The mother of a pro-choicer who violently attacked members of the pro-life group Created Equal says she plans to file a civil lawsuit for emotional distress.
According to ABC6, Anairis Carter claims that her daughter, Victoria Duran(the attacker),is being harassed after a video documenting the attack viral.
The attack began as members of Created Equal peacefully displayed abortion victim images on the street.
Duran is seen hitting Created Equal’s camera and kicking down their signs.
But Duran’s mother claims she is Autistic and that’s why she attacked the group.
Watch the video: Warning- very graphic language !!
“It irritates me that they are trying to make themselves be victims when they are hardly that if you’re a victim you don’t sensationalize it,” said Carter.
Carter says her daughter has been harassed at work. The family installed a home protection system. “On top of emotional distress all the excess things that have to do that have come out of pocket for me to be able to protect my children because of what the’ve done.” said Carter.
The pro-choice attacker was recently ordered by a court to pay restitution to pro-lifers.
Seth Drayer, one of the members who was attacked was stunned when he found out about the lawsuit, responding, “She attacked us. And now her mother is planning to sue us?”
Pro-lifers are encouraged to video their events due to the highly violent atmosphere of the pro-choice community. Pro-lifers are often attacked and the only evidence they can provide is video, oftentimes.
This blogger was also stunned to hear of this lawsuit.
I have one thing to ask this mother: if you do not want your daughter’s story to “go viral” why would you file a lawsuit and do a public TV interview and the sensationalize it ? I have an idea- how about telling your daughter to not attack or HARASS others !
A press release just released by Created Equal’s president Mark Harrington responds to the mother’s accusations:
Since the attack several accusations have been laid against Created Equal by the attacker’s mother cumulating in an appearance on Columbus TV station ABC6/FOX28 yesterday. One of the accusations was that Seth was not pushed into a city bus. Last night Created Equal released additional video to refute this accusation.
Watch the additional attack video.
Other accusations include:
Accusation #1 – Created Equal caused “emotional distress” by releasing the video.
Answer – The intentional infliction of emotional distress must meet certain criteria. The behavior must be considered extreme, dangerous, and reckless. By releasing the video, Created Equal’s intention was not to inflict emotional distress but to inform the public of the constant threat of violence we face when we conduct outreach in the public square. Because of the nature of the internet, we have no control over a video once it is posted online. Bringing a lawsuit against us for something we have no control over would be considered frivolous.
Accusation # 2 – Created Equal is accused of inciting others to harass the attacker. Reportedly, individuals acting alone contacted the attacker at her place of business and home.
Answer – CCreated Equal forgives the attacker and in no way condones people acting towards this young woman in an uncivilized manner. However, we cannot control the actions of others. Blaming peaceful pro-lifers for inappropriate actions of others is like blaming the non-violent activism of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for the violent actions of the Black Panthers.
Accusation # 3 – Created Equal never attempted to contact the attacker and did not drop the charges.
Answer – A temporary restraining order (which we did not seek) was placed on the attacker keeping us from contacting her. We communicated to the prosecutor our willingness to drop the charges if the attacker would apologize. The charges were dropped and an apology was never provided. In fact, the mother defended her pro-abortion position and wrote on our Facebook page that her daughter would never apologize (see the mother’s comments HERE).
Accusation # 4 – The attacker is autistic and incapable of controlling herself because she was repeatedly asked to take information from our interns.
Answer: Apparently, the attacker had been diagnosed 25 years ago as autistic. We understand the need for a parent to desire to protect her children; however, if she is still suffering to this extent from autism her reactions to our display show she needs to be supervised.
Finally, we are disappointed that we never got the opportunity to meet with the attacker. We had hoped to share with her that we had no ill will towards her and forgive her for the incident. Sadly that opportunity never took place. The good news is we got a tacit admission of guilt by the restitution and the young lady does not have this on her record.