Socialist Students Union Uses Wire Hanger Stunt to Promote Abortion

April 25, 2014 - 1:03 PM

Now, that's just wrong.  The Socialist Students Union at Winthrop University decided to make their pro-abortion views known campus by carpet-bombing the DiGiorgio Campus Center's lawn with wire hangers, reports Campus Reform.

The local College Republican chapter used the same lawn to plant flags to represent the number of abortions on National Sanctity of Human Life Day last January.  Yet, while conservatives surely find these antics appalling, so do pro-chociers (via Campus Reform):

"It obviously makes their point that it was a direct rebuttal to what we have done," Tyler Richardson, president of Winthrop's College Republicans chapter told Campus Reform in an interview.

The wire display was also intended to promote an event, Abortion 360, which was held Tuesday in protest of a College Republicans showing of the pro-life film Abortion 180, according to a promotional flyer obtained by Campus Reform.

In January of 2014, Winthrop College Republicans hosted a four-day event on the 41st anniversary of the Roe V. Wade decision ... join us for a re-evaluation of abortion in the modern political and social context," it stated.

Students from different political persuasions have expressed disgust with the socialist group's approach.

"It's really just an appalling act ... I'm pro-choice and I found the promotion for the event really unappealing and distasteful," a student who wished to remain anonymous said in an email to Campus Reform on Tuesday.

Although, it's also ridiculous to think a crass displays such as this will deter conservatives from voicing their opinions about the sanctity of life and protecting the unborn.