Monday, January 25, 2021

Pro-life e-mail had wrong information

On Jan. 19, the MSU Students for Life sent an e-mail to all Honors College members advertising a candlelight vigil in remembrance of the lives lost to abortion. However, they had completely erroneous factual errors in their e-mail, including a statement which read: “On January 23, 1973, the United States Supreme Court made abortion legal in our country for any reason throughout all nine months of pregnancy.”

Indeed, the high court’s ruling was nothing of the sort in the 1973 Roe v. Wade case. I feel the MSU Students for Life statement created a totally false propaganda which undermined not only the integrity of their organization, but more importantly the integrity of the Supreme Court. Countless people are sure to have read the MSU Students for Life e-mail, taking to heart - blindly - what it said. I just hope students at MSU who received the e-mail were intelligent enough to have realized the inaccuracies in it.

Granted, after people, including myself, informed the MSU Students for Life of their mistake, they sent out another e-mail correcting their error. However, the harm has already been done.

I refuse to take part in any candlelight vigil because it was organized by individuals who were too lazy to send out an accurate e-mail.

Leon Boudourakis
physiology junior


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