“I eat babies!” “If my own mother were murdered, I would laugh. Hail Satan!” “I wish I had been aborted!” “Yes, I am a murderer!” “Go to hell!”
These words greeted members of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) Student Action on the pro-life battlefield on another of their heated university campaigns. When these young men choose between rest and the battle for the unborn, they will always choose the battle.
This Student Action campaign was at Millersville University, in Millersville, Pennsylvania. TFP Student Action has visited the campus many times with a message for both liberals and conservatives.
Student Action is a special campaign of the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property.
The Campaign Story
Typically, campaigns start slow until someone breaks the ice and starts a debate. However, this campaign sparked reactions from the moment of stepping foot on campus. Even before starting, one man cursed at the stalwart volunteers from the safety of his car window as he sped down the street.
The campaign officially began with the raising of the TFP’s iconic red standard. It was not long before a crowd gathered. However, the body of agitated students stood some distance from the campaign as if collecting the courage to approach. The TFP volunteers took the initiative by approaching them, and the debates began.
Pro-aborts screamed, “It’s not a baby!” only to later agree that the child in the womb is a baby. When confronted about this contradiction, many admitted that to kill the child is murder yet still insisted that women should have the right to choose. One woman tragically screeched, “I am a murderer!” multiple times.
As debates heated, more pro-aborts gathered and started shouting, men included, “My body, my choice!” TFP members responded, “Not your body, not your choice!”
Debate became impossible over the shouting of the mob and obnoxious music. In return, TFP bagpipes intoned to drown out the noise. TFP Student Action leader John Ritchie then ended the campaign to the shouts of defeated pro-aborts screaming profanities. The TFP activists marched away in formation, singing the hymn “We Want God!”
From morning to afternoon, volunteers endured many acts of “tolerance.”
A man pushed a TFP activist aside. Another said, “We should just pepper spray these people,” as he dug through his bag. One protester tore to shreds the TFP’s “Ten Reasons to Protect the Unborn” flyer. When a more ecologically-correct student accused the offender of littering, he picked up the pieces.
A mob mentality reigned with now routine shouts of cursing and petty insults. Some students patted a TFP activist on the head, saying he was too short as if this were an argument for the “right” to abortion.
Others complained about activists in jacket and tie, the bagpipes and the TFP cape, which liberals on another campaign once called the “dreaded red sash.”
The Battle Continues
This campaign was not the first at Millersville University, nor will it be the last. There will be more battles for the unborn at campuses across the United States. The most vulnerable, and those who fight for them, need your voice and prayers. Please don’t fail to support them in both these ways. Keep up the good fight!
Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, pray for us!