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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Unbelievable. What did the notes say????
You can't make this stuff up. Good grief.
Thanx for the ping but I've seen this sort of 'liberal tolerance' too often. What a sad and pathetic human being she must be that must defend such a heinous behavior as hiring a hit on your unborn alive child in order to feel more alive.
But see, it's ok when they do it, because they are in the right, they are on the side of good (in their minds). Us pro-lifers are evil and uncaring and we are the bad guys, so it's ok that we don't get the same rights, we don't deserve them.
which reminds me... I need to go to http://www.orderoftheserpent.com and see just what exactly that "AXE Snake-Peel" commercial is all about
And if the owners of the sign had been young enough, Dr. Jacobsen's privacy rights might have allowed her to kill them, too.
4/14/06 @ 4:13 PM EST
While I in no way agree with abridging someone's right to free expression, I believe making a religious statement on the grounds of a public university is despicable. Why can't these uppity do-gooders keep their opinions to themselves. Abortion is a touchy subject, but so is invasion of privacy. KEEP YOUR GOD OUT OF MY CAMPUS
Amazing, isn't it? What hypocrisy!
Using this logic would mean if we painted a Nazi Swastika on her house and defended this as a free speech right and protected, she would be okay with it? The woman is just a hate filled shrew.
Hey thanks for the data. Yeah it really is scary. They are just like the Islamofacists. How do you argue with someone who thinks you're the devil and they are on the side of the angels?
I hate it when a perfectly good nasty comment gets tromped by reality. Realistically, though, she's the exception, not the norm.
Take her coat and pee all over it?
Of course if it is fur that is a given.
Never forget, the Fascists were the National Socialists.
This is supposedly her ultimate justification for her actions. As if the agonizing is going to end now that she went ballistic and tore up a pro-life display. Talk about a logical disconnect!
axe site... lamer than expected. why are they wasting money on those commercials?
dang, my bad: Order of the SerpentINE
hold on a minute...
yeah, ok - that looks like it might be crudely amusing in a lowbrow kinda way
To the left, free speech means they can say or do anything and the opposition can say and do nothing. That is their version of free speech.
Last week's notes - one was a big handmade sticky note "I'm with Stupid" with arrow pointing to my "W is My President" bumper sticker. The others were an Impeach Bush and Cheney card, and an actual inpeachment sticker literally stuck on my car window! They must seethe with hatred all the time.
She has Hillary's cankles.
You'd better drink an extra case of beer if you want to pee all over a coat that would fit that pig.