By Reagan Nielsen, Midwest Regional Coordinator, Students for Life of America
The first stop in the Midwest for the Planned Parenthood Project, a display that exposes Planned Parenthood’s latest annual report from the 2013-2014 fiscal year, was at Lindenwood University, located in St. Charles, Missouri. Something happened there that brought me to tears and reminded me why I do what I do.
Seeing the display for the first time, students are usually shocked to learn Planned Parenthood commits 897 abortions every day and that taxpayers are funding this organization that thrives on aborting innocent babies.
At the Lindenwood campus, most students that walked by had no idea that Planned Parenthood did so many abortions – or abortions at all for that matter. The majority of students thought we were actually with Planned Parenthood. In fact one of the librarians came out to me and said, “Wow! I really support what you are doing here today. If you need copies or anything printed just let me know and I’ll take care of you.” When I said, “Oh well thanks so much! Did you get a chance to read all of the displays?” he took a closer look and turned away and marched right back inside.
A couple people said we were liars and full of s**t. Other than that it was a very mellow educational day until just about the time we were ready to pack up.
There was a group of three young women who walked by and got upset, one in particular. They decided to go sit across from us and start yelling our statistics back at us and making fun of us. We just ignored them. When a banner would fall over from a gust a wind the young woman would yell, “That’s what you get for being anti-abortion!” I started putting our tear drop display away as the wind kept knocking it over and as I was zipping up the cover for it, one girl yelled, “Hey I wanna talk to you anti-abortion person!” Lisa, the president of Lindenwood Students for Life, asked her if she had a question but the girl said she wanted to talk to me. Preparing myself to get yelled at, I took a deep breath and calmly walked over to her with a big smile on my face.
Read the rest of this post at LifeSiteNews and what shocked me when I started talking to this young woman.