Pro-life students inform, benefit campus

Student activists on campus are protesting one of the most controversial issues in the U.S. and are bringing a topic to the public eye that truly matters.

Roe v. Wade had been a hot topic of debate for 35 years. The battle between the abortion rights and anti-abortion activists is still a touchy one. And a group of TCU student activists thought the issue of abortion was worthy of even more awareness. Senior modern dance major Melinda Castro created Students for Life, a student organization that is doing just that.

Although many people cringe when forced to listen to long-winded debates over abortion, student activists are bringing to the forefront a real issue.

Texas ranks No. 3 in the number of legal abortions with 74,801 abortions performed, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Now, the 10 members of Students for Life are talking about an issue that is uncomfortable to many, but one that needs to be discussed nonetheless. Whether students agree or disagree with the group’s stance on the issue, the fact that it is being discussed is worthy of praise. These students are fighting for something they believe in and are actively involving themselves in a nationwide debate.

It’s nice to see students on campus talk about something of substance. Although politics, religion and even campus administration issues are all important topics, debating controversial issues such as this one – despite the controversial nature of the topic – is admirable.