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Pro-lifer Seriously Injured: Clinic Receptionist Shouts: "He got what he deserved!"

12/28/2007 - 6:32 AM PST

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Pro-lifer Seriously Injured: Clinic Receptionist Shouts: "He got what he deserved!"

When veteran pro-lifer Ed Snell was counseling women entering the Hillcrest Abortion Clinic in Harrisburg, Penn. from atop his car, he was thrown to the ground and seriously injured. He suffered internal hemorrhaging in his head, four compression fractures of vertebrae, a broken shoulder and two broken ribs. Doctors even feared he might die.

Despite these injuries, a receptionist at the abortion clinic angrily responded: "He got what he deserved!" when asked for a statement.

After the attack, the police arrived and although Mr. Snell was unconscious and being rushed to the hospital, they allowed his assailant to go free. A police officer then argued with and threatened to arrest Mr. Snell's fellow pro-lifers, who asked them why the assailant was let free. So far the media has been silent about the incident.

Mr. Snell's assailant was apprehended days after the attack, when the full extent of his injuries became known, and will be charged with a felony assault.

Mr. Snell is recovering from his injuries at his home in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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