Pro-choice protesters were filmed verbally abusing pro-life campaigners while destroying a cross-shaped monument to 800,000 aborted fetuses at a Catholic university.
Student Nick Baker, who identifies himself as a community organizer for Greater St. Louis Students for Life, shared the video of the memorial being destroyed on Monday. On Wednesday, he shared another clip of a confrontation with one of the women he said was behind the destruction of the cross-shaped monument two days previously.
All clips were filmed at St Louis University, which pro-life students say is an echo-chamber for left wing ideas, despite being a Catholic college.
Baker named the protester on his clip, although her identity hasn’t been confirmed. DailyMail.com has contacted the woman identified by Baker for further information
‘People hate you. You’re a disgusting misogynists and you know karma is going to f**king get you. You’ll see that when you die, and hopefully you f**king go to hell,’ she says in the clip shot Wednesday.
An unidentified student approached Students for Life community organizer, Nick Baker, going off on an expletive filled rant
‘You can see my pictures, you can see how pretty I am, how good of a life I have. And what do you have? You’re a f**king loser, and you think you can tell other people what to do with their f**king bodies’ she continued.
The woman goes on to accuse him of harassing another student group and says: ‘Do you really think anything is going to happen to us when you’re so clearly a douche bag?’
‘That’s not very nice,’ Baker replies to which the woman quickly replies: ‘I don’t care about your feelings.’
When he warns her that she will be contacted by the school she questions: ‘What does that help you? Obviously you don’t care about the lives of other people. You lack any sort of empathy and you’re really just trying to hide behind this because you’re not a f**king free thinker at all and you’re just a f**king loser who wants to f**king control women.’
Baker goes to note that most of the members of Students for Life are women.
The woman ends her rant: ‘You just really enjoy your life, cause I’ll enjoy mine. And I’ll f**king keep killing babies.’ She blows him a kiss before marching off.
The furious confrontation happened two days after the red cross comprised of 800 flags was destroyed at a lawn in front of the university. Each cross represents 1,000 babies. A sign attached to the monument says it was designed to highlight the 826,000 terminations carried out in the US each year.
During Monday’s confrontation, which was also filmed by Baker, multiple women were filmed kicking the flag display, which had been approved by the university, yanking them out, and stomping their way through it.
A male member of the Students for Life began recording when he saw the memorial being taken down and approached the women when one of them, who later identifies herself as Olivia Durrell, says: ‘So you just love disrespecting women.’
Two pro-choice protestors were recorded destroying an approved pro-life memorial on the Saint Louis University campus on Monday
The two female students (Olivia right) ripped the flags out of the ground and repeatedly stomped on the memorial as they angrily hurled insults at the man recording them who identified himself as part of the student group of erected the memorial
The memorial designed by Students for Life made a cross out of 1,000 red flags stuck into the ground on part of the campus green with each flag equaling 800 abortions
When asked if he put the flags up he confirms that him and his fellow Students for Life members created the memorial.
‘Yeah, a man who has absolutely no right telling women what to do with their bodies or trying to shame them or trying to make them feel guilty about their decisions that they have absolutely all the right to do,’ the other woman chimes in.
Two other students approach the commotion when the second male asks the pro-choice protestors: ‘Would you please just let them have their thing?’
‘Why can’t you just leave women alone?’ one of the women quips back. Baker is also told that the memorial will ‘shame’ anyone walking past who has previously had a termination.
The second male student tries to explain that the memorial: ‘helped us remember the people who were aborted’ and ask that the women ‘respect the free speech of these people.’
Baker told Fox News that one of the women he filmed damaging the memorial was the same woman who’d roared at him on Wednesday, and bragged that she’d ‘keep killing babies.’
He said: ‘When she started yelling her head off, I recognized that it was the girl from the display vandalism.’
‘She approached me and began the angry confrontation. I figured it would be best to respond to her criticism with a calm demeanor,’ Baker said.
Later that night around 9pm more students were caught on camera destroying the memorial when Isabelle Hotard, president of the Saint Louis University Students for Life chapter approaches them and asks: ‘Can you guys please not touch these? These aren’t your property. I’m cleaning them up anyways, just leave them on the ground.’
The group of about five students drop the red flags on the ground and walk away without interacting.
The pro-life memorial was destroyed again later that night when Students for Life president Isabelle Hotard arrived to take the controversial memorial down
Hotard described the Catholic university as a ‘left-leaning’ ‘echo-chamber.’ The school confirmed they are investigating the destruction of the memorial
Hotard told Fox News that despite being a Catholic university the campus is ‘extremely left leaning.’
‘It is a bit of an echo chamber on [Saint Louis University’s] campus, our entire campus is extremely left leaning, so you just find a lot of people, particularly among the students in positions of authority, who will be far more tolerant of left-leaning beliefs rather than right-leaning beliefs,’ Hotard said.
A spokesperson for the university confirmed an investigation into the destruction of the memorial is currently underway. The spokesperson said the school takes ‘seriously any alleged violation of our Community Standards, and has policies and processes in place to address concerns when they are reported.’
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The U.S. Supreme Court rejected the Missouri Attorney General’s appeal to reinstate an eight-week abortion ban, first passed by the Legislature in 2019, because the case currently being considered by the U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.
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