Crosses put up by pro-life group disappear from SLU campus for second time

Fifty wooden crosses put up by pro-life group have vanished once again from St. Louis University’s campus. (Credit: KMOV)

Fifty wooden crosses have vanished once again from St. Louis University’s campus.

They were put up by “Students for Life,” a pro-life group at the university.

Members of “Students for Life” said their goal is to bring awareness of the value of human life. As of late, every time they put up a display promoting their beliefs, it disappears.

“This is a very divisive issue, for a lot of people it is personal, it is personal for us too,” said Evie Cora of "Students for Life."

On Wednesday, the group set up a display meant to represent lives lost due to abortion in the United States and capital punishment and homicide in St. Louis.

By Friday morning, the crosses were gone.

“I come back from my class and find out most of the abortion crosses are gone and also some of the crosses from the homicide and capital punishment,” said Cora.

This is the second time in a week and a half the cross display has disappeared.

University police are still investigating the first incident that occurred on October 17.

“We included a sign encouraging people to reach out to us and we included our contact information encouraging that dialogue ... It was shocking someone would see that information and disregard our attempts to reach out to them.”

The group said they feel targeted and they want whoever is responsible to know their actions are not going unnoticed.

“Keep stealing the crosses - do it, that is not going to tear down the movement,” Cora said. “Makes us more fired up, lets come back bigger and better than ever.”

The president of SLU said he does not condone what is happening and the Department of Public Safety is working to find who is responsible.

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