TCNJ Students for Life are passionate about defending their pro-life views and educating others about life issues, like abortion. Even more so, they are courageous. This group has time and time again persevered on a campus particularly hostile to pro-life views and demonstrations.
Last Spring, TCNJ Students for Life were shocked to find that their Graveyard for the Unborn had been vandalized. This display featured signs representing the victims of abortion in an effort to educate and activate their campus to defend the lives of the preborn and better support women in unplanned pregnancies. Despite the backlash, the group chose to once again host this display this Spring.
On March 26th, the students reported that again the Graveyard had been attacked. Their Graveyard signs were ripped up and thrown in the trash.
A few weeks later , TCNJ Students for Life student leader, Lea Fuscaldo, reported that yet another display was attacked. On April 18th, the group’s “Choose Life” banner had been ripped from the ground and stomped on.
One may wonder what would cause such disrespect to a student group’s display. Was the sign graphic? Was it disturbing? Was it offensive? No. It was simply a life-affirming sign showing a mother and her baby.
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In response to these incidents, TCNJ Students for Life has reported the vandalism to Student Activities’ Event Coordinator and their group adviser. They are also filing a report with campus police. The students have chosen to address their peers by posting flyers around campus defending their right to free speech and proudly proclaiming that they are available to “help anybody with any life struggle.”
Our Students for Life of America team applauds their efforts to stand strong on campus, and we are proud to work alongside TCNJ Students for Life. TCNJ Students for Life has been the center of attacks for two years now, and yet they continue to push forward. Even as a small group, they are making waves on their campus.
TCNJ Students for Life encourages other groups to build “support within their own organization.” It is so important to develop strong relationships within your group and to find strength in the support of the thousands of pro-lifers around you. If your student group is facing controversy on your campus, you are not alone. There are over 840 active pro-life student groups that are standing up with you! We are the PRO-LIFE GENERATION. We will not be intimidated. We will not be silenced. And ultimately, we will abolish abortion.