On May 21, 2019, around 2:00PM, Students for Life in Washington were doing our spring tour display, Planned Parenthood Truth, at Whatcom Community College. Now that abortion supporters nationwide think it’s acceptable to vandalize our things and treat us like garbage, our field staff have been dealing with some interesting encounters.
Fortunately, our Washington Regional Coordinator, Katie Lodjic, and our Student Spokesperson, Autumn Lindsey, got this one on video. The girls were setting up the pro-life display in front of Heiner Hall and getting ready to have conversations with passing students when a male showed up and started pulling the display out of the ground like he owned the place.
WATCH the video:
What was your favorite part? Ours is when he gets busted by university staff and, like a child, has to walk back and return what he’s taken. Act like a child, get treated like a child. And, as usual, irony is completely lost on the pro-abortion movement. How (male) abortion supporters tell themselves that they’re “pro-woman” then turn around and harass pro-life women is beyond us. He’s nothing but rude, condescending, & intolerant to Katie and Autumn.
“At one point, we asked the guy, ‘Do you believe in free speech?’ And he responded, ‘Not for you guys.’ Even though this type of bullying is getting pretty common, it still takes me off guard that some people have the audacity to steal our stuff right in front of us,” said Katie. “For all their talk of ‘open-mindedness’… they really need to practice what they preach.”
If you’re a pro-life student who has found yourself in a similar situation, take note! Be firm but polite and document your encounter. It is not acceptable for pro-choice students to treat you poorly because they disagree with you. If you need help with a vandalization or similar, don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected]. We’re happy to help!