More than 2,000 wooden crosses intended for a pro-life demonstration
were stolen on the night of January 21st from a vehicle owned by the president
of the Oregon State University College Republicans. The crosses were part of
a demonstration to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme
Court decision which prohibited the states from passing laws criminalizing
College Republican President Chad Robinson had worked with members of his
organization for over 18 hours to cut and assemble the crosses for the protest.
It took members an additional one-and-a-half hours to pack them into his pick-up
truck, which he parked in a lot the night before the Roe anniversary. When
he returned to the vehicle early the next morning, he found only two crosses
left, one in the bed of the truck and the other laid across the hood.