Pro-Life Cross Display Vandalized at Slippery Rock University

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Apr 17, 2013   |   11:35AM   |   Harrisburg, PA

Abortion advocates apparently vandalized a pro-life cross display at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania.

When pro-life groups set up such memorials to remember the number of babies who have been victimized by abortions, they frequently become targets of vandalism by students who are apparently in favor of abortion but too closed-minded to be tolerant of the pro-life message.

Campus Reform has more information on what happened:

Photos of the incident show dozens of crosses flung about the area with a few turned upside down and a pro-choice banner stuck into the ground around the destroyed display.

The event, named the “Cemetery of the Innocents,” was put on by a pro-life student group Pro-Life Slippery Rock. Each cross set up represented a certain number of abortions which occurred in the U.S. during the previous year.

Boyd Jones, a member of the student group, Pro-Life Slippery Rock, said it was clear that the crosses were removed and that they were not just blown away by the wind.

“You could tell that people picked them up and threw them around and a couple crosses were turned upside down and put in the ground… you could tell people had a purpose that they had a purpose when they came to do it,” she told Campus Reform.

A pro-choice poster was also placed near the cross display after the vandalism was discovered last Tuesday.



Kyla Jones, Vice President of Pro-Life Slippery Rock and no relation to Boyd, said that the vandals showed a clear lack of respect for debate and free expression on the Slippery Rock campus.

“A lot of people say that they respect everyone, except the people they disagree with. We’ve been seeing that a lot today when he hand out flyers and people are disrespectful to us, they throw them away, they yell things, and call us names,” he said.