When will Fresno State pro-choicers learn that they cannot vandalize chalkings of the Students for Life group on campus? After all, you would think a lawsuit that cost a professor $28,000 (though his union paid for it, of course) and caused bad publicity for the university would warn students not to erase pro-life chalkings. Alas, no.
On Wednesday, May 1st, the Students for Life group chalked several pro-life sayings, including, “Pro-Woman, Pro-Life”, “Viability Begins at 22 Weeks”, and a phone number for free assistance with a pregnancy. Oddly, one of the chalkings the students destroyed noted that abortion is legal throughout all 9 months of pregnancy.
Bernadette Tasy, the leader of the Fresno State Students for Life group noted, “Unfortunately there is still a rampant problem of hostility towards the free-speech rights of pro-life students on this campus. The university would do well to remind all students, faculty, and staff, that free-speech rights exists for all people.
Tasy recently attended President Trump’s free-speech executive order signing ceremony several weeks ago, and is also the successful plaintiff in a lawsuit against Professor Gregory Thatcher, a professor at Fresno State University.
Commenting on the rise of vandalism on college campuses, SFLA President Kristan Hawkins recently commented, “With the pro-abortion fringe turning to violence, students speaking up for mothers and their pre-born infants face real opposition to the simple truth that we want to love them both. But we won’t be silenced. I’m proud of the commitment of our student leaders who take time away from their studies and all the activities available to them on high school, college and university campuses to speak for the least of these.”
At Fox News , Hawkins recently detailed why it was crucial for students’ rights to be protected, in opinion piece headlined, “If we lose free speech on college and university campuses, we lose America.”
She wrote: “The criminalization of free speech on college and university campuses has reached epidemic proportions as simply expressing a point of view that runs counter to academic conventional wisdom can lead to ostracization and loss of basic freedoms.”
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