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Feminist Studies Professor Accused of Attacking Teenage Female Pro-Life Demonstrator

During a pro-life demonstration at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), a feminist-studies professor allegedly stole a sign at a pro-life demonstration before attacking a student attempting to retrieve it.

The pro-life demonstrators, mostly from nearby Thomas Aquinas College, were standing in the free-speech zone at a demonstration on March 4 alongside large three-by-five-foot displays of graphic abortion photos before Associate Professor Mireille Miller-Young arrived. Miller-Young, who specializes in black cultural studies, pornography, and sex work, reportedly led a group of students to chant “tear down this sign,” while saying that abortion is a women’s right.

After leading the chant, Miller-Young allegedly took a sign from the group of twelve young students and stormed off with the UCSB students she was with. Then, one of the 16-year-old pro-life demonstrators, Thrin Short, followed Miller-Young to retrieve the sign, recording the incident on a video currently in the custody of Santa Barbara law-enforcement officials.

Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust, the group that trained Short and some of the other demonstrators, detailed the students’ version of the events on their website, saying that Short followed Miller-Young to a building where she confronted the professor in an elevator, trying to get the display back. Miller-Young then reportedly scratched and pushed Short before leaving via the elevator.

The remains of the sign were reportedly found destroyed. Santa Barbara law-enforcement officials are currently investigating the incident.

Via the College Fix.

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