Skip to comments.Professor Who Vandalized Pro-Life Display Against Abortion Defends Actions
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.
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Sally Jacobsen on right at "Women's Study" reception.
Nope, sorry, destruction of other peoples' property is not protected under the First Amendment. If you take that argument to its logical end, nobody would have any property rights at all. If you take it to the extreme end and consider the body itself to be property of the individual, than battery and assault would have to be decriminalized.
Let's do an experiment: The next time you want to get home in a hurry, mash the gas pedal. When the cop busts you for going 110 in a 25 zone, just say it's your freedom of expression to drive as fast as you want. Somehow I am betting you still get the ticket.
That'll teach her the difference between speech and destruction. Hell toss a conspiracy to commit charge in there as well just to add some more jail time.
Now there's a real queen if ever I saw one.
This reminds me of people who took flags off of flagpoles a few years ago and burned them, then argued that it was their first amendment right to burn the American flag.
I might be persuaded to listen to their argument if they were talking about burning THEIR OWN flag, and not stealing somebody else's (or the public's) flag and burning it.
This professor had every right to set up her own display, even make it identical to the pro-life display, and then destroy that. Or she could make a counter display. But she has no right to destroy somebody else's display.
What a bunch of cowards! They never abort themselves, only defenseless infants. I guess they felt safe in that a cross can't defend itself and won't complain!
I noticed that the article said she is British, so after we follow your coarse of action, then we deport her.
Why do libs feel free to do this sort of thing? Due to my "W is my President" bumper sticker, I get anti-Bush notes on my car every so often (including 3 in one hour last week). That's why the sticker is taped inside the back window instead of on the bumper where they could pull it off.
So it is "freedom of speech" to deny others their freedom of speech. Typical Orwellian double-think. Censorship double-plus good!
No way! Really? LOL.
I find those signs really icky.
That really is one of the all time great bumper stickers, isn't it? Indisputably true.
Because first and foremost, radical feminism is a movement of ugly women -- their rage towards men is based primarily on their inability to get a date.
About 15 years ago a very unattractive journalist in a South American country (I think it was Uruguay) publicly accused the country's president of sexually harassing her. (Making a pass at her). He told her (in front of news cameras I think), "I would never make a pass at you. You're ugly."
I remember a couple of years ago, a chemistry professor (yes, CHEMISTRY!), was swiping the free univ. conservative newsletters in a bin out in the hall that were dismantling the whole global warming bit. She was busted because she was caught on tape! Anyone have that link of when it was posted on FR? Effin' Priceless!
No, but, if her rules hold, they should allow you to remove any bumper or window sticker thereon that you find offensive -- with whatever destructive force you choose to apply... '-)
Shouldnt that be "womyn's"? :)