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Pro-Life event causes protest

Pro Life Demonstration Devin Ferrell Abolishionists4Life, a Boise State Club, hosted a demonstration on the quad in partnership with the Campus Outreach for Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust to protest abortion practices. Students from the Secular Student Alliance joined in a counter-demonstration. Devin Ferrell

Students from Campus Outreach for the Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust and Abolitionists for Life are raising awareness to students passing through the Quad. Abortion is a highly controversial and sensitive topic which is why they are holding the event.

“Most people haven’t made a decision about which side to choose,” said Christina Garza, director for Campus Outreach for Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust. “It’s not safe to stay in the middle because innocent lives are being killed.”

As students walk through the quad they pass by large posters showing aborted fetus at different developmental stages.

Jake Wolford, president of The Secular Student Alliance stood  in protest of these images.

“This is gross,” Wolford said about the graphic pictures displayed. “Is this even ok, to display on campus?”

Posters and booths will be set up on the Quad again tomorrow for more information on the issue.

Check the Thursday edition of The Arbiter for more in-depth coverage.

6 Comments on Pro-Life event causes protest

  1. dianneperkins // Apr 29, 2014 at 12:17 pm //

    I believe that people can be informed and discussion can occur without displaying extremely graphic material. This is a cheap way to inflame people by appealing to base emotions.

  2. As a female student, I am disgusted that BSU is allowing them to set up in the Quad. I'm all for freedom to spew what you want but don't scream it in my face with dead baby images.

  3. Deanna Candler // May 1, 2014 at 2:05 pm //

    It's also unacceptable to broadcast someone's PERSONAL information on the internet for anyone and everyone to see! That is something that could lead to dangerous results for Lisa. It's one thing to disagree with her stance on this issue, its something else entirely to open her up to harassment, and potentially even violence! You should be ashamed of yourself!

    • Deanna,
      This is not PERSONAL information. She made this information public both in her press release for the event and on their student organization's public OrgSync profile. As the president of a student organization she is required by the school to have this information listed and she is also responsible for the actions of her group as well as comments, concerns, and complaints from the general student population. We had multiple administrators from BSU confirm that our publication of her name, email, and public phone number was within policy and is NOT considered "personal" information. These are the responsibilities she accepted when she assumed a leadership position on campus. I have posted a link to her public posting of this information so that you can see that it is not PERSONAL. In fact the very first thing she writes is that this is "FOR RELEASE". I hope this clear up any misunderstanding you may have about what is considered public and what is considered private.

      • Deanna Candler // May 1, 2014 at 2:46 pm //

        I never said private, I said personal. And repeatedly directing people to harass her by calling and emailing her, as you have done by posting her information here and in other forums, is a disgusting and cowardly attempt to intimidate her.

  4. There is no mention of how hostile some of the opposition was by preventing the display, and even posting personal information about pro-life members so people can harass her. As noted by the comment above. So who is truly being disgusting and intolerant? Not the pro-lifers.

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