Here's a simple math equation: T-shirts + abortion = controversy.
Tensions ran high on Monday, after T-shirts reading "I had an abortion" were sold on the University of North Carolina Wilmington campus, WECT reports .
The shirts were on sale as part of a book signing and discussion lead by abortion rights advocate, Jennifer Baumgardner. The shirts are meant to help destigmatize abortion and help people talk about their experience, according to WWAY.
A few students protested the shirts by wearing some of their own that said, "I haven't killed a baby."
One protester told the station that abortion is "unpraiseworthy."
RH Realitycheck's Robin Marty writes that the protesters misconstrued the abortion shirt's intent:
Perhaps the protesters got the shirts confused with these ones from Cafe Press which actually do praise abortion.
There's a vast difference between erasing stigma and "seeking praise," but I suppose for those who believe each of the one in three women who have had abortions should be ashamed to admit it, anything other than regret is wrong.