But in addition to all of that there was a new, supposedly student run group at the Bull Market today calling themselves "The Voices for the Unborn." They set up a cardboard mock-graveyard of white crosses in the grass, passed out flyers (I told them they could keep the one they tried to give me), and they held up signs and Bibles... ::rolls eyes:: There were maybe about 10 people in their group: 2 holding up signs, 2 holding up Bibles and about 6 scattered around passing out flyers. The two signs said "We Speak for the Unborn!" and "I regret my abortion!" Uh-huh...
Well, within the hour of them setting up their little Anti-Choice protest, an opposing impromptu Pro-Choice protest was set up about... oh, six feet away or so... Amazingly, both sides did not speak to the other. They just held up their signs. About 6 young women held up a sign that said "You Don't Speak for Us!" and one young woman held up a sign that said, "And I'm just glad I didn't have to use a coat hanger!" How's that grab ya? There were a lot of other people sitting behind them and milling around near their protest, out-numbering the Anti-Choice people by at least 3 to one at any given time. I couldn't get a picture of them because their were just too many and I couldn't get a good angle or a clear shot (only very blurry ones).
But I did get a picture of the Anti-Choice protest. You can see the boys who had their Bibles in the foreground on the right. The girls holding up signs are further to the left, and the field of cardboard crosses (which they better have cleaned up when they were finished! Littering is bad!) can be seen through the middle.
Just to the other side of me, behind me as I took the above picture was, the Pro-Choice protest. Just behind them was another interesting thing going on... a car being smashed... It was not a prank. It's a charity drive. A group of students raising money for a local charity that makes dreams come true for terminally ill children (not Make A Wish) was selling tickets for 1 dollar per hit to hit a car with a sledge hammer or baseball bat. People were having a grand old time, let me tell you!
Meanwhile, Laura, Maria and I were eating lunch on the lawn, pic-nic style, just like pretty much everyday since classes began this semester. We decided we liked it a lot, so we keep doing it everyday. I always bring the blanket. Laura took this with her camera phone, which is way better than mine (Maria is hiding behind Laura... silly Maria!):