Student Exhorts Pro-Lifers to be Encouraged in Face of Bullying

Caroline Wharton - 08 Dec 2021


Guest post by Camden Hardesty, a member and treasurer for Sycamores for Life at Indiana State University.

GUEST POST: Recently, the Supreme Court heard the oral arguments for Dobbs v. Jackson, one of the most instrumental cases that could possibly lead to the reversal of Roe v. Wade—and the pro-abortion supporters on the other side of the aisle are getting scared. They realize that this case could be the beginning of the end for Roe v. Wade in America. The abortion lobby is feeling the tension, and that means that throughout the coming months, the attacks on the pro-life side will be worse than ever. We’ll see pro-life persecution in many different aspects of life, but I want to focus on an aspect most of us are heavily involved with: social media.

Just in the past couple of days, I have experienced troll after troll on my social media page or when commenting on other people’s pages. These pro-abortion trolls have not been interested in conversing with me. They’d rather attack me and my beliefs personally. As an example, I recently got a long, drawn-out comment about how babies aren’t considered “fetuses” until 12 weeks of life, among other pro-abortion nonsense. At the end of all this rambling, the person added, “Stop acting like a rapist.” What? I reported the comment, but there is a real lesson to learn here for pro-lifers.

We must understand that when those who oppose you resort to insults, they have already lost the battle. The pro-life movement is winning, and it can’t be pigeonholed. The abortion lobby needs to understand that it’s not just “old, white, Christian men” who are in the pro-life movement.



Throughout this year, I have seen multiple, progressive pro-life groups, democratic pro-life groups, and even non-religious, secular groups out there, fighting for the strongly held belief that every single human being is valuable. Our pro-life activism can take us to points of discouragement and doubt, but we always should remember that we’re not alone, and we are on the right side of history.

If we are going to continue this activism, we need to continue with the encouragement by asking people how we can pray for them or just simply texting someone, “Hey, I know this journey is hard, but I sincerely believe in you and this cause.” We have a whole network of people who will love and support us, and we shouldn’t forget it. While the battle looks promising, the fight is far from over—let’s keep marching on while encouraging our fellow soldiers!

To learn about SFLA’s post-Roe strategy, click HERE. 

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