Another pro-life college campus display was vandalized last week.
On Wednesday, Oct. 26, pro-life students at Northern Kentucky University discovered that their display of crosses representing babies lost to abortion had been destroyed, the student newspaper The Northerner reports.
Cecilia Knox, vice president of Northern Right to Life, said the club members put up 260 white crosses in the grass beside the Student Union Plaza and signs that read, “Each cross represents 10 babies that die by abortion each day.”
Knox said her friend Michael Bailey was the one who called to tell her that the display had been vandalized.
“First he sent me a picture of the crosses, and they were all knocked down and the signs were gone,” Knox said. “He said ‘Oh, I’m so sorry this happened. My friend and I put the signs back, but I’ll come meet you, where are you? I have the big sign that they tore.’”
Bailey told the newspaper that he tried to fix the display after he noticed the vandalism, and Knox added that they had worked very hard to put up the display.
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“People always talk about, ‘Please respect other people’s beliefs,’ and I don’t know, it’s scary,” Knox said. “Clearly [they] do not respect others’ beliefs by vandalizing property. I was taken aback.”
According to the report, vandals also destroyed the pro-life club’s display in 2013.
Vandalism and violence against pro-lifers have become growing problems across the U.S. In April, LifeNews reported a pro-life billboard with the smiling face of a baby girl was vandalized in San Francisco. Pro-life billboards are vandalized frequently.
In another case, a pro-life club at the University of California Davis was targeted in March when its members set up a poll table asking about late-term abortions. One abortion activist allegedly harassed the pro-life students and threw their materials on the ground.
In April, the Students for Life group at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas also had its cross display vandalized. The students set up almost 3,000 crosses to memorialize the number of babies who will be aborted each day. Just a few hours later, vandals tore down all the crosses and signs in the middle of the night, according to Students for Life.