Choice Chain at the University of Richmond
Maggie Egger of Spiders for Life and Nicole Cooley of CBR organized a Choice Chain at the University of Richmond (UR) on Monday.
The abortion pictures are what the military calls a force multiplier. They allow us to take a small amount of resources and create a huge effect.
One student tried the “famous violinist” argument on Nicole. Of course, we are all veterans of the Pro Life Training Academy, so we know exactly how to answer that question. Nicole pointed out that the famous violinist is not analogous to the preborn child because
- The violinist is not the offspring of the host.
- We all recognize that we have responsibilities to our own children that are greater than our responsibilities to a random stranger. For example, we are required by law to support and care for our born children.
That seemed to be enough; the young man just turned and walked away. Nicole could have added:
- The child is not an intruder. He is exactly where he naturally belongs.
- Withholding support is not the same as dismembering, poisoning, and/or crushing.
- Except in the case of rape, the host actively participated in the act that created the pregnancy.
This being a private school, the normal First Amendment protections did not apply. For example, CBR staff and volunteers were not permitted to speak to a UR student unless first approached. However, when the UR students began chalking messages on the plaza (a common activity on college campuses), CBR volunteer Jonathan Darnel got his own chalk and started to respond. It was just like our Free Speech Board. The pro-aborts complained, but UR administrators allowed him to continue.
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