an inconvenient truth

an inconvenient truth

CBS4: "'Hands up, don't abort,' other messages cause controversy at Purdue"

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“It’s really hurtful,” Purdue student A.J. Lucky told reporters about something he’d seen recently on campus. To what was he referring? Flyers and chalk messages posted on February 2, 2016 alerting students to the disproportionate rate of black babies aborted. Created Equal intern Megan Smith and the Purdue Students for Life group planned the recent campaign to share an inconvenient truth: abortion is the leading cause of death within the black community. Megan commented, “This is about human equality. It’s about how we are all created equal.” In an all-too-familiar tale, a vocal opposition immediately rose to rip down the flyers and call the effort “hurtful,” “offensive,” and “concerning.” But what the “offended” students forgot to ask is the most important question: Are the claims true? The vocal minority at Purdue joins the stubborn club of American college students who refuse to tolerate views divergent from their own. One of the most unusual examples of this occurred in 2015 when Otterbein University students tried to purchase a public sidewalk to stop pro-life outreach by Created Equal. “It’s time for students to grow up. To cry foul when we hear messages challenging our views is not befitting of adults. We need to stop attacking messengers and start evaluating the content of the messages. Anyone willing to take an honest look at abortion will see it for the abomination that it is.” – Mark Harrington, National Director, Created Equal Video copyright: CBS