning of August 21 when she was protesting in front of a Planned Parenthood in Iowa City, Iowa. Mrs. Holman, of Missionaries to the Preborn of Iowa, was struck in the back of her shoulder by a man, sending the literature she was holding to the ground. He then kept walking without saying a word.

She grabbed her walkie-talkie and alerted her husband Dan, who was protesting two blocks away. He chased down the assaulter, who was Man Chun John Ma (pictured above right), a 30-year-old from Hong Kong and a graduate student at the University of Iowa, and began interviewing him with his video camera  Asked why he,  a 6′ 1″ 200-lb. young man would hit a 78-year-old woman, he said: “Sorry about that. I know I’m in trouble.”

Ma later admitted to the arresting officer: “I did punch her. That was probably wrong.”

Unfortunately, the arresting officer seems to suggest that Ma’s reaction was provoked by Mrs. Holman’s practice of free speech (holding an anti-abortion sign):

“Listen, you and I both know why he did it,” the officer tells Holman on camera. “He doesn’t like the sign. I personally don’t like the sign… he was extremely offended by the sign… you’re looking to provoke an extreme reaction with that. I don’t have a problem with what you’re doing; I don’t like it… but that doesn’t mean that what he did was okay.”

Court documents say that Ma’s motive for the crime was that “he found the idea of being anti-abortion to be strange.”  He was released from jail on a $1,000 bond and is expected in court on September 11.

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