Art Gallery Boots Pro-Life Students: ‘You Are Pro-Death!’

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A pro-abortion employee kicked pro-life students out of an art gallery on Saturday in San Francisco, California, shouting “you are pro-death” before closing the door on them.

About a dozen students perusing a Dr. Seuss-themed art display on Saturday in San Francisco’s Dennis Rae Fine Art gallery were kicked out after a pro-abortion employee realized the students were pro-life, according to the students.

The pro-life students are from Sacramento State, and had visited the art gallery after attending a Walk for Life event earlier that day. The employee was able to identify the students as pro-life due to the signs that they were carrying from the event, according to Students for Life of America.

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“Just an FYI, we’re getting kicked out, because we’re pro-life,” said a student, as the incident started being recorded.

“Good, yes, yes,” shouted the employee in agreement with the student.

“Okay, God bless you, have a good one, ma’am,” replied the pro-life activist.

As the students began to walk away, the employee continued to shout at them, in a confusing manner, appearing to suggest that she was actually pro-life on the basis of being pro-choice, and that the students were “pro-death.”

“I am pro-life. I am pro-choice. You are pro-death.” Shouted the employee, before closing the door on the students.

The owner of the art gallery, David Schach, told local NBC Bay Area news that the students were not kicked out due to their political views, but rather, because “it was late in the evening, it was about 9:15 – 9:30,” and that the art gallery was “trying to close the doors.”

The art gallery’s Facebook page, however, lists its business hours as open until 10:00 PM on Saturdays.

“We respect your rights, we respect your views, and I apologize,” said Schach.

“I felt like it was very like 1950’s,” said student Carmen Perez to NBC Bay Area, “like getting kicked out of a restaurant because of your race, but in this case, it was because of our political views.”

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