The 12 Days of... Weird Stuff Happening to SFLA:
On the first day of Christmas, the anti-fascists came for me.
In Spring 2018, SFLA President Kristan Hawkins spoke at several California universities. ANTIFA showed up to several locations, including Cal State-Los Angeles. But, though their sign said they were protesting Kristan, the protester kept talking about protesting “Kathleen Harris.” He knew he was angry, he just didn’t know why, I guess. Watch below:
On the second day of Christmas, a pro-choice girl came for my stuff.
At the University of Mary Washington in Virginia, a girl came up and grabbed a big stack of SFLA info cards. She then proceeded to throw them away. Virginias Regional Coordinator Lori Cascio decided to chase her down. The girl said the cards were for the public to take, so she “took some and did what [she] wanted with them.” See Lori’s video:
On the third day of Christmas, we dodged a cigarette.
Liana Hollendonner, SFLA’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Coordinator, was visiting Temple University with the tour display and had a smoking student flick a lit cigarette at them. Bonus story from Liana: when she was in Ohio with Kristan Hawkins at Baldwin Wallace University, they talked to a guy (who was laughing the entire time) who said that the “human race has run its course. If I was a fetus, I’d want to be aborted. We should treat chickens better than people.”
On the fourth day of Christmas, excuse me come again?
Our Regional Coordinator for the Capital Area, Stephanie Schmitt, took a little field trip out of her region to do outreach at Indiana University. There, she encountered a couple who said they just had a child a few months ago and it “affirmed their pro-choice beliefs.” Ouch.
On the fifth day of Christmas, they “changed their policy.”
Reagan Barklage is SFLA’s Western Regional Director. The last time she brought a display to campus in her home state of Missouri, the school conveniently changed their policy the day the group submitted their event application regarding what size the banners could be. Administrators claimed that it was because “they could be used as weapons.” The timing seemed a bit too coincidental, so SFLA refused to take down the banners. So... school security watched them all day. You know, just in case.
On the sixth day of Christmas, this creeper handed me...
… a homemade flyer about late-term abortion. Midwest Regional Coordinator Elizabeth Hill was doing outreach on campus when an off-putting man with bright yellow hair started calling Elizabeth and her students liars and handing out his flyers. Click here for a bonus weird story about a man yelling at Elizabeth, saying she has fewer rights than a cadaver.
(At Right: Unenthused SFLA student who received creepy flyer, which reads, “Fact: Late term abortions don’t happen unless medically necessary. Stop lying. You’re only hurting rape victims and dying people.”)
On the seventh day of Christmas, a weirdo followed me.
During a stop with the They Feel Pain tour at the University of Wisconsin, Northern Regional Coordinator Noah Maldonado had an unsettling encounter. A sullen guy in a wacky outfit showed up, pulled his laptop out, and followed Noah around with it playing bizarre, off-putting music that sounded like it was from a kids’ cartoon (or maybe a scary movie?). Oh, and he would mutter a weird pro-abortion comment every five to ten minutes.
On the eighth day of Christmas, a man said he’d choose hell.
It’s always special when old men yell at our young female team members. An old man at the University of Wyoming yelled at Rocky Mountain Regional Coordinator Christina Coffman, saying if Christina “is going to heaven, [he] doesn’t want anything to do with it.” [He’d] rather go to Hell. On that same day, she also talked to plenty of students who were down for infanticide and even one person who argued that “birds are equal to people.”
On the ninth day of Christmas, pro-choice Santa Claus squared up.
In the spirit of the season, we recall the time this year when an old Santa Claus-looking man (complete with long white beard) approached Rocky Mountain Regional Coordinator Christina Coffman. He proceeded to yell largely incoherent, radical pro-abortion slurs at her and the accompanying students. Not very jolly.
On the tenth day of Christmas, beware the fast food conspiracy.
Sarah Zarr, our Texas Regional Coordinator, had an on-campus encounter with a philosophy major who said “fast food chains are as bad as abortion because they’re killing people with obesity.” And also that the government was behind it. Well, being federally-backed is one thing abortion and fast food conspiracy theories have in common.
On the eleventh day of Christmas, he needs to check his eyes.
Camille Cisneros works with pro-life students in California and Arizona. While on campus with a diverse, all-female, pro-life student group, someone walked by and yelled that we [pro-life people] “were all old white men.” We repeat – he yelled at a group of young diverse women that they were old white men.
On the twelfth day of Christmas, he said we’re worse than trees.
Northwest Regional Coordinator Katie Lodjic says that people in her region often want to talk about abortion and euthanasia combined, given state they’re in (Washington). This semester, she had a conversation with someone who thinks it’s okay to kill literally anyone. He made the argument that “trees are more valuable than humans because they live longer than people.”
And a partridge in a pear tree.