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Anti-Abortion Group Draws Pro-Choice Crowd At EMU

As part of a three-state traveling tour, the anti-abortion group Created Equal stopped by Eastern Michigan University on Wednesday.  And as 89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan tells us, they used a JumboTron TV screen to get their message across.

"Protect women's rights" and "I stand with Planned Parenthood" were among the many pro-choice messages written in chalk on sidewalks outside the Marshall Building at EMU.  They were written by students to peacefully protest a video that showed a fetus getting aborted. 

Lexie Hall is a spokesperson for Created Equal and says their goal is not only to change people's mind about abortion with the video but to get legislation passed at the state and federal level that would limit access to abortion.

Lexie Hall: We encourage people to make sure that they're voting for people who are not going to promote abortion but want to actively end abortion.

Morgan Chaudry is a junior at Eastern and held a sign that read "Mind your own uterus."  She was joined by a group of about 20 other young women who are against legislative efforts that would limit abortion.  

Morgan Chaudry: Frankly, it's frightening being a woman and having those choices made for me by mostly men who are in the government positions.

Created Equal's Michigan campus tour also includes Oakland University, Ferris State University, and Saginaw Valley State University.

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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu

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