Posts Tagged ‘UNC Chael Hill’
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it (John 1:5). Perhaps it is in the darkest places that the light of truth is most evident.
Mission accomplished. “You have achieved your goal—dialogue and getting people to think. We should have more of this on campus.”
Pro-abort suspicious of the abortion system. CBR staffer Jane Bullington spoke with a young woman who had done a paper on abortion, but was still pro-choice. She admitted she learned some things from our display that she did not known before. She said, “The university culture stigmatizes pregnant girls and basically says ‘since you are I school with no job, to be pregnant is irresponsible. So they shame you to have an abortion. The system still pushes abortion because employers get around non-discrimination laws and won’t hire pregnant girls, usually. The system pushes abortion on women.”
Glad you are comparing… “The protesters were saying this is an anti-abortion display. I am glad you are comparing it to other genocides. You know, I actually read your brochure; I like to think and ask questions!!”
No Hitler brains! “I really don’t want Hitler brains!” And by that, CJ meant that he didn’t want to think like Hitler. After volunteer Patti explained to him the reasoning behind the GAP display, he put the message in his own words and it made sense to him. He saw the connection between the dehumanizing language for both the Jewish people used in Nazi Germany and unwanted, preborn babies today. Some students and professors take such immediate offense, they will not even read what Rabbi Yehuda Levin stated in our brochure about the common thread that ties together each form of genocide: “the systematic slaughter, as state-sanctioned ‘choice,’ of innocent, defenseless, victims…” But CJ got it.
Pro-abort? Not so much anymore. “The chat site, Yak-Yak, was full of conversations about being pro-choice at the beginning of the day and “not -so -sure, leaning pro-life” at the end of the day, because of seeing your display. I wanted you to know you are making a difference.”
Tired of intolerant liberal crap. Hally, a student from a small town, told us, “I want to get involved with other pro-life kids on this campus. I am so tired of the liberal crap on this campus. They are not tolerant and certainly not diversified in thought here.”
She’ll find a way; believe it! A female student kept her distance for a few minutes, then strolled up to the barricade to talk with volunteer Patti Shanley. She felt some anxiety about her plans to attend med school, because she knew that there would be pressure to prescribe abortifacients or perform abortions. Our graphic images weren’t news to her. She was glad we were there to share the truth about abortion with the rest of the students. “I don’t see how anyone could do that. It’s so obviously a little person,” she said as she shook her head. Patti asked her if she could stand up for the little ones when she’s in med school. To that she answered, “I’ll find a way, believe it!”
Jacqueline Hawkins is a CBR Project Director and a regular FAB contributor.