NKU Vandalism Update
Update from the president of Northern Right to Life at Northern Kentucky University:
Northern Right to Life at NKU has had a very eventful week! On Monday morning we set up a display that consisted of baby clothes hanging on a line, with a red “X” taped onto every fourth outfit to symbolize that every fourth baby is killed by abortion. The display was accompanied by a sign explaining this, and included a citation to the Guttmacher Institute.
The display was torn down twice within two days of being up. Because of this, some members of NRTL decided to take shifts hiding outside at night to watch the display. On Wednesday night nothing happened, but on Friday morning around 1 am, four young men showed up and proceeded to cut down the clothesline and throw the onesies – which are to be donated to needy children in the area – into the trash. Thankfully, two dedicated pro-lifers were there to respond. While one called the police, the other took a picture of our vandals. When the perps realized that they had been seen, they started running. Too bad for them, one of the students guarding the display is in great shape and was able to chase them half way across the campus (Yelling “Run you cowaaarrrds”). Thankfully it didn’t take long for the campus police to respond, and our vandals were caught. The vandals have since been charged with Criminal Mischief. Though the vandals don’t think they deserve to be faced with consequences, we at NRTL believe that it’s important for people to understand that they cannot just rip down a display simply because they disagree with it’s message.
As far as we know, these are not the same vandals who pulled down the clothes on the first two nights – though the joke is really on them. They were trying to silence our message, but all they really did was start a buzz on campus about the issues of abortion and free speech.
By the way, our onesies were fished out of the trash by the police and are being held as evidence for now, but our group is still collecting donations of baby clothes and diapers for needy children. If you are interested in helping us, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
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