by Steven Ertelt
May 3, 2006
Bellingham, WA (LifeNews.com) — A wave of pro-abortion vandalism is spreading across the nation as pro-abortion students, and one professor, have been responsible for destroying pro-life displays at colleges including Harvard, Princeton, and Northern Kentucky University. Western Washington University is the latest to see violence and a pro-abortion student has been arrested.
The WWU student did $2,700 worth of damages on Tuesday to a pro-life display set up on campus.
David Janus Zhang, who is 21, jumped over a fence surrounding the display to destroy it.
Dave Doughty, assistant chief of the Western Washington University Police Department, told the Bellingham Herald that Zhang then “went on a rampage" tearing and destroying the elaborate display of posters and billboards.
The newspaper reported that Zhang was eventually arrested in Sehome Arboretum and was booked into Whatcom County Jail on charges of malicious mischief and disorderly conduct.
The display was slated to be set up on what the college calls "Red Square" through the end of Wednesday and is sponsored by the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform, a pro-life group.
Late last month, abortion advocates destroyed a pro-life display pro-life students at Princeton University set up.
Members of Princeton Pro-Life set up a pro-life flag display in front of Frist Campus Center to remember the 347 students that the group estimates are not attending Princeton this year because of abortion.
The pink and blue flags the group used to represent the men and women who are not a part of this year’s freshman class were destroyed and abortion advocates replaced them with coat hangers, a pro-abortion symbol used to claim women will die form illegal abortions if it is prohibited.
The sign in front of the display explaining its significance had been trampled and abortion advocates taped computer printouts over it with the message "support smaller class sizes: support abortion" and "347 rusty coat hangers were saved from mangling and mutilation."
That incident came just weeks after one at Northern Kentucky where British literature professor Dr. Sally Jacobsen led several pro-abortion students in trashing a pro-life display of crosses to memorialize the deaths of babies from abortion.
Jacobsen was caught on camera by the student newspaper there and NKU officials have placed her on leave and other professors have taken over her classes for the remainder of the year. She will resign following the completion of the semester.
Both Jacobsen and six of the pro-abortion students involved have been charged with misdemeanors.
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