The Planned Parenthood Project visited Boise State spreading its message against Planned Parenthood on Friday Oct. 11.
The group displayed banners with statistical information about Planned Parenthood, and spread 915 crosses on the lawn, symbolizing the 915 abortions performed by Planned Parenthood every day.
The statistical information displayed in the quad was gathered from Planned Parenthood’s 2011-2012 Annual Report.
The project is headed by the national organization, Students for Life of America (SFLA).
The Boise State sanctioned pro-life club, Abolitionists4Life, is affiliated with SFLA and hosted the project.
Members of the organization distributed pamphlets throughout the quad about Planned Parenthood. Overall, students responded civilly to the organization either taking the materials or refusing politely.
Rebekah Barnes, SFLA northwest regional coordinator commented on how the message has been received at Boise State and other universities.
“Actually I have been really impressed with the amount of dialogue this display has brought about. I think that no matter what side of the fence you are on as far as being pro-abortion or anti-abortion, we are able to dialogue about Planned Parenthood and their ethics,” Barnes said.
According to the SFLA website, 79 percent of all Planned Parenthood facilities are located within five miles of a college campus.
Check back in Thursday’s edition of The Arbiter for full length coverage.