On April 16 2014, the Pro-Life group at Tulane University in New Orleans posted 3,600 pink and blue flags in the campus’s main quad. The group set up a table with a sign that read “3,600 babies will be aborted today” or something of the sort. In protest, feminists and pro-choicers got together and made a sign that read “3,600 women will exercise their right to their own choice today.” 

Throughout the day, more students in favor of women’s rights to their own body joined the counter-protest until the pro-choice side had more than three times more people than the opposing side. Students engaged in hour-long impromptu debates with each other, and spoke to passers-by to inform them of the triggering actions being performed by the other side. 

After over four hours of counter-protesting, the discussions ended when the pro-life side packed up and left. This has sparked talk about official and mediated discussions. This is the beginning of a lot of change on this campus.

On April 16 2014, the Pro-Life group at Tulane University in New Orleans posted 3,600 pink and blue flags in the campus’s main quad. The group set up a table with a sign that read “3,600 babies will be aborted today” or something of the sort. In protest, feminists and pro-choicers got together and made a sign that read “3,600 women will exercise their right to their own choice today.”

Throughout the day, more students in favor of women’s rights to their own body joined the counter-protest until the pro-choice side had more than three times more people than the opposing side. Students engaged in hour-long impromptu debates with each other, and spoke to passers-by to inform them of the triggering actions being performed by the other side.

After over four hours of counter-protesting, the discussions ended when the pro-life side packed up and left. This has sparked talk about official and mediated discussions. This is the beginning of a lot of change on this campus.