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Professor Who Vandalized Pro-Life Display Against Abortion Defends Actions
LifeNews.com ^ | April 14, 2006 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 04/15/2006 5:17:19 PM PDT by rhema

Highland Heights, KY -- A Northern Kentucky University professor who destroyed a pro-life display against abortion and encouraged her students to vandalize it as well is defending her actions. Dr. Sally Jacobsen, a British literature professor, called the display "silly" and said her free speech rights allowed her and others to trash the display. As LifeNews.com reported on Thursday, Jacobson and several students from her class vandalized a pro-life display of hundreds of crosses that the campus pro-life group had set up earlier in the week.

The professor and her students were caught on camera and seen by other witnesses trashing the pro-life display.

Jacobson admitted to the Cincinnati Enquirer newspaper that she and nine of her students engaged in the vandalism.

"I did, outside of class during the break, invite students to express their freedom-of-speech rights to destroy the display if they wished to," Jacobsen said.

She told the newspaper she had "no comment" as to whether she was involved, but a reporter form the NKU student newspaper caught Dr. Jacobson on camera.

Jacobson told the Enquirer she was upset by the pro-life display which she labeled a "slap in the face" to women who might be considering "the agonizing and very private decision to have an abortion."

The professor claimed it wasn't clear who put up the cross display, but members of Northern Right to Life, the campus pro-life group, received permission from the school to use the lawn outside the campus center for it.

After Dr. Jacobson and NKU students destroyed the display, members of the group decided put new crosses up in their place and camp out overnight on Thursday to make sure they weren't vandalized again.

The student group also told The Northerner student newspaper it plans to press charges with local police.

"We called the police and told them that we decided to press charges," Julie Broering, treasurer for the group, said. The decision came after members of the pro-life club held a day-long meeting and vote.

David Tobergte, an administrative sergeant with the University Police said those involved could face felony theft charges and any students could also face university sanctions regarding the incident.

Related web sites: Northern Kentucky University


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: abortion; academia; education; nku; prolife; ratcrime; ratviolence; sallyjacobsen; tenuredradicals; vandalism
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To: M203M4

Someone used some "free speech" on my car a few years back ($1,000 damage due to the left side of my car getting keyed)... Not sure if it was the "W" sticker or my Texas A&M University "Association of Former Students" sticker.

Anyway, I catch somebodies doing that again... they'd be on the receiving end of some "NY Justice" metted out by me!


101 posted on 04/15/2006 9:13:23 PM PDT by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: Rabid Dog

ping


102 posted on 04/15/2006 9:18:28 PM PDT by KittyKares
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To: technomage; rhema

Nope, only "liberals" rights of "free speech"
allow vandalism. Watch them quack duck-speak
to say just that.


103 posted on 04/15/2006 10:34:35 PM PDT by cycjec (doesn't teach or inspire or compel them to think things throughu)
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To: AZ_Cowboy
If you take that argument to its logical end, nobody would have any property rights at all.

Ayn Rand said 35 years ago that this was basically the goal of the Left, and one of the means by which they'd attempt to implement it. I remember her essay on the Free Speech Movement in 1969 or so.

104 posted on 04/15/2006 11:07:13 PM PDT by wizardoz
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To: Republican Wildcat

You've got to love these people, don't you?

I am very much amused by someone who ponders why others cannot contain their political/religious opinions while posting their own political opinions on a forum. Someday they might even realize the irony of their own post. I'm always optimistic.


105 posted on 04/15/2006 11:16:31 PM PDT by AZ_Cowboy ("There they go again...")
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To: Lancey Howard

That's a Man Baby...


106 posted on 04/16/2006 9:28:07 AM PDT by Doctor Raoul (CODE PINK has blood on their hands and they can never, never wash it off)
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Liberals live in a 1984 world.


107 posted on 04/16/2006 2:29:46 PM PDT by YdontUleaveLibs
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To: rhema

Press charges, fire, and expell.


108 posted on 04/16/2006 2:39:26 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: rhema

bump


109 posted on 04/16/2006 6:02:38 PM PDT by lowbridge (I want to die peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather. Not screaming, like his passengers.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Why is it that the women who most strongly favor abortion are the ones that no-one would ever want to impregnate?

Because a pro-abortion attitude is decidedly non-feminine.

111 posted on 04/16/2006 10:56:17 PM PDT by PeoplesRepublicOfWashington (Enhance Capitol security: Censure Cynthia!)
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To: AZ_Cowboy; BamaGirl; OldFriend

There are now people on that board comparing this professor's actions to that of Gandhi.


112 posted on 04/18/2006 8:15:15 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Republican Wildcat

There are now people on that board comparing this professor's actions to that of Gandhi.

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That's not possible. Gandhi wouldn't do something like that, he might snag his dhoti on the crosses.


113 posted on 04/18/2006 8:49:49 PM PDT by BamaGirl (The Framers Rule!)
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To: Republican Wildcat

No surprise at all that the members of the Board support this type of activity given the topic.


114 posted on 04/19/2006 5:44:44 AM PDT by OldFriend (I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.....and My Heart to the Soldier Who Protects It.)
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