#BlackLivesMatter. But only sometimes. Today I came across a video that was aired on CNN of a woman from St. Louis critiquing the Black Lives Matter movement.

“You’re tearing up communities over thugs and criminals”.

I remember hearing about the death of 9 year old Jamyla Bolden. I remember the painful silence from the Black Lives Matter movement.

If they want to say say black lives matter, then they have to act like the innocent black lives matter, not the thugs and criminals. Where was the anger when Jamyla’s life was taken by drive by shooters? What about the thousands of black lives that are lost to abortion every single day? Do they not matter?

Not to the black lives matter movement.

“[Martin Luther] King [Jr.] once said, “The Negro cannot win as long as he is willing to sacrifice the lives of his children for comfort and safety.” How can the “Dream” survive if we murder the children? Every aborted baby is like a slave in the womb of his or her mother. . . . If the Dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is to live, our babies must live. Our mothers must choose life. If we refuse to answer the cry of mercy from the unborn, and ignore the suffering of the mothers, then we are signing our own death warrants.”

I am the vice president of the Young American’s for Freedom chapter at Gettysburg College. Over the past few months the topic of race has been the primary narrative on campus. Here, there seems to be a good amount of BLM supporters and advocates.

I took this scenario as an opportunity to preach conservative values. When I came across posters created by the Students for Life at Purdue University, I thought we could make similar posters to begin the discussion about the negative implications of abortion on the African American community.

Soon enough, the campus was in an uproar. We were told to take down posters by the administration. We put up more in response. We were threatened and harassed by students. Accused of causing a “chilly climate” on campus by the Chief Diversity Officer.

We were accused of making fun of black children and women.

In reality, we actually want to protect the black children and women out there. We’re doing what the BLM movement should be doing.