‘I wanted to have a conversation’: Professor defends showing up to pro-life event with students

‘I wanted to have a conversation’: Professor defends showing up to pro-life event with students

A professor from the College of Lake County in Grayslake, Illinois, has defended her decision to show up to a pro-life event after two brief videos of the altercation were posted on the Students for Life of America’s Facebook page.

The pro-life event was part of the #TheyFeelPain tour, a program geared toward educating students on “the barbaric nature of late-term abortion,” especially given that “many states are still behind the ball on passing 20-week bans,” according to the anti-abortion group.

In the brief clips, Professor Beth Chaitman is seen talking with some of the Students for Life demonstrators. In one of the Facebook posts, Students for Life states that Chaitman “brought her class to come and protest us,” something Chaitman disputes.

“It was not during class time. Class had not started. Students came before class and told me and several faculty members what was going on. I said, ‘I’m going to get some coffee, and if you want to come, you can come,’” she told The College Fix in an interview via email.

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