A few weeks ago at Winona State University in Minnesota, the pro-life student group, Warriors for Life, chalked life-affirming and anti-abortion messages on campus for Pro-Life Chalk Day. Then, pro-abortion students’ minds exploded, and they did everything they could to condemn Warriors for Life for speaking out… including defacing their work in every way possible.
Pro-choice students made videos of how they are planning to disrupt the pro-life group’s meetings and draw “d**ks” all over campus. Also, Lauren Fischer (above) went to the Dean of Students and he gave her a copy of a book on free speech (which is pretty hilarious).
A pro-life member of Warriors for Life reflected:
“The Warriors for Life at Winona State University participated in the National Pro-Life Generation Sidewalk Chalk Day. We had to move the day from Tuesday 10/22 to Thursday 10/24 because of rain. We went out the night before and chalked positive pro-life messages all across our campus. Later that evening, I was walking across campus and witnessed two girls at 11:15 pm already destroying our messages.
I went over to talk to them and they told me they did not realize we were a group on campus and allowed to chalk. They later told me that they asked their RA if they could destroy the messages, and he actually encouraged them, saying, “You do you. That would be awesome.” I called security at that point to get the incident documented.
By about 11:00 am the next day, kids were just about finished destroying everything we had created. They were pouring water on it, smudging it, and drawing x’s over it. I talked with a group of girls as to why they thought it was okay to erase our words, and she said they were ‘disrespectful.’ I think she was afraid of the facts. Throughout the whole day, we ran into more kids defacing our life-affirming messages. One boy even spit on our chalking.
At this point, not only were our messages erased, but vulgar and hateful pro-choice speech was now scrawled all over the campus sidewalks. The messages these vandals wrote didn’t even follow our campus’s chalking policy. It is sad to also say the university still has not taken down their messages even though in the policy it states it has to come down within 24 hours. I guess that speaks on who the school supports (or who they’re afraid of). It is sad that a campus that considers itself “diverse” and “inclusive” is unaccepting of those who have different beliefs.”
Oh, But It Keeps Getting Worse
This case of harassment is just about as bad as we’ve seen. And it just keeps getting worse. A pro-abortion blog group wrote a mean, slanted article about the incident. And the R.A. who encouraged the first couple of girls to vandalize the chalk refused to meet with anyone about it.
Warriors for Life got plenty of photos of the incident. This is the state of free speech on college campuses in 2019.