This past Friday, members of the George Washington University Chapter of Young Americas Foundation (GW-YAF) took to University Yard to defend life when they held their annual Cemetery of Innocents.
The event is held around the time of the Roe v. Wade decision and serves as a reminder for students and faculty as to the implications of the decision. GW-YAF members placed 1,300 crosses to create a powerful memorial representing the 1.3 million abortions held annually in the United States.
Reactions were mixed from the University community, demonstrating the divisiveness of this issue. While some stopped to thank GW-YAF for their work, others sent dirty looks and a small few even stopped to question a pro-life stance. Overall, the event served as a moving reminder to the implications of abortion.