Son of PP Director: Pro-choice activists would rather destroy pro-life property than abide by constitution
A video recorded by University of Oregon Young Americans for Liberty President Thomas Tullis and Vice President Brandon Clements shows pro-choice advocates verbally and physically assaulting pro-life protesters.
Tullis explains on his Facebook page, “On Tuesday, I got this video of our campus reaction to free speech. I dont agree with this campus protester/preacher and I don’t think it is cool to hold a sign with a baby fetus on it in a protest effort, but I am even more upset that the student body is incapable of engaging in rational dialogue- instead, students thought it was necessary to call the police and to steal the mans property and try to destroy his sign. Brandon and I are trying to get an opinion piece in the Emerald published that outlines our concerns with the campus community’s childish reaction.”
Most of the news reports so far are centered around the campuses free speech policy and the way campus police attempted to censor the pro-life protesters.
Police corrected the officer and rightfully allowed protesters to stay.
Sadly, arguments made by abortion advocates show a real lack of education.
“You’re a man – you have no say what happens in my body…you have nothing to say about it because you have a dick.”
“This is obscene, this is not part of your first amendment rights.”
Really? Don’t they teach the Constitution at this University?
“Can you get an abortion- do you have a vagina?”
“Do you have a vagina?”
These arguments are really dumb. It would be like saying you have no right to speak out on slavery unless you are black, on Rape or Human Trafficking unless you are a woman, and animals rights unless you are an animal.
Not to mention that they each fail to chastise the pro-choice “vagina-less” men that support their position including the one that destroys the pro-life signs (below).
They also seem rather ignorant to the fact that it was male justices on the Supreme Court which legalized abortion to begin with.
Of course, because of their ignorance, instead of intelligently arguing the issue- they resorted to violence.
First- by stepping on the sign:
Then- by attacking it:
But, I was not the only one that caught this, even pro-choice advocates agreed that the conduct of these pro-choice students was appalling.
A comment on Tullis’ FB page suggests the campus police officer should have addressed the yelling pro-choicers first:
Son of Planned Parenthood Director:
Another comment left by Sam Dotters-Katz reads, “This is shameful by the students. My mother was the medical director at planned parenthood and I am as pro choice as they come, but that has nothing to do with this mans free speech rights. Or generation can be so weak, they would rather steal and destroy this guys property than abide by the constitution and afford him his obvious free speech rights, because they don’t like what he is saying or those images. I think what he is advocating for is abhorrent, and holding up pictures of fetuses is disgusting and distorts the issue, but it is his right. Where the hell are student leaders and why aren’t they educating people, so sad.“
Thomas Tullis praised the conduct of the anti-abortion demonstrator, “it’s truly a sad day when the campus preacher can remain composed and try to discuss things intelligently and the university educated students are only interested in a shouting match. I stood by and watched as this man calmly tried to encourage rational discussion and debate like asking students when they think life starts, etc. Instead the students thought it would be a better idea to harass him with profanity and insults. I wish I got more of it on video. One girl literally went up and yelled “Fuck you, fuck your god, fuck your sign” and that wasnt even the worst of it.
Another girl told him that she just came out of a first amendment law class and that his sign is obscene and not protected by the constitution.”
It is good to know that in the face of violence and censorship there are still some who will speak out in favor of free speech.
( H/T to the Stanek Report for catching the original story)