Mixed nuts at UNC Greensboro
by Jacqueline Hawkins
As you can read here, the response to GAP at UNC Greensboro was quite animated. CBR Project Director Lincoln Brandenburg said that many of the students were like hyenas descending upon a scrap of meat. Between the bloodthirsty vitriol and the stealth appreciation, there was a wide range of reactions.
The man who almost wasn’t
Based on his expression and the way he spoke, it was obvious he wasn’t out for blood like his schoolmates in the crowd. He made neutral inquiries concerning the life of the mother. I gently answered his question, mentioning cases such as toxemia and ectopic pregnancies. I made sure to stress to him and those listening that saving the life of the mother did not involve Planned Parenthood and ripping children apart. It was a matter of administering medical treatment to BOTH patients. Unfortunately, in the case of ectopic pregnancy, saving the child is impossible, given current medical technologies. Satisfied with my answer, he then told me he was almost an ectopic pregnancy. He had implanted very close to the fallopian tube. I told him just how happy I was he had survived and was there to speak with me. He thanked me and disappeared into the crowd.
A young woman walked by, just as Bill offered a pamphlet. “I’m pregnant! I don’t want to see this!” she exclaimed. She was determined but not antagonistic. She didn’t want to see pictures of what she could have had done to her own child. “I’m not doing this! I’m keeping my baby!” This young woman already had a healthy level of maternal instinct. The pictures will help her to encourage the same instincts in her friends and family.
Best argument on campus
The grand prize for best pro-abortion argument goes to the young man who came to within 6 inches of Jane Bullington’s face and shouted, “You are STUPID.” Jane stood toe-to-toe and eye-to-eye with this learned scholar until he backed off and went to make his prize-winning argument with someone else.
Enlightened pro-abort musings
At the height of the rowdiness, four young women from a protest group came over to Jane Bullington to talk. They had the usual lack of knowledge that facilitated the usual objections. But because they were somewhat open to what Jane had to say, they were able to learn a few things they hadn’t known before. At the end, one girl mused, “It is sad that we don’t have discussions when we have difference of opinions. We shouldn’t just try to shout people down when we could talk to them.” Amen to that.
Selling out for consistency
A young black man walked up and asked pointedly, “Why? Why are you doing this?” After answering him, he reasoned that since people are going to have abortions anyway, there was no reason to try to stop them. I applied his argument to slavery. “Would you want them legalize slavery because people are going to traffic humans anyway?” He shrugged nonchalantly, musing that when push comes to shove, legalizing crimes that already happen wouldn’t be such a bad thing, even if it meant he got shipped off to the nearest cotton field.
A male student was a pro-abort, but he was by no means pleased with his fellow students. As they demanded GAP leave campus, he exploded. “F*** all of you! As liberals, if we can’t defend free speech of those who disagree with us, then liberalism is dead!” He stormed off continuing to curse at the protesters, “Are we trying to live in a post-liberal dictatorship?” Umm, yeah. We kind of are.
Jacqueline Hawkins is a CBR Project Director and a regular FAB contributor.
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