An unidentified male motorist in Cedar Rapids, Iowa intentionally rammed into several women on Friday night as abortion rights defenders peacefully protested the right-wing U.S. Supreme Court\u0026#039;s overturning\u0026nbsp;of\u0026nbsp;Roe v. Wade.\r\n\r\n\u0022It makes me feel like the pro-life movement is a complete lie if, in order to be against people who are protesting for abortion rights, you try to murder them in my street.\u0022\r\n\r\nThe driver of a Ford truck maneuvered around multiple cars at a red light and drove through the tail end of\u0026nbsp;a group of demonstrators who were crossing a street downtown, running over one woman\u0026#039;s ankle and sending her to the hospital, witnesses told HuffPost.\r\n\r\n\u0022He tried to murder them,\u0022 said Lyz Lenz, a local journalist and witness to the attack. \u0022These women see him coming and a bunch of people put their hands out to stop him. And he just keeps going.\u0022\r\n\r\nVideo footage recorded by Linn County Supervisor Stacey Walker shows several women standing in front of the truck with outstretched arms, trying to persuade the driver to stop. But the motorist keeps plowing forward, knocking down and injuring several of them.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nAlexis Russell, who can be seen reaching into the driver\u0026#039;s side window in an attempt to steer him away from other protestors, told HuffPost\u0026nbsp;that he \u0022grabbed my sign and ripped it, and I fell, and he proceeded to run over one of the girls.\u0022\r\n\r\nAlthough the Cedar Rapids police\u0026nbsp;reportedly\u0026nbsp;interviewed the driver Friday night, no arrests were made.\r\n\r\nIowa is one of three states that have enacted\u0026nbsp;laws shielding motorists who run over protestors from liability under certain circumstances.\r\n\r\nThe bill that Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds signed into law last June grants a driver \u0022who is exercising due care\u0022 immunity from civil lawsuits for injuring someone \u0022who is participating in a protest, demonstration, riot, or unlawful assembly or who is engaging in disorderly conduct and is blocking traffic in a public street.\u0022\r\n\r\nSimilar bills have been\u0026nbsp;introduced in more than a dozen other states since 2017.\r\n\r\nAccording to HuffPost, \u0022Several witnesses argued that the attack was motivated by anger over the protest,\u0022 one of many that erupted nationwide after the high court\u0026#039;s reactionary majority eliminated the constitutional right to abortion,\u0026nbsp;immediately harming\u0026nbsp;pregnant people in Republican-controlled states with \u0022trigger bans\u0022 and endangering many more elsewhere.\r\n\r\nMolly Monk, a witness, told the outlet that the driver went \u0022out of his way to hit protesters in the street who had very visible, very clear signs that they were pro-choice.\u0022\r\n\r\n\u0022It makes me feel like the pro-life movement is a complete lie if, in order to be against people who are protesting for abortion rights, you try to murder them in my street, in my neighborhood,\u0022 said Monk. \u0022It makes me very, very sad, very hurt, and very angry that this is what people think pro-life means.\u0022\r\n\r\nThe anti-abortion movement has an extensive\u0026nbsp;history of violence.\r\n\r\nOver the past 43 years, anti-abortion extremists have committed at least 11 murders, attempted over two dozen more, issued almost 1,000 threats of harm or death, and been involved in 614 stalking incidents and four kidnappings,\u0026nbsp;according to the National Abortion Federation. They have also bombed more than 40 abortion clinics, set fire to nearly 200, and made roughly 670 bomb threats.