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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: ahayes

Dr. Sally Jacobsen shown with The Sphinx in London

21 posted on 04/15/2006 5:45:16 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta (A man's first duty is to his honor and conscience.)
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To: You Dirty Rats
Go to the library and collect books she doesn't like for burning?

[Librarian] was put under “investigation” by OSU’s Office of Human Resources after three professors filed a complaint of discrimination and harassment against him, saying that the book suggestions made them feel “unsafe.”
FR link

22 posted on 04/15/2006 5:45:31 PM PDT by kanawa (My dog ate my tagline)
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To: rhema
She's simply a brown shirt.

Her "rights" supersede all others.
23 posted on 04/15/2006 5:46:43 PM PDT by DB ()
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To: rhema

Do my free speech rights extend to busting this nutcase in the chops?


24 posted on 04/15/2006 5:47:34 PM PDT by Doohickey (Democrats are nothing without a constituency of victims.)
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To: rhema

Here's her home page and contact info. She is also (suprise) the diretor of Womens Studies.

http://www.nku.edu/~jacobsen/


25 posted on 04/15/2006 5:49:39 PM PDT by OSHA (Liberal Utopia: When they shoot people going over the wall.)
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To: rhema
Alright folks, the libs have set the precedent.

When you see a liberal display you do not like, your 'free speech' allows you to destroy it.

26 posted on 04/15/2006 5:51:22 PM PDT by technomage (NEVER underestimate the depths to which liberals will stoop for power.)
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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?

I have a slightly different take on that. Perhaps part of the reason she's overweight and rabidly "pro-choice" now is because as a young woman, she had an abortion and is still in denial about the negative psychological and emotional impact that had on her.

All of that fits with typical "post-abortion syndrome" symptoms. (That's not to say that all overweight women have had abortions; just an observation.)

27 posted on 04/15/2006 5:51:36 PM PDT by Prov3456
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To: rhema

Tenure means...
...never having to say you're sorry...


28 posted on 04/15/2006 5:52:21 PM PDT by VOA
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To: rhema
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."

Yes. Being "slapped in the face" with the truth that the unborn are human life can take its toll on the soul. That's why it's "agonizing" for those with a conscience left in them. It's called the guilt of the sin of murder.

29 posted on 04/15/2006 5:52:32 PM PDT by uptoolate
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To: Slings and Arrows

LOL!!!!!


30 posted on 04/15/2006 5:53:05 PM PDT by uptoolate
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To: madprof98
I'm guessing that she is the heavier of the two.

Thank you for saying...
what I was only brave enough to think.
31 posted on 04/15/2006 5:53:43 PM PDT by VOA
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I'd like to test her tolerance to mace or pepper spray.In their own twisted minds,these idiots think that they are enlightened.


32 posted on 04/15/2006 5:56:38 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (Every time a toilet flushes,another liberal gets his brains.)
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To: madprof98

I'll be danged...looks like she could have been the trimmer one.

http://www.nku.edu/~jacobsen/

Looks like the hefty one was providing "muscle" for this elegant excercise
of First Amendment rights.


33 posted on 04/15/2006 5:58:14 PM PDT by VOA
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To: Prov3456
Anecdotal from me too...

..Someone in my church....when in her younger days, had 2 abortions....2!!

I think she hasn't recovered from the guilt....she carries around a very large pronounced belly....

..and is constantly seeking doctors and medicines for 'vague ailments'....

...Sad.

34 posted on 04/15/2006 5:58:52 PM PDT by Guenevere
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To: rhema

Oh great. A college 'professor' who doesn't understand our 1st Amendment.

Lovely.


35 posted on 04/15/2006 6:00:04 PM PDT by Lorianne
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To: gondramB
But President Jim Votruba said Jacobsen is wrong - free speech doesn't
extend to vandalism and theft.


Looks like ole Jim Vortruba should have called on-the-way-out
Harvard president Lawrence Summers.

He could have told Vortruba about the "Liberal/Academic" exemption
to that ancient concept that free speech doesn't extend to vandalism
and theft.
36 posted on 04/15/2006 6:01:32 PM PDT by VOA
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To: VOA

Another stereotype shattered.


37 posted on 04/15/2006 6:02:24 PM PDT by madprof98
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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?

Bingo! I have wondered this for years!

38 posted on 04/15/2006 6:03:11 PM PDT by ExtremeUnction
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To: Slings and Arrows

I think they're jealous that they can't get abortions too. Or something.


39 posted on 04/15/2006 6:03:35 PM PDT by stands2reason
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To: rhema

Cool! And *my* free speech rights allow me to trash her car! Right??


40 posted on 04/15/2006 6:04:09 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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