Professor Tells Pro-Life Students to “Sit Down and Shut Up”

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Jan 24, 2018   |   6:20PM   |   Washington, DC

A New York City professor lobbed a series of hostile comments at pro-life advocates Friday as they marched for unborn babies’ rights in Washington, D.C.

Jennifer Begeal, a professor of digital storytelling at The New School in New York City, said pro-life students and other advocates at the March for Life need to “sit down and shut the f— up,” Fox News reports.

In a series of posts on Twitter, Begeal used the trending hashtag #MarchforLife to demand silence from people who think unborn babies deserve to be protected.

“If you support #MarchforLife but don’t support a woman’s right to choose, please sit down and shut up,” she wrote.

Begeal attacked pro-lifers for not supporting the Women’s March when really the opposite is true. The Women’s March kicked out pro-life feminist groups that wanted to participate.

She also blasted President Donald Trump as a “rapist, cheater and liar,” people who support abstinence education and people who do not think the government should force nuns to pay for other people’s birth control.

“If you support #MarchforLife but you aren’t a woman, please sit down and shut the f— up,” she wrote in another post.

On Wednesday afternoon, LifeNews discovered that Begeal made her Twitter profile private so only people she approves of can see her posts. However, Campus Reform took screenshots of her posts.

Her comments are another sign of the growing hostility toward pro-life advocates, especially on college campuses. Pro-life students, who attend the March for Life in huge numbers, increasingly have become targets of censorship, vandalism, threats and harassment.

Students for Life documented at least 40 incidents of vandalism alone in the past five years against its pro-life students groups. An interactive map displays the places where its clubs have been victims of vandalism.

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In the fall, vandals destroyed pro-life student displays at both Northern Kentucky University and St. Louis University. Campus Reform reported two other instances of vandalism in one week: one at the University of Florida and another at Kennesaw State University in Georgia.

In October, a professor at San Jose University also allegedly threatened to “ beat the s— out of” pro-life students who were protesting on the California campus. A university spokeswoman said they are investigating.

“Other incidences of violence against our group include: Administrators destroying chalkings at Kutztown University, vandals throwing paint on a display at Portland State University, and a display of graduation cords (to highlight ‘missing students’ who were killed by abortion) at University of Miami,” according to Students for Life.