Pro-Life Group Demonstrates Between CMC and Pitzer, Starts Conversations
April 18, 2014
Bekah Manikowski SC ’16, the on-campus coordinator of Choice USA, stationed herself near one of the Survivors’ displays with a poster that read “Trust Women.” She said her goal was to give students warning of the Survivors’ graphic displays.
“I think that it’s necessary to have the other voice because if you are on a campus with giant posters of fetuses … it’s necessary to have a voice saying, “You don’t have to stop and listen,'” she said. “You don’t have to do anything you don’t want, because that’s the root of this issue is consent.”
Choice USA and Archer, with help from the WU, set up their counter-demonstrations with information on birth control, sexual assault, and feminist organizations on campus. From across the street, Archer noted that the Survivors demonstrators “really didn’t pick a high-traffic spot.”