“We are grateful to the William & Mary Police Department for effectively doing their jobs and protecting our pro-life free speech,” said Students for Life of America’s Kristan Hawkins. “Hopefully, this arrest will remind the intolerant abortion lobby that they cannot get away with such abusive behavior towards pro-lifers. Regardless, the Pro-Life Generation will continue speaking the truth in love wherever we go.”
WILLIAMSBURG, V.A., and WASHINGTON D.C. (10-04-2022) – The William & Mary College Police Department have confirmed that they arrested the pro-abortion student who threw urine at Students for Life of America (SFLA) group members last month. The offender was arrested on October 3, 2022 and charged with two counts of assault.
The arrest came following an investigation into the incident which SFLA wrote about earlier:
“Students for Life of America (SFLA) recently launched its “Abortion Is Not Right” Fall 2022 Campus Tour, sparking harassment and vandalism from pro-abortion students. However, the recent incident at Virginia’s William & Mary College hit a new low when pro-lifers had a cup of urine thrown at them.
“Given the conscious efforts to prohibit illnesses being spread on campus, you’d like to think someone wouldn’t recklessly risk the health and cleanliness of a fellow student for simply holding pro-life values. Unfortunately, SFLA student Jonathan Kenney was subjected to such a grotesque act when a pro-abortion peer hurled a cup of urine at him while walking by the Abortion Is Not Right display.
“Naturally, I was pretty grossed out and disappointed by these actions,” Kenney told SFLA. “Such behavior is unacceptable and disrespectful, especially coming from someone on William & Mary’s campus. William & Mary has a standard of honor and excellence.”
“Kenney said that he hopes this unfortunate issue helps shed light on some of the difficulties pro-life students face on campus, including his own. SFLA Regional Coordinator Gavin Oxley noted that many students were verbally and sometimes physically aggressive with pro-lifers including yelling and intimidation.”
MEDIA ADVISORY: This remains a developing story, and SFLA will continue to monitor the situation as more information regarding the arrest and charges comes out. Interviews are available with SFLA staff regarding this free speech issue.
For more details on this story, click HERE to read the SFLA blog.
To read about other free speech abuses during the “Abortion Is Not Right” fall tour, click HERE.
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Students for Life Action (SFLAction), a 501c4, along with its 501c3 sister organization, Students for Life of America (SFLA), make up the nation’s largest pro-life youth organization and a political and policy operation engaging people of all ages. Together they work to end abortion — the human rights issue of our day — and provide political, legal, and community support for women and their children, born and preborn. Headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA, SFLA has more than 1,300groups on middle, high school, college, university, medical, and law school campuses in all 50 states. SFLA creates strategy, policy, and programming to connect those most targeted for abortion with people ready to help and builds a framework for political engagement on their behalf. SFLA and SFLAction have more conversations with those most targeted by the abortion industry than any other pro-life outreach in the world, reaching more than 2 million people across social media platforms each week and engaging in approximately 100,000 digital conversations per month. Over more than 16 years, President Kristan Hawkins has grown SFLAction/SFLA into an $18 million organization preparing for a post-Roe America.
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