The Bootcamp Where Students Train To Be Pro-Life Foot Soldiers

  • Published on Aug 7, 2019
  • The circle of students sat quietly, scribbling down answers to the prompt they’d just been given: “Write down three similarities between the Holocaust and abortion.”
    After a minute or two, they launched into discussion. Innocent people were, and are, being killed, they said. The Nazis discriminated against the Jews, just as “the unborn” face discrimination today. Bystanders aren’t doing enough to stand up against injustice.
    Sarah Ruiz, the Texas A&M University senior leading the group, added another idea. Sometimes, she said, people who support abortion rights will say they wouldn’t get an abortion but they don’t want to stop anyone else from getting one.
    “You can draw parallels ... to slavery, to child abuse, to animal cruelty,” she told her students, as other clusters of students debated the same topic nearby. “‘Well, I wouldn't kill my neighbor. But what you do is up to you. I wouldn't beat my child. But what you do is up to you. I don't like slavery, don’t own a slave.’
    “You can plug in literally anything into that.”
    As Ruiz spoke, her voice soft and solemn, her pupils nodded along, their faces determined. This was, after all, very serious business: If they could convince someone that abortion in the United States is a holocaust, they might be able to keep them from getting one - and save a life.
    Welcome to pro-life boot camp.
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Comments • 2 994

  • Gabriel Wang
    Gabriel Wang 20 minutes ago +1

    19:53 he looks so annoyed at her😂😂😂lmao

  • Sarah Khaled
    Sarah Khaled Day ago

    Crazy religious people

  • sieanna gomez
    sieanna gomez Day ago

    They really only in it for the scholarship

  • sieanna gomez
    sieanna gomez Day ago


  • Annbrial Lawrence
    Annbrial Lawrence 2 days ago

    They're pro life, but I bet you these are the same assholes that complain about and shame women who use government assistance.

  • Mutant Monkey
    Mutant Monkey 2 days ago

    Those pro life people do the same brainwashing like the Nazis did
    They also thought they where in the right

  • Luca Russo
    Luca Russo 3 days ago +1

    All the guys are gay lol and I’m a twink so don’t come at me

  • Abby
    Abby 4 days ago

    I wish AI would just wipe us out and take over. They'd run this world far better than humans ever could. The climate crisis is burning us alive, but all these deluded, ignorant egomaniacs can do is play the saviour over potentials with no sentience. And such bold lies to be warped behind such soft words-- but that's always the way with these holier-than-thou types. Time may be short for our species, but not in the way they fear. If only they knew how complacent they were in our destruction. I can only hope posthumanism will let us prevail in some way, even if it's just a fragment of our former selves.

  • Matthew Fuller
    Matthew Fuller 4 days ago

    Yeah I’m gonna let someone with NOOO life experience and still a virgin decide the fate of me and mine. Uh huh sure. Asylum Canada?

  • Combat Edits
    Combat Edits 4 days ago

    Everyone should go watch Dr A Levatino's address at the House Judiciary Committee. Let's see how willing you are to support abortion after.

  • Filip Mazur
    Filip Mazur 4 days ago

    Holocaust and abortion... I cant even... how about you just let a person choose what they want.

  • madamewho
    madamewho 4 days ago

    It will be ILLEGAL.... you really think the women will not suffer?!!!

  • madamewho
    madamewho 4 days ago

    Loooool 11:57

  • John Sampson
    John Sampson 4 days ago

    It's so heartwarming to see good young people who aren't all about casual sex, hookup culture, hedonism and irresponsibility which unfortunately leads to abortions.

  • Shannon Moroz
    Shannon Moroz 5 days ago

    Your not pro life your anti choice

  • Z W
    Z W 5 days ago

    The fact that they have the nerve to compare the Holocaust to abortion is disgusting. That claim is, in a way, anti-semitic, even if they are not trying to be so.

  • Jenn Rebo
    Jenn Rebo 5 days ago

    I appreciated this journalist/reporter he was very pleasant yet asked some damn good questions.
    16:31 the things people will do to pay for school 🙄

  • gremlin lad
    gremlin lad 5 days ago

    idk about anyone else, but i feel personally offended that they’re comparing abortion to the holocaust. they’re gonna pull muscles with those stretches.

  • Kevin L
    Kevin L 5 days ago

    Brain washed youth. I hope the fbi keeps track of these psychos

  • Olivia Kellett
    Olivia Kellett 5 days ago

    They say they 'support' women going to get an abortion by encouraging them not to go through with it... Fine then, continue your 'support' through out that woman's pregnancy and child's life. Support her with the night feeds, help her hold down a job and offer childcare support, and eventually help her to get that kid into a good college. You over privileged fucks!

  • McShady
    McShady 5 days ago

    gotta love the bullshit typical pro-choice arguments in the comments. If it's selfish to have children you can't afford then why are you having sex? why are you sleeping around? why are you ok with killing a baby that feels every ounce of pain? It's easy to attack white Christians when you are brainwashed by liberal media and can't even create a personal argument. these kids are learning about the facts and how to communicate their ideas and beliefs. consent to sex is consent to pregnancy because sex was created to cause pregnancy. Abortion is selfish because you create a human being just to get off! now you say its better to kill the child! you actually think being poor is so terrible? then let us just execute everyone who falls below the poverty line! lets just kill everyone who's experiencing a hard time in their lives! foster care you ask? why don't you look up how long a newborn is left in foster care! newborns are adopted exponentially quickly. but hey just keep hoeing around and pretend your actions have no consequences. it amazes how far liberals will go to break down society and cheapen human life!

  • holly morgan
    holly morgan 6 days ago

    This interviewer is very likable

  • Elyse Parker
    Elyse Parker 6 days ago

    It often seems to me that the ignore the possibility that an abortion could be for a medical reason. It just seems like wanting to abolish it is simplifying what can be a really difficult decision with a lot of facets.

  • Hi_Welcome To_Chili’s

    Kind of cultish.

  • Nirvana
    Nirvana 6 days ago

    People don’t get an abortion because the patriarchy says women are “inherently disempowered”, women get abortions because they aren’t ready to be mothers. You can’t force someone to want a kid

  • Nirvana
    Nirvana 6 days ago

    You shouldn’t have a child unless you are 100% ready. A child is not a punishment. Children shouldn’t be born into homes where they’re unwanted and can’t be properly taken care of

  • Zoe Følstad
    Zoe Følstad 6 days ago +1

    Im sorry but 3:58... im not an obstetrician but in med school i did do a part on abortion... and this is not how its done. At all. Nothing is "torn" from the fetus. That's an incorrect description and visual. I have absolutely no problem with a person believing in the pro life cause, but at least properly educate them. You can be prolife while also understanding that every woman should be able to choose. They aren't mutually exclusive.

    Edit: 4:33 SCIENCE DOES NOT TELL US THAT science says life begins when the the fetus can develop brainwaves, around four-five months when the spinal cord is fully formed and properly attached to the brain (life technically begins at consciousness and opinions as to when that begins is varied)

  • Zoë Telesco
    Zoë Telesco 6 days ago

    Would about teaching them how to deal with people dealing with mental illnesses stemming from on want, from hate or even extreme poverty becouse the mother wasn't ready to deal.

  • SarcasticSpirit
    SarcasticSpirit 6 days ago

    Well I hope they're vegan otherwise they're total hypocrites.

  • Patrick Kelly
    Patrick Kelly 6 days ago

    cooco for coco puffs

  • Dylan McConnell
    Dylan McConnell 6 days ago

    This is some insane bullshit.

  • Lizzy Borden
    Lizzy Borden 7 days ago

    Imagine if they minded their business and contributed something meaningful to society instead of being shrill busybodies.

  • Mica DeCaprio
    Mica DeCaprio 7 days ago +1

    Way to go Pro-Life Gen!

  • Erica Windear
    Erica Windear 7 days ago

    He was mad as shit that she interrupted...19:57

  • Erica Windear
    Erica Windear 7 days ago

    That long as pause at 11:32 😂😂😂😂got emmm

  • Erica Windear
    Erica Windear 7 days ago

    I thought sex Ed was where you learned to be in someone's vagina 🤔🤦

  • Little Bombshell
    Little Bombshell 7 days ago

    Yeah, in the United States we are discriminating against an entire group of people... But it isn't the unborn. Just look at our own concentration camps at the border.
    These people make me sick.

  • Deathisonlyme
    Deathisonlyme 8 days ago

    The real question you should ask yourself is do any of us need to be born in this worthless world we call earth when humanity its self is as ignorant as these people

  • dancemaniac
    dancemaniac 8 days ago

    Coming from a religious community, this type of brainwashing and propaganda is all too familiar to me. Just wait till some of them actually go outside of their little bubbles.

  • IIIShmeeIII
    IIIShmeeIII 8 days ago

    Aww I remember when I was admittedly pro-life. How cringey. These kids have probably never stepped foot out their little white bread town let alone out of the country.

  • Tara Rose
    Tara Rose 8 days ago

    So he asks them if their training includes critical thinking about both sides of the issue and the answer is someone else has done the critical thinking for them... so the answer is no. That's insane.

  • cc Xo
    cc Xo 8 days ago

    Just out of curiosity, when people say they are pro life, are they just referring to unborn babies or does that include all life, like animals? I believe everyone has a right to their own opinions, but I would love to know. I just cant see that someone is prolife and still eats meat and animal byproducts, but please enlighten me!

  • Amrutha P. Viswanath
    Amrutha P. Viswanath 8 days ago +1

    Lol why don't they all turn vegetarian/vegan then?

  • The royal giant GAMER

    They played the Holocaust films to play on there emotions I thought that was brain washing. A very heavy course. Drawing them in with the promise of money. Now they have a little army.

  • Henry Wood
    Henry Wood 9 days ago

    Straight brain washing.

  • The Braying Ass
    The Braying Ass 9 days ago

    @24:20 Dude smacked an epiphany on your ass! Now, go unto the masses and share this revelation.

  • Joy Scott
    Joy Scott 9 days ago

    It never made sense to me why women would want to give up sovereignty over their bodies for the sake of fake and arbitrary moral constraints.
    Women are naturally able to bear offspring, it makes sense that they regulate when and where they have said offspring.

  • Gary-Alan Hopkins
    Gary-Alan Hopkins 9 days ago

    These are the same people who go out and eat a burger, steak, chicken, fish, eggs or drink milk. They have no problem killing non-human beings by the billions yet they want to control what women do with an unborn fetus. Based on bias inaccurate information. Do me a favor a go jump off a cliff.

  • Earl Rogers
    Earl Rogers 9 days ago

    I'd love to shoot my load in all of these women

  • Kehbii Boo
    Kehbii Boo 9 days ago

    I bet you at least one of these girls wouldn't be so pro-life if they ended up pregnant lol.

  • Brittany Churchill
    Brittany Churchill 9 days ago

    If people where killing puppies in the numbers that people are aborting babies... it would be a outrage

  • Allen Waker
    Allen Waker 9 days ago

    We need a counter group to this

  • haga059
    haga059 9 days ago

    To protect the world? Take care of the ones living already first by continuing planned parenthood to underserved community you hypocrites.

  • Brittney Ferguson
    Brittney Ferguson 9 days ago

    right to life means nothing without a right to a good quality of life, which most all people who chose abortion think about again and again. We do not need more suffering children in this country, especially in these political times of giving to the rich and taking from the poor. Either get on board with public assistance programs to help mothers support these children, or sit down and keep your pro life agenda to yourself and your church.

  • Zainab Nasiba Mkhabele.

    *They use false stats and videos to form young student minds. This is a new form of propaganda. They say that it's similar in nazi Germany times and I agree but not in the genocide but in the propaganda and indoctrination*

  • Coomans Sarah
    Coomans Sarah 9 days ago

    The only regret I had after having a abortion is that I forgot to ask if I could see what they had removed.

  • thatguybrad
    thatguybrad 9 days ago

    This is just propaganda at this point, force feeding these people with your way of thinking

  • Serendipity
    Serendipity 9 days ago

    Yeah, these kids aren't learning how think critically only how to spout someone else's beliefs.
    vi " Expections & Requirements" says it all,
    "As fellows, you are now affiliated with 'Texas Right to Life' and as such (no matter what you believe personally or politically) we 'expect' you to uphold *our* mission and *our* values."
    Talk about brainwashing. How is it possible that this course gives college/university credit when if doesn’t "teach" kids anything. They are young and impressionable without life experience and Texas Right to Life is taking advantage of that.

  • Alex Girl
    Alex Girl 10 days ago


  • Jacob Martin
    Jacob Martin 10 days ago

    These poor kids are so brainwashed it’s terrifying