Northern Kentucky Pro-Life Group Sees Abortion Display Vandalized Again

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 1, 2009   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Northern Kentucky Pro-Life Group Sees Abortion Display Vandalized Again

by Steven Ertelt Editor
April 23
, 2010

Highland Heights, KY ( — Students with the pro-life group at Northern Kentucky University saw their pro-life cross display vandalized again after a professor was dismissed and students charged with destroying a previous one years ago. The vandalism scandal placed a spotlight on the university in 2005.

On Wednesday morning, a pro-life cross display called the “Cemetery of the Innocents” display was vandalized.

Northern Right to Life, the pro-life student group at NKU, built the “Cemetery of Innocents” display in a high traffic area to create awareness not only to the issue of abortion but also to highlight the group’s efforts to support their community.

The group’s “Cemetery of the Innocents” featured four hundred crosses that were place in the lawn between University buildings with a sign that stated “Each cross represents 10 abortions that occur every day”.

The display was dismantled as crosses were ripped out of the ground and thrown aside by an unidentified male.

“We wanted to give our campus and our fellow students a visual to associate with how many abortions take place each and every day in America," says Theresa Beyer a member of Northern Right to Life. “The display was meant to create awareness of our group and how we are getting involved by supporting women in crisis pregnancies.”

“The vandalism is really unwarranted and shouldn’t be tolerated,” says Theresa “This is not the first time our group has dealt with something like this."

Students for Life of America Executive Director, Kristan Hawkins, said she is upset by the latest incident.

“How can a college campus, a place where all ideas and beliefs are supposedly welcome, be so hostile to a peaceful pro-life display? After seeing this type of vandalization on other college campuses over the past 4 years, I can only conclude that it is because the pro-choice side simply has no effective response to the pro-life movement. They resort to any tactic, even violence, to silence pro-life speech," she said.

Northern Right to Life has filed a report with campus police.

On April 24, 2006, a professor of NKU vandalized the display along with students and, as a consequence, the professor was forced into early retirement by the university.

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