LITTLE ELM (CBSDFW.COM) – Teens at one local high school see disturbing images everyday as they walk into class.
An anti-abortion demonstrator has been using graphic anti-abortion signs to spread his message outside Little Elm High School for the past couple of weeks.
But now, some parents who think he’s gone too far have started a counter demonstration against Todd Bullis and his message.
Bullis stands on a street corner outside Little Elm High School every day with a poster of an aborted fetus. He says he’s with the abolitionist society of little elm and calls abortion, an injustice.
“I’m trying to expose this injustice, the way we exposed child labor, slavery, civil rights issues, Vietnam war. All of these things were done through graphic images,” explains Todd Bullis, from the Abolitionist Society of Little Elm.
Some Little Elm High students say the images are too graphic.
“I think abortion is completely wrong and the pictures on his sign are not something that should be in front of a school,” said Little Elm senior Skylar Baker. “I have a little sister. She’s in daycare and she doesn’t need to be seeing those images.”
“I don’t understand why he’s still here, because just about everyone who’s passed by has already had his flyers and pamphlets,” said Little Elm junior Clay Wiley. “Our campus is just littered with them. He’s got his point across.”
Some parents have started their own demonstration in an effort to draw attention away from Bullis. They call themselves the “goofy sign brigade.” They want to show you can disagree with someone and it doesn’t have to get ugly.
“We just want to detract from the violent images that man has on his signs. There’s an elementary school down the road that way, there’s an elementary school down the road that way,” said Mary Watkins.
Watkins is pro-life and has participated in pro-life demonstrations, but she says you can go too far.
“I’ve got a high school student and they just kinda think this guy’s crazy. He chases them down, he tells them they’re going to hell, and they’re just like, ‘Whatever dude, we’re going to school.'”
“I do understand and I care about how they feel,” said Bullis. “The issue at hand though is 3,500 to 4,000 babies are being killed and it’s a hidden topic, so when the kids see these images and they ask their parents what they are, they need to tell them.”
Watkins says if Bullis gets rid of the graphic signs, they’ll go away. For now, Bullis isn’t budging.
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