Canadian abortion activist Jordan Hunt, who was caught on video roundhouse kicking a pro-life woman last year, has been sentenced to 8 months probation.
During last week’s court hearing, Hunt was additionally barred from being within 100 meters of pro-life rallies after being charged with eight counts of assault and seven counts of mischief.
Hunt expressed regret for his actions in a statement to the court.
“Everyone should have the right to be without fear when they act on their beliefs. I sincerely regret that I chose such a poor way of expressing myself,” Hunt said.
A video of the incident that went viral in October showed a Hunt, then a stylist at a hair salon, roundhouse kicking Campaign Life Coalition Youth Coordinator Marie-Claire Bissonnette as she recorded her conversation with him.
“The police report alleges that Hunt approached the group, vandalizing their signs before being approached by Bissonnette,” Newsweek reported.
“Video of the interaction shows the moment Hunt prepares to launch the kick. He can be heard afterward saying he meant to kick Bissonnette’s phone. Bissonnette can be heard yelling for people to call the police.”