During weeks four and five of the We Don’t Need Planned Parenthood tour, SFLA was at over two dozen campuses from California to Ohio. Here are just a few highlights. Also, to learn more, go to www.wedontneedpp.com.
Local media showed Union University in Jackson, TN some love:
Some pro-abortion protesters at Ohio State University chalked around the area where our display was set up and just hung out near us the whole time:
At Colorado University-Boulder, Bethany Janzen, SFLA’s Rocky Mountain Regional Coordinator, relayed this story of the courageous SFL group on campus:
A couple weeks ago, CU Boulder Students for Life found out that Planned Parenthood was holding a rally on campus. So they decided to table and educate their peers on why We Don’t Need Planned Parenthood during the rally. When we arrived this morning, the facilities crew informed us that Planned Parenthood had accidentally set up on our table in the very front of the rally location.
After an awkward exchange, the Planned Parenthood staff moved and we set up our info on community health centers, the problems with legal abortion, and Planned Parenthood’s real plans – right in front of the rally.
During the rally (which maybe 40 students attended – a far cry from the 400 PP had planned for), we passed out a lot of cards on Planned Parenthood (I think most people thought we were with PP) and had great conversations! The campus security and police stood by to make sure that we were safe! (At least that’s what we were thinking!)
One girl wearing a Planned Parenthood pin came up to us and asked why we wanted to defund PP. We told her that we care about women and want them to get wholistic care. She walked away thanking us for being there.
A minority student said that he doesn’t like PP because of their racist and eugenist roots. He was excited to sign the letter to Congress to defund PP!
One girl and guy asked what we were about and I handed them the info cards on government funded community health centers and Planned Parenthood’s plan. “This is awesome!” the girl said.
Me: “What to sign a letter to Congress asking them to defund Planned Parenthood?”
*She signs it*
Her: “I *** LOVE Planned Parenthood!”
Me: “Well, in full disclosure we aren’t with Planned Parenthood. We’re wanting to inform people on their other options.”
Her: “That’s great!”
I’m still not sure if she realized that we weren’t with PP…
In the Midwest, Planned Parenthood managed to put together this flyer for their supporters to print out and hand out next to our display. They’ve noticed us, which is great. The flyer is inaccurate by the way.