UPDATE 3/13, 7:10a: Police have returned video a Survivors member took of UCSB Professor Mireille Miller-Young stealing one of their signs and assaulting 16-year-old Thrin Short. And it gets even worse. Turns out the professor enticed a student to break the law and steal the sign. Video shows Miller-Young physically blocked Thrin and her sister Joan from […]
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Abortion proponents have been known to try to censor pro-lifers from showing the reality of abortion depicted in photos of the victims.
But there has been a recent surge.
It’s interesting to me that showing abortion victim imagery generates so much negative energy from the other side. What’s the problem with owning what they support?
On March 4 abortion proponents “erected a wall of censorship” around a Justice For All display at the University of Georgia according to The Daily Caller:
UPDATE 3/21 4:35p: The school has backed down.
3/11 9:32a: Another week, another case of censorship of student pro-lifers.
Not that this is necessarily a bad thing, from the long view. Battles like this get the abortion issue much more attention than were they never waged. And they give students real life lessons in the First Amendment right of free speech, which isn’t needed for pleasant topics we all agree on.
But I know it’s hard on the personal level, and I give pro-life students all the kudos in the world for sticking to their guns in the face of adversity on behalf of the babies.
So this time the censor is the administration of Branford High School in Branford, Connecticut, the mission of which is ironically, “to prepare students to be independent and collaborative learners who are responsible, informed, and contributing members of society.”
The title of my February 19 post, “High school censors pro-life club while promoting gay club,” pretty much sums up the backdrop to this follow-up.
At issue was the censorship by Wilson High School in Tacoma, Washington, of posters sponsored by Wilson Students for Life, while it allowed the same for the Wilson Gay Straight Alliance.
On February 24, Bryce Asberg (pictured right), founder of WSFL, and his parents met with principal Dan Besett.
Win for pro-lifers; loss for freedom of expression
Besett gave the Asbergs both good and bad news, according to a press release by Thomas More Society, the pro-life legal group representing WSFL:
On the heels of a public university censoring a pro-life club comes word of a public high school attempting the same.
Yesterday I reported that the University of Alabama had removed Bama Students for Life’s pro-life display only two days before its reserved one-month run was scheduled to end. A school administrator told the group their display was taken down on February 6 due to complaints about photos it included of two mothers who died during abortions and […]
Backdrop on the above (click to enlarge) from the Boston Globe, February 5:
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by Kelli In 1963 when Martin Luther King Jr. shared his Dream with the nation, he never envisioned an America where ‘reproductive justice’ would end more than 56 million innocent human lives. His dream never pictured a nation where black boys and black girls would never be able to join hands with white boys and […]
We hope that the study will address continuing hate speech that vilifies women seeking reproductive health care as well as websites that encourage violence against healthcare providers at women’s clinics which we believe have led to the injuries and death of clinic personnel and volunteers. ~ National Organization for Women statement on a Democrat proposal […]