College Democrats At Lutheran University Pour Water On Pro-Life Messages:Support women's health by putting female students in danger orsomething.
There are a set of rules and standards for student groups at Augustana University in South Dakota, a Lutheran university. There are even administrators and professional staff who are charged with enforcing them. But the Augustana College Democrats decided it was best they form a group to destroy pro-life messages that Augustana College Republicans chalked on the ground in partnership with Life Runners, a local pro-life group with many student members.
Worse, they created a hazardous situation on campus by pouring water over sidewalks in the freezing state of South Dakota. Ironically, to protest what they see as attacks on women's health, the College Democrats actually endangered women's lives by pouring water on campus and creating an ice rink on the sidewalks.
On Wednesday, November 7th, College Republicans and Life Runners chalked pro-life messages on campus. The group started chalking between 7PM to 830 PM and then by 10 PM saw the chalkings had been destroyed.
According to one source, "Multiple witnesses reported seeing President Hunter Lipinski [of College Democrats] and Treasurer Caleb Timmerman participating - not to mention video evidence from surveillance cameras and social media. Cups bearing their logo were also used to dump the water, and it has been said that a call to arms was issued by Lipinski. Lipinski denied being involved, however."
In the student newspaper, Lipinski denied involvement but said he was okay with the vandalism; "It’s chalk, but it’s really a message sent across campus. It’s not the place for it, and having all of them removed—I mean, I don’t see it as being a terrible idea.” In other words, he "didn't do it," but thinks it was pretty neat. He and the rest of the chalk washers across the country should have a big 'ol meetup. Planned Parenthood would probably provide the refreshments.
A college campus "isn't the place" for exchanging ideas and dialoguing about them? Interesting.
Multiple people reported falling or slipping, according to the campus safety logs.
Elizabeth Hill, Midwest Regional Coordinator for Students for Life of America noted, “College Republicans and all pro-life students should feel comfortable sharing their views on campus, and colleges must act to ensure that the free-speech rights of all students are protected.”
You can read more about the incident here.
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