Just three weeks ago, Miami University Hamilton in Ohio agreed to eliminate mandatory “trigger warnings” for pro-life displays as part of a settlement with Students for Life of America.
Finally, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, the pro-life group erected their memorial: a small collection of white crosses meant to symbolize the number of innocent lives lost to abortion every day in the U.S.
By 11:30 Monday morning, less than 24 hours later, the display had been vandalized.
Thankfully, another student caught the whole thing on camera, watching through a window as a (presumably male) student tromped through the “cemetery” and ripped up the little crosses as a female student looked on.
School officials say they’ve identified the vandals and are investigating next steps, according to a press release from Students For Life. For a school that previously required “trigger warnings” for pro-life memorials, SFLA President Kristan Hawkins says this is a really big deal.
“We are glad that after standing up for their free-speech rights against their university that students are not being intimidated by pro-choice students who are vandalizing their display,” she said in a statement. “Students for Life appreciates the school’s willingness to help with this issue and demands other schools facing the same threats to free-speech support their students against vandalism.”