Pro-life students asking for answers after abortion display destroyed, stolen

Published: Oct. 23, 2017 at 4:14 PM EDT
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A pro-life organization at Northern Kentucky University is looking for answers after parts of an anti-abortion display were destroyed and stolen.

Students For Life of America, a collegiate organization whose mission is to abolish abortion, took their mission to a section of campus at Northern Kentucky University on Sunday night.

According to organizers, the group decided to set up crosses to bring attention to the number of abortions occurring every day.

Sebastian Torres, a member of the group, says sometime during Sunday night and Monday morning the organization's display was knocked over, destroyed, and stolen.

"I think they were destroyed because students or faculty did not agree with the pro-life message of wanting to save children from abortion," says Torres. "Unfortunately, instead of publicly debating us, they broke the law and destroyed private property."

Torres says the organization has filed a police report and is now awaiting answers to who removed the display. He says this is a direct impact on freedom of speech on college campuses.

"Our universities should be a place of open discussion not fear tactics to silence student speech."

The group is asking anyone with information on the vandalism to contact the police.