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16 Oct 2020

University Student Government labels a Proposed Pro-Life Club a “Hate Group,” Denies Students for Life’s Application

Kristi Hamrick | October 16, 2020
A University Student Government labels a Proposed Pro-Life Club a “Hate Group,” Denies Students for Life’s Application University of Northern Iowa Student Government engages in viewpoint discrimination against fellow students, school’s Supreme Court backs them up CEDAR FALLS, IA (10-16-20) – The NISG (Northern Iowa Student Government) rejected the request for approval of a UNI Students for Life group after a long and charged discussion
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15 Oct 2020

Pro-Life Students Harassed on Minnesota Campus During Life Chain Event

Mary Briganti | October 15, 2020
  Life Chain Sunday is known for its powerful, prayerful presence by thousands who stand in solidarity across the country to remember the preborn. Although groups are not always met with support, this event is generally a peaceful way to kick off Respect Life Month.  Not this year.   Winona Students for Life President Jamie Scherdin was interrupted and verbally harassed while making a social media post about the group’s presence at the
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15 Oct 2020

This Public College REFUSES to Let a Students for Life Group Start

Brenna Lewis | October 15, 2020
  Last week, the NISG (Northern Iowa Student Government) rejected the UNI Students for Life Group’s request for approval. The NISG decided that despite school rules against viewpoint discrimination, they would not allow the group because they disagreed with their pro-life position. The pro-life student leader, Sophia Schuster, fought the NISGs decision by appealing to the school’s Supreme Court.  
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15 Oct 2020

Pro-Life Chalk Messages Destroyed by University of New Mexico STAFF!

Jessica Nardi | October 15, 2020
  SFLA’s sidewalk chalk messaging was destroyed by staff members at the University of New Mexico (UNM) on October 8. A Facebook video shows the staff members pouring buckets of water on the chalk before sweeping it away.  https://www.facebook.com/79125112926/videos/783343189119393/ The students chalked life-affirming messages such as “UNM deserves better than Abortion” and “You don’t need Abortion. UNM SFL can Help”
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09 Oct 2020

WHAT? Students for Life Group in Iowa Labeled a “Hate Group”

Brenna Lewis | October 9, 2020
  In an act of abysmal discrimination, the NISG (Northern Iowa Student Government) decided to deny the creation of a new Students for Life group. Why? A whole host of biased, untrue reasons. In a virtual vote, pro-choice student senators could not get past their own views in favor of abortion, calling the proposal for a pro-life group “hate speech.”
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07 Oct 2020

Pro-life Students and Teachers Harassed in Three Separate Events 

Jessica Nardi | October 7, 2020
  Across the country, pro-life student activists are organizing for Respect Life month, and these shows of peaceful solidarity have been met with intense backlash. In the past week, students were harassed in-person and online to such a degree that US Senator Marco Rubio came to their defense on Twitter.   Pro-Abortion Protestors Crash Peaceful Pro-Life Events On October 4,
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25 Sep 2020

We Won’t Go Back (To Debilitating Censorship)

Dana Stancavage | September 25, 2020
  Conservative censorship has been coming to light with each passing year, and conservatives are fed up with it. On September 17th, Free Speech America (FSA), an organization that will fight national and worldwide censorship, was launched by Media Research Center (MRC). At their launch meeting, they had Brent Bozell, founder and president of MRC, Dr. Robert Epstein, Senator Marsha
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17 Sep 2020

Another Day, Another… TWO Pro-Life Chalk Vandalisms

Brenna Lewis | September 17, 2020
  Sidewalk chalk is a favorite for pro-abortion vandals to destroy because they don’t actually have to defend themselves or face any sort of accountability. When pro-life students go out and chalk positive, life-affirming messages on campus, all the vandals have to do is wait until nightfall and ambush the artwork with a couple water bottles. Unfortunately, it feels like
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08 Sep 2020

City of Baltimore Washes Pro-Life Message Off the Street, Leaves Others

Brenna Lewis | September 8, 2020
  On August 5th, Students for Life of American teamed up with the Frederick Douglass Foundation and black pro-life community leaders in Baltimore to paint “Black Preborn Lives Matter” on the street outside the Baltimore Planned Parenthood. But the city of Baltimore’s apparent approval of the event turned out to be a ruse. Overall, the activism event was a success.
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19 Aug 2020

SERIOUSLY? Professor Chloe Clark at Iowa State Forbids the Pro-Life Viewpoint in Her Classroom

Sarah Michalak | August 19, 2020
  This week, Young Americans for Freedom discovered that Professor Chloe Clark from Iowa State University warned conservative and pro-life students that if they express their opinions in her English Course, they will be dismissed. Her syllabus started with the following warning: “GIANT WARNING: any instances of othering that you participate in intentionally (racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, sorophobia, transphobia, classism,
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