Supporters of Feminist Professor Who Assaulted Teen Call Pro-Lifer a “Domestic Terrorist”

State   |   Carole Novielli   |   Apr 8, 2014   |   6:17PM   |   Santa Barbara, CA

Pro-lifers who display graphic images of aborted children are like “domestic terrorists” who invade communities and make women feel unsafe, said a UCSB student supporter of a pro-choice feminist studies professor charged with battery after an altercation with prolife demonstrators at the university, reports UCSB The College Fix.

The Santa Barbara District Attorney filed charges of grand theft, battery, and vandalism against Professor Mireille Miller-Young for violence she committed against Thrin Short, the young pro-life activist who held a peaceful outreach on the UC Santa Barbara campus on March 4th.

According to the police report, the professor found the literature and her graphic abortion sign “disturbing” and “offensive” because she teaches reproduction rights and because she is pregnant.

At that point, the report says, Miller-Young demanded the images be taken down as a crowd of students gathered, and she then grabbed a sign from a teen’s hands.

Asked if there had been a struggle, Miller-Young stated, ‘I’m stronger so I was able to take the poster,’” the report said.

The radical pro-abortion professor also claimed that she set a good example when she attempted to incite students to violence and initiated the theft of the pro-life activist’s sign.


But instead of condemning the use of violence against the pro-life teen, pro-choicers on campus are rallying support of the professor.

“They are domestic terrorists, because the definition of a terrorist is someone who terrorizes,” said UCSB sophomore Katherine Wehler, a theater and feminist studies major, who has taken a class taught by Miller-Young.


Wehler believes that there should have been “trigger warnings” for the abortion images the pro-life activists presented in the free-speech zone.


Prochoice students have also uploaded a video of the event on YouTube saying that Miller-Young was defending students against “anti-choice activists.”


A move to have Miller-Young fired has also been launched. The Facebook page: Fire Mireille Miller-Young has uploaded a petition which reads in part, “This is about someone who violated the law in several ways, disregarded the idea of freedom of speech, and tarnished the image of the UCSB.”


Mark Crutcher, president of Life Dynamics, Inc. a national pro-life organization located in Denton, Texas, has also called for the professor who attacked the pro-life teen, to be fired.

On his monthly pro-life TV show, Life Talk, Crutcher, asked how parents can send their kids to UCSB where this professor remains employed after allegedly committing an act of assault on a 16 year-old teen, “What is wrong with the parents and the students themselves…paying all this money to go to an institution that would have a woman like this on staff?”

Crutcher then asks why the professor, Mireille Miller-Young, was not fired, calling her continued employment “bad judgment” on the part of UCSB, “Why wasn’t she fired? If I had a kid going there, first off I am going to call the school and say, you’re not getting another nickel from me as long as this woman’s on staff. Because, it indicates bad judgment on your part.”

Crutcher was outraged that UCSB has allowed Miller-Young to remain on staff despite her admitting to police that she “set a good example for her students” in stealing another person’s property.

Crutcher told his audience, that if he had a child in attendance at UCSB he would remove his financial support from the school immediately.

Crutcher said that if he were a parent, he would tell the school,  “You’re judgment is so poor that this woman can admit that she did this thing and then come out and say I had the right to do it? And you’re going to keep her on staff, and you’re going to let her try to mold young minds? Not with my money, you’re not. Why are students still going there and why are parents still paying for it? That’s the part I don’t understand.”

Friday, Professor Miller-Young pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor battery and other charges related to the assault.  Miller-Young faces charges of theft from a person, battery and vandalism, she will next appear in court May 1 for a readiness-and-settlement hearing.

You can watch Crutcher’s full interview with Thrin Short, the victim in this case on his April Life Talk show, .