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DePaul University Bans 'Unborn Lives Matter' Posters (Video)

DePaul University in Chicago banned a poster created by the campus chapter of the College Republicans in October that stated: "Unborn Lives Matter" (video below).

DePaul president Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider said in a statement that the poster "provokes the Black Lives Matter movement," noted Inside Higher Ed.

Holtschneider also noted DePaul's policy, which says: "We accept that there is a distinction between being provocative and being hurtful. Speech whose primary purpose is to wound is inconsistent with our Vincentian and Catholic values."

Two College Republicans from DePaul defended the poster on "The O'Reilly Factor" Oct. 31.

Jorin Burkhart, the College Republican who designed the poster, told the host:

[DePaul has] all but endorsed the Black Lives Matter movement by having posters and signs up within university offices, but as soon as a student group wants to alter that slogan to point to a different group of people that we recognize as being marginalized -- they use that term a lot. I don't usually like to use that term, but I think it applies to unborn people.

O'Reilly added: "Marginalized? They’re endangered in some cases."

John Minster, the second College Republican, stated:

So the university doesn't necessarily endorse [Black Lives Matter] straight-up. They don't say, "We endorse everything that the Black Lives Matter movement stands by." However, they do prevent certain things that could potentially challenge them in any way shape or form.

We've had speakers in the past where the university essentially allowed people, under the guise of Black Lives Matter, to essentially ransack events. And in this case, they're stopping the basic Catholic value of pro-life ethics from being expressed because they are worried that it might provoke Black Lives Matter.

In a May article for Breitbart News, Minster referred to Black Lives Matter protesters as "thugs" because they interrupted his speaker event featuring Milo Yiannopoulos, an alt-right personality who mocked black actress Leslie Jones earlier this year and was banned from Twitter.

Back on Fox News, Minster stated his concern for black people who were unborn:

Twenty-eight percent of abortions in this country are African-American children, despite the fact that African-Americans make up just thirteen percent of the population. If you want to talk about Black Lives Matter, if you want to talk about not hearing people, I think standing up for those black, unborn children is an important way to start. And I think this poster certainly expressed that to some extent, but apparently DePaul has no interest in allowing that to happen.

As a matter of record, black women choose to have legal abortions, and Black Lives Matter is a protest against police violence and bigotry against black people.

Sources: Inside Higher Ed, Fox NewsBreitbart News / Photo credit: Fox News via YouTube

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