Students at a Christian university in Ohio called their pro-life peers “terrorists” in a recent attempt to shut down a new student pro-life club on campus.
One News Now reports the matter involves pro-life and pro-abortion students at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio, a private school whose motto is “Christ and the Church.”
Prior to the coronavirus shutdowns, the Case Western Undergraduate Student Government approved the formation of a new Students for Life club on campus, according to the report.
But soon afterward, a group of pro-abortion students began a petition to get the pro-life group kicked off of campus. The petition claims the pro-life students would create a “hostile environment” on campus and labels them as terrorists.
“Protesting or holding ‘peaceful vigils’ outside of care [abortion] providers is tantamount to medical terrorism,” the petition reads.
“To be called ‘terrorist’ and ‘violent’ is disturbing and obviously false,” Matt Lamb of Students for Life told One News Now.
Undeterred by the opposition, the pro-life students with Case Western Students for Life plan to continue their life-saving work when they go back to school. Students for Life said the Case Western student government and the administration appear to be sympathetic and supportive of the pro-life student group.
Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, expressed outrage at the attack.
“It is unbelievable that pro-choice students would call peaceful pro-lifers ‘terrorists’ because we pray and sidewalk counsel outside of abortion facilities,” Hawkins said in a statement. “The pro-life generation and the pro-life movement is one of peace; we, after all, work every day to end the violence of abortion. It is the incendiary language from pro-choicers that leads to violence and hatred against pro-lifers.”
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The pro-life organization and LifeNews have been keeping track of violence against pro-lifers on campus and across the world. In 2019, LifeNews.com recorded more than 100 reports of assault, vandalism, harassment and other incidents targeting pro-life advocates.
Here is the list of reports from 2020:
Canada – Pro-Life Billboard Smeared with Paint by Vandals near Kelowna (CastaNet)
Germany – Pregnancy Center Vandalized, Windows Smashed (Pregnancy Help News)
Oregon – Vandals Destroy “Pro-Trump. Pro-Life” Campaign Sign in Man’s Yard (Washington Times)
Texas – Pro-life Christian Threatened with Gun outside Fort Worth Abortion Facility (Fort Worth Star Telegram)
Texas – Abortion Worker Gives Pro-Lifer Bag of Vomit from Sick Woman During Coronavirus Outbreak (Operation Rescue)
Washington, D.C. – Video: Abortion Activist Threatens to Pepperspray Pro-Life Advocates at Georgetown (TFP Student Action)
Washington state – Video: Students Vandalize Pro-Life Chalk Display at Western Washington University (Students for Life)
California – Hundreds of Pro-Life Fliers Stolen at Cal-Poly ahead of Pro-Life Speaker’s Talk (Students for Life)
Ohio – Video: Mom Threatens to Shoot Pro-Life Advocate on Sidewalk (Created Equal)
New Hampshire – Man Arrested after Allegedly Assaulting 15-Year-Old Trump Supporter (Townhall)
California – Bernie Sanders Supporter Allegedly Vandalizes, Tries to Set Fire to GOP Office (KRCR News)
Indiana – Pro-Life Ads Vandalized in South Bend, Second Time in 3 Months (Pregnancy Help News)
Washington, D.C. – Video: Student Swipes Pro-Life Sign from Daily Caller Reporter’s Hands
Washington, D.C. – Abortion Activist Threatens to Slit Pro-Life Student’s Throat at March for Life (Students for Life)
Guam – ‘Protect Unborn Babies’ Display Vandalized at Catholic Church (KUAM News)