To many young women nowadays, “My body, my choice” has become a legal reason for them to get an abortion. Violence, assault, spitting, swearing, shouting, and chaos, we should all agree that those aren’t the ways you react to a difference of opinion or a peaceful demonstration. Yet, when that pro-abortion students at the George Washington University in the nation’s capital encounter a pro-life display, that was the way they “defended” for their opinion.
It was on one morning in October 2019, TFP Student Action, a pro-life group, set up a small display with brochures and bagpipes across the street from the George Washington University.
At first, things seemed peaceful. Then from nowhere, an angry woman began arguing with one of the Catholic pro-life activists. “It’s still a baby inside, but I have every single right to [expletive] decide what I do with my own [expletive] body!”
And that was when the chaos started.
The students kept repeating, “It’s a fetus, it’s not a child,” when pro-life activists told them they were protecting the child and that abortion is murder. When some couldn’t argue with the group, they said things like “You’re not a woman, you’re a man,” “My body, my choice,” and demanded the TFP Student Action leave as “No one’s going to listen to you.”
After encouraging other like-minded individuals to come out and confront TFP’s members, who held a large banner that read “Pray & Act to End the Sin of Abortion,” it wasn’t long before the crowd swelled and a large gathering of abortion advocates moved in on the peaceful pro-life demonstration.
“Hail Satan!” one abortion-supporting, counterprotester yelled.
“I eat baby lungs for breakfast!” another said. One even admitted that she saw no problem with slaughtering 1,000 babies. “I’m in favor of slaughtering 1,000 babies if that helps already born babies have a better life,” the student said coldly, not showing an ounce of remorse.
According to TFP’s news release, three pro-life activists experienced some form of physical altercation with the counterprotesters. The vest that a man wore can be seen all wet from being spat on and watered. Another TFP volunteer said he was kicked in the back of the leg and another said students repeatedly hit his arm after he told them he sprained his wrist, which was in a brace.
Police officers finally came to escort the pro-life group to their vehicles for their protection, and the mob smelled victory but continued their attack. As the pro-life demonstrators retreated, abortion supporters followed them, screaming with delight, taunting them with jeers, and yelling obscene insults.
“The mob was hellish,” the TFP Student Action leader said. “They refused to acknowledge that every innocent human person—born or preborn—has the right to life. Our culture has strayed so far from God and reason that what used to be self-evident is not so clear anymore, especially on left-wing college campuses where procured abortion is considered to be more than a right—it’s been granted the status of a secular virtue.”
When asked about his group’s all-male team, a detail that particularly draws the ire of pro-abortion advocates who say men shouldn’t tell women what to do with their bodies, Richie told The College Fix, “Although we promote activities for the whole family, our core team of volunteers is for men.”
“We strive to live the virtues and spirit of Catholic chivalry,” Ritchie added. “Since the deliberate killing of the unborn is both unjust and morally evil, we must stand up and speak out. Real men will always defend the right to life of the unborn.” As for the bagpipes, they are an effective tool used to draw attention.
The video has now been viewed more than 340,000 times with many young people commenting on supporting the pro-life group. They give us some hope, at least.