This week, at Eastern Michigan University, a pro-life display exposing the truth about Planned Parenthood was vandalized as pro-abortion students stole and destroyed crosses meant to memorialize babies killed by abortion.
Kristan Hawkins, the president of Students for Life of America, provided LifeNews with more details:
“Today, we are off to another Michigan campus but our team in Virginia is having to scramble and make replacement crosses and send new postcards to Michigan,” Hawkins told LifeNews. “As I mentioned in my email on Monday, our display is getting a lot of attention on campus with our 915 pink crosses representing the number of babies Planned Parenthood kills each day and banners showing Planned Parenthood’s own Annual Report numbers about how they are making money and preying off of young men and women in crisis.”
“They don’t want the truth to get out, which is why yesterday protestors at Eastern Michigan called us liars, screamed at us, and tried to pass out free condoms to divert students’ attention away from our display so they couldn’t learn the truth,” she said. “We know Planned Parenthood is on to what we are doing, and we expect from here on out to have many more protesters at our display as we are hitting them where it hurts…their pocketbooks…by simply showing this generation the truth.”
The vandalism came in response to a national tour of college campuses Students for Life is doing. Hawkins talked more about the tour and what is happening on it:
You see, last week was a whirlwind – we were in Colorado, New Mexico, and New York! And the verdict is in – our Planned Parenthood Project is making waves on campuses and causing student think about abortion and the abortion industry’s Goliath in a way never done before.
Our first day on campus last week, at Colorado State University, our Regional Coordinator caught a conversation between two “pro-abortion” students on film and it was shocking. In the video a young man says he’s not “pro-choice” but “pro-abortion” and that ‘”we need to start convincing women to have more abortion
Then hours before our second day on campus began, a private, Christian school tried to back out of hosting the display, saying it was too conversional to bring up “Planned Parenthood” on their Catholic campus!! Thankfully, our Regional Coordinator, Lauren, who is an alma mater of the school was able to work with the campus administration on a last-minute compromise to allow our display.
I could hardly believe it.
However…while some of our team was at the University of New Mexico on Friday getting cursed at for our truth display, our team at University of Buffalo experienced something we didn’t expect. Instead of being cursed and spat at, we actually had ‘pro-choice’ students approach our team and say that the Planned Parenthood Project was the “best pro-life argument they have ever heard!”
Let me repeat that, “pro-choice” students saw our Planned Parenthood Display and said they were shocked at what we were telling them, that Planned Parenthood is using women for profit, and that our display was the best pro-life argument they have ever heard!
Last week was tough and we expect this week to be even tougher as we know Planned Parenthood has a strong foothold in the state of Michigan. However, we are planting the seeds of truth, and our team is filled with hope for the prospect of what is yet to come in these next 7 weeks!
We are beginning to turn the tide of this generation’s view of Planned Parenthood! And this is what must happen if we are going to abolish abortion in our lifetime – we have to show this generation that the abortion industry is just that “an industry” that is making money off of them. That abortion isn’t about helping women or guaranteeing them “their rights.”