Thursday, May 08, 2008

Anti-Abortion Display Vandalized at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

From a news release from Wisconsin Right to Life:
Pointers for Life is a right-to-life group at UW-Stevens Point whose leader is funded by Wisconsin Right to Life.

It what they deemed a moving visual demonstration of abortion in America, Pointers set up a Cemetery of Innocents display on campus consisting of 4,000 crosses to depict the number of human lives lost each day to abortion.

Overnight, the display was vandalized with crosses slashed and broken. As several Pointers’ members were repairing the display, a group of displeased students, led by student Senator Roderick King, began to yell at them and debate with them. They demanded to know who authorized the cross project.

Not satisfied with answers, King and his friends began pulling hundreds of crosses from the ground and tossing them away. Pointers then called Protective Services, knowing their project had been properly approved.

King claimed that Pointers for Life had “no right” to display the crosses and that it was “his duty as a paying student” to take it down. “The freedom of speech does not cover these signs and symbols,” he claimed. When Protective Services stepped in, King’s friends stopped but King continued until he was informed that unless he ceased, he would have to pay for the damages.

The Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs eventually restored order. Pointers for Life submitted a complaint to the student association, asking that King resign or be disciplined.

“We wonder what caused such intolerance and disrespect,” said Barbara Lyons, Executive Director of Wisconsin Right to Life. “It is hard to understand why a group of white crosses would trigger such an extreme response from King.”
Checking he Wausau Daily Herald, we find that the news release is correct and accurate.

Indeed, there is a video on YouTube (see below).

As always, the fascists on a contemporary college campus are on the left.



[Update]

From the Huffington Post, apparently the UW-Stevens Point has punished the leftist vandal, although they invoke privacy laws and won’t reveal what the punishment is.

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6 Comments:

Anonymous mrslovett said...

I won't presume to speak for the UW-SP student who took the crosses down, but I'll tell you why seeing Marquette's annual display makes me burn with rage. It's because by filling up the middle of a campus with crosses, anti-choicers are just pointing an angry finger at women on campus who have had to make a decision that was likely impossibly difficult for them. And the people cheerily painting their "you're killing babies" signs and sticking them in the ground have no idea what the circumstances for those women were. And have absolutely no right to judge them for it. It's a giant shame display that I find unbelievably offensive.

And, Mr. Free Speech Tolerance, remember a couple of years ago at Marquette when a sign was placed near the cross display that delineated how much health care, education, and other assistance to young children could be provided if antichoicers invested a fraction of their funds in social programming rather than little white crosses and shame campaigns? How long did that sign last - about 15 minutes? Ah, tolerance.

3:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, Kudos to Pointers for Life for videotaping this. It seems King is most afraid of those who have had abortions being told what they really did - kill someone.

3:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One has to wonder if when he sees this video, he'll realize how foolish and ignorant he made himself look.

Unfortunately, I'm guessing he'll still see himself as some kind of hero.

4:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its always most interesting when a liberal "rationalizes" why something is wrong just because they do not agree with it.
I find his actions and words to be incredibly rude, it shows his true ignorance.
Anne

4:56 PM  
Blogger John McAdams said...

It's because by filling up the middle of a campus with crosses, anti-choicers are just pointing an angry finger at women on campus who have had to make a decision that was likely impossibly difficult for them.

If they decided to kill their babies, I hope the display makes them ashamed.

And I hope that they repent.

And, Mr. Free Speech Tolerance, remember a couple of years ago at Marquette when a sign was placed near the cross display that delineated how much health care, education, and other assistance to young children could be provided if antichoicers invested a fraction of their funds in social programming rather than little white crosses and shame campaigns? How long did that sign last - about 15 minutes? Ah, tolerance.

So the anti-lifers put that up, eh?

By "social programming," you mean pouring billions into programs that have failed, right?

I have no idea what sign you are talking about. If a student group got permission to put the sign up, I'm sure it stayed.

There is no doubt that liberal groups on campus have the right to promote greater welfare spending.

11:20 PM  
Anonymous James said...

Unfortunately, Mr. King is just a little ahead of the curve for most liberals. He took action to destroy a display he disagreed with. Thankfully, this time he had enough restraint to not assault the display workers, but next time they may not be so lucky as the burning rage overwhelms civility and reason.

10:56 PM  

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