With one press of a button, her social media friends will see the pictures. Not only that, but probably their friends and their friends’ friends.
The University of North Carolina was a deceptively quiet school. There were no huge protest groups and things seemed pretty uneventful.
The one exception was the barricade jumper who spray-painted one of our signs. (He has since been forced by the Court to pay restitution to CBR.)
We had many, many positive interactions on this campus. So many, we can’t cover them all in one post! Here is Part 1.
A day when we won’t come back. “I met you 6 years ago. I am glad you guys came back, but I would be glad if you don’t come back again. That would mean we have ended abortion!” said a young man in a wheelchair with considerable and permanent physical disabilities.
Power of the pictures. Cody was amazed. “Wow! This just amplifies what I believe. It makes it so much more important, you know, and like, brings it from the back of my mind to the forefront. Thank you!”
Understanding casual murder. Angie told Jane that she worked in a hospital lab with “products of conception”—slides made from babies dead in the womb from natural causes. As she puffed on a cigarette, she lamented, “Seeing this when it’s a casual ‘choice’ is really different. This is so sad.”
Seeing is believing is outlawing. Bobby told us, “You see it and it really becomes real. It makes you think maybe it should not be legal for sure. So different than I thought.”
If they can get the milk, … A UNCC administrator came by the display. She said, “I marched with my parents in the 70’s and I can hardly believe we are still fighting this battle. My 27-year-old son told me recently, ‘Mom, why do we guys need to get married when the girls give us what we want for free?’ And I say, ‘girls, wake up!’”
She can do anything! “I was pregnant and thought about abortion for a second. It did cross my mind. And I was having some problems with my fiancé at the time, so I talked to my mom. She said, ‘You can’t do that. You won’t be able to live with yourself.’ So I didn’t. I stayed in school and had my baby, and things are great with my fiancé now. Having a baby while in college is not easy, but now I feel like I can do anything.”
More to come. Stay tuned for Part 2.
Jacqueline Hawkins is a CBR Project Director and a regular FAB contributor.