Retirement-Age Pro-Life Protester Attacked, Hospitalized

Eileen Warburton and Father Michael Orsi talk about a fight that occurred outside Planned Parenthood in Naples on Monday. Charges will not be filed. (Liz Freeman/Naples Daily News, photo)

Naples Daily News – The weekly anti-abortion protest outside Planned Parenthood Naples Health Center turned violent Monday when a protester was hit several times, according to witnesses. The victim, Joe Alger, 65, of Marco Island, was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital for his injuries. Contacted later, Alger said he was not going to press charges.

“It’s a painful situation, and I’m not going to make it any worse,” Alger said. A man fitting witnesses’ description of the attacker was later escorted by a sheriff’s deputy from the clinic, … in North Naples, into the back seat of a patrol car. He was not in handcuffs.

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