UCLA treats post-abortive women differently than it treats ANTIFA members. At least, that’s what pro-life students at UCLA found out on Thursday, January 31st when they went to protest Planned Parenthood President Leana Wen’s talk on campus. The speech, called, “The Role of Advocacy in the Medical Profession” was hosted at the David Geffen School of Medicine.
Several members of UCLA and the surrounding community were on hand to attend the speech including Catherine Contreras of Vox Vitae and Nina Rose of Life Source. But included in that group included Irene Zamorano of the post-abortive group Silent No More who was there silently protesting. According to Contreras’ account of the event, “There were at least 9 security officers or security staff on hand. What struck the most was the stark contrast between Kristan’s talk vs Wen’s talk. At Lies Feminists Tell, protesters had drums, were yelling, etc., and were never asked to leave. They remained outside banging their instruments the whole time. At Wen’s talk, these three women were silently protesting while she was speaking. When security (law or UCLA, undistinguished) saw they had posters, they were asked to move aside and told they were not allowed to go past a certain point and security threatened to call the police if they did not leave. The UCLA staffer did not even allow the women to go through the elevator to get to their car in the parking garage. They were forced to go through the parking garage entrance, which was unsafe.”
In other words, pro-lifers were silently standing outside a glass wall and in no way interrupting the speech. Yet, security harassed them and kicked them out for simply being there and not being pro-choice.
This is not the first time Planned Parenthood has had students removed from public events on campus. Last Spring, a Penn State student was barred from attending a Planned Parenthood event held on campus. In the Fall, several students were barred from attending a public event at Ohio State University with former Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards.