Pro-life group holds rally at FSU

Posted at 5:07 PM, Oct 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-30 04:18:54-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A controversial anti-abortion group hosted a rally on Florida State University's campus on Monday. 

Created Equal is a pro-life organization who believes that abortion is a "injustice fueled by ageism."

The organization has faced much criticism in the past for using graphic images of the aftermath of abortions on jumbotrons and flyers in public spaces.

Members of Created Equal, like Evangeline Dunn, believe that college students pose the greatest concern to having abortions.  

"We're trying to get the message out of what we believe is unmoral, which is intentionally killing innocent human beings. Abortion does that," said Dunn. "We come to college campuses because this is the generation that's often getting abortions, so they need to hear this message but also they're voting for this too."

Students who are pro-choice say that freedom of speech should come with empathy and the general public in mind.  

"I do understand that there is free speech, but free speech shouldn't be hurtful to students walking around," said Millie Zehnder with Planned Parenthood Generation Action. "They're not asking to be exposed to this. These pictures are very gruesome and if you want to talk about anti-abortion, you can do it in a calm way that is not hurtful." 

WTXL reached out to FSU's Communications Department and they told us that groups are allowed to exercise their First Amendment right if they don't pose a genuine threat to the University community of students.