Pro-Life Attacking Professor to be Prosecuted

Readers of HE may recall the UC Santa Barbara “feminist” professor, Mereille Miller-Young, who allegedly attacked a 16 year-old girl protesting against abortion on the UC campus. The professor said she had the “moral right” to act because she was so deeply offended, and besides, she could because she “is stronger.”

Well, now Miller-Young is up for three misdemeanors. From the FNN story:

A feminist studies professor at a California state university is facing criminal charges after a videotaped run-in with a teenage pro-life demonstrator in which she snatched an anti-abortion sign and appeared to get physical with the girl.

University of California at Santa Barbara Associate Professor Mireille Miller-Young was charged with one misdemeanor count each of theft, battery and vandalism in the March 4 incident, Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce Dudley announced Friday. The charges came days after 16-year-old Thrin Short and her parents met with prosecutors.

I admit to being surprised. Attacks against the rights of pro-lifers are too often given short shrift.

If the professor is convicted, will she face discipline from the university? I bet not, but then, perhaps I will be surprised again.

Wesley J. Smith — Wesley J. Smith is a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism.

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