“We’re a liberal school, why are you here?” A quick Google definition of the word liberal leads me to believe these students aren’t entirely sure who they are: Open to new opinions other than their own? Broadening general knowledge and experience? Not so much at VCU! Let’s take this woman for example. Instead of respectfully showing tolerance for the free speech rights of others, she raised her voice over students who tried to explain their position. Instead of embracing women empowerment and the working mom, she told me that I brought my baby to campus on purpose to invoke emotions. (Hmmm… why would a baby do that?) Instead of calmly discussing her side, which we were open and ready to listen to, she gave the middle finger to me while I held my daughter Lucy. However, the prize for most closed-minded individual goes to this man here. Watch the video of our exchange below. Upon one look at the #PPSellsBabyParts banner, he shouted that we were all liars and the videos were a hoax. There have been a number of other students claiming the videos are fake, but most students stop and take time to have a discussion. They take into consideration important details such as:
- The CEO of Planned Parenthood issued an apology in response to the videos. She acknowledged they were real.
- Three Congressional committees have called for an Investigation into the videos. Very important people are taking these seriously.
- Planned Parenthood has now changed its fetal tissue donation system in response to the videos.
- A non-biased forensic report from Coalfire revealed the videos were not deceptively edited. The videos show intact quotes (see what I did there?) of Planned Parenthood directors explaining the cost of body parts based on quality, not shipping reimbursement. Doctors explaining how their main focus during an abortion procedure is not women’s safety, but how best to procure intact organs of the babies they’re crushing.