When campus abortion activists heard that the University of California Davis’s Students for Life group was planning an event, they organized a protest and set up a “safe space” for students who felt offended by the pro-life message.
Campus Reform reports on the day of the event, the pro-lifers were the ones who needed a safe space to go after abortion activists bullied them and threw their materials on the ground.
The pro-life club’s event consisted of a table with a poll question asking students whether late-term abortions should be legal. According to the report, the pro-life students also were handing out literature.
The university’s Women’s Resource and Research Center reportedly recruited pro-abortion student volunteers to hold warning signs and hand out “Report Hate and Bias” materials around the pro-lifers’ display.
According to the report:
In addition, WRRC volunteers were recruited to “provide umbrella escorts for community members” who did not want to stand in the sun while protesting.
According to the group’s Facebook page, the event was organized in collaboration “with the CRRC’s, including the LGBTQIARC and Center for Student Involvement.” Even though the Center for Student Involvement claims to “help groups operate successfully on campus and to support the education experience which organizations provide for student members,” it allegedly partnered exclusively with a pro-choice group rather than a pro-life group.
The group also posted a document to its Facebook page calling for “support during anti-choice/anti-abortion demonstrations.”
During the event, some of the pro-abortion students appeared to be harassing the pro-life students, according to the report. Someone recorded a video showing one female pro-abortion student throwing pro-life materials to the ground and being cheered on by her fellow pro-abortion students.
“I’m not sorry, I’m not sorry!” she said, walking away.
While a campus police officer later talked to the female student, she was not disciplined for her actions, the report states.
Student pro-life groups have faced harassment and vandalism in the past. In 2014, a pro-abortion feminist studies professor at the University of California Santa Barbara was punished for attacking a young pro-life activists, stealing and destroying her sign and encouraging a group of students to violence, LifeNews reported. The professor later was fined and sentenced to three years probation and anger management for the assault.
Earlier this mont, pro-life students at Arizona State University reported that their pro-life chalk display had been vandalized when someone wrote “Everyone deserves 2 kill their unborn child.”