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University Prepares Response to Abortion Display Vandalism, Prof to Retire
LifeNews ^ | April 16, 2006 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 04/17/2006 4:53:32 PM PDT by rhema

Highland Heights, KY -- Officials at Northern Kentucky University are preparing an official statement to faculty and students at the college in response to a professor and her students vandalizing a pro-life display meant to oppose abortion. Meanwhile the professor involved is slated to retire in a few weeks. Last week, NKU British literature professor Sally Jacobsen and several of her students destroyed a display of hundreds of crosses pro-life students have put up in the grass outside the student center to talk about the 47 million unborn babies who have been killed via abortion.

Campus police are investigating the vandalism and criminal charges and university sanctions could result.

Chris Cole, a spokesman for NKU president James Votruba has said more than 100 emails have been received from faculty and staff concerned about the implications of the vandalism and denying the free speech rights of the campus Right to Life group.

"The tenor has been, 'We don't approve of or condone this.' They don't want that conduct to reflect on NKU faculty," Cole told the Cincinnati Enquirer newspaper.

He indicated that the university will definitely take action against Jacobson and the students involved once the police investigation has concluded.

"I think it will be telling our campus community that NKU doesn't condone what took place Wednesday night, and there is an investigation going on, and action will be taken," he told the Cincinnati paper.

Jacobson has admitted encouraging students in her class to engage in the vandalism but would not comment to the media about whether she was involved. However, a reporter from the student newspaper caught the professor on camera ripping up a sign set up next to the crosses.

The Enquirer reports that Jacobson is set to retire in a few weeks but did not elaborate as to whether the retirement was planned or is a result of her involvement 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 last week after the incident.

Responding to her comments, Votruba, the NKU president, said, "I don't know if she was pulling up the crosses, but I think she was out there with the students. If so, as far as I'm concerned, she went outside the conditions of her employment."

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; retirement; sallyjacobsen; vandalism
Dr. Sally Jacobson tears down the main "Cemetery of Innocents" sign displayed by the campus pro-life group.


1 posted on 04/17/2006 4:53:34 PM PDT by rhema
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To: rhema

This old bat actually thinks abortion is "private".


2 posted on 04/17/2006 4:55:57 PM PDT by muawiyah (-)
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To: rhema; maica
express their freedom of speech rights to destroy the display

Destroying someone else's property is speech???

3 posted on 04/17/2006 4:58:58 PM PDT by Freee-dame
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To: muawiyah

When a mother can claim the child's DNA is 100% her own then perhaps (and an extremely large perhaps it is), she can claim ownership of the child - just like any other slave holder.


4 posted on 04/17/2006 4:59:11 PM PDT by Socratic ("I'll have the roast duck with the mango salsa.")
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To: rhema

She recieved over 100 emails from faculty and staff. I wonder how many she recieved from FReepers, I sent one.


5 posted on 04/17/2006 5:02:52 PM PDT by jazusamo (-- Married a WAC in '65 and I'm still reenlisting. :-)
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To: Freee-dame



I wondered about that too.lol And sadly she's been teaching people for years.


6 posted on 04/17/2006 5:03:56 PM PDT by SouthernFreebird
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To: Freee-dame

"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 last week after the incident."


What a moron. Would turnabout be fair play, Ms. Jacobsen? Could we come destroy your property if it represented a position we didn't agree with? She is so typical of these types - free speech for me, none for thee.



7 posted on 04/17/2006 5:04:22 PM PDT by Cecily
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To: Freee-dame

It is her freedom of expression, followed by the democratic decision of the Right to Life club members to press charges by filing a police report!


9 posted on 04/17/2006 5:05:36 PM PDT by maica (You are being lied to. By elements in the media determined that Iraq must fail. - Ralph Peters)
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To: rhema

Hopefully they will fire her BEFORE she reaches retirement and will lose any pension provided by the college.


10 posted on 04/17/2006 5:07:52 PM PDT by Tuscaloosa Goldfinch
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To: rhema
I hope the citizens of Northern Kentucky "express their freedom of speech rights" until this psychopathic babykiller has to flee the country to get a good night's rest.
11 posted on 04/17/2006 5:08:42 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: rhema

That Photo should be circulated with the caption "College Professor and Students Trample Babies' Grave Markers". I will concede, though, that it may be the Christian symbol that they find satisfying to desecrate, more than the memorial markers of killed babies.


13 posted on 04/17/2006 5:15:17 PM PDT by RedQuill
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To: RedQuill

I wonder if anyone has thought to put up crosses of different colors. Black for the African-American babies that have died, brown for the Hispanic, and white or pink for Caucasian. Seeing the disparities should cause our African-American brothers and sisters to think about what the abortion industry has done to their race. God Forgive us all.


14 posted on 04/17/2006 5:25:10 PM PDT by Tampa Caver
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To: Tampa Caver

Now, I think that is a brilliant idea!!!


15 posted on 04/17/2006 5:47:47 PM PDT by susannah59
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To: rhema
Different generations, same genocidal leftist ideaology.

16 posted on 04/17/2006 5:50:03 PM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: Tampa Caver

Where can we get a breakdown of abortions by race?


17 posted on 04/17/2006 5:51:45 PM PDT by pennboricua
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To: pennboricua
Google "abortion race statistics" and the first link goes to AbortionFacts.com for 1995 stats. 57.8% are white, 33.9% Black.
18 posted on 04/17/2006 5:53:59 PM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: rhema

Retro-active abortion for miz jacobson.


19 posted on 04/17/2006 5:54:31 PM PDT by feedback doctor (Liberalism is like a religion....islam)
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To: Cecily

I don't agree with the political statement that she makes with her car. I guess she agrees with my right to destory her car. Now, where'd I leave my Truckasaurus?


20 posted on 04/17/2006 5:56:08 PM PDT by Teacher317
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To: LibLieSlayer

What makes that ugly comment any better than her tearing up a display?


21 posted on 04/17/2006 5:58:24 PM PDT by justche (www.SoHelpMeGod.com - OPERATION THANK YOU! Check it out~)
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To: Tuscaloosa Goldfinch

Big exactly bump.


22 posted on 04/17/2006 6:01:34 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (Wear Red on Fridays to support the troops!!)
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To: mvpel
Thanks I found it look at Washington D.C., if I were a conspiratorial person I would almost believe that they would rather the black population be kept to a minimum.
23 posted on 04/17/2006 6:04:40 PM PDT by pennboricua
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To: Freee-dame
"Destroying someone else's property is speech???"

Why should that be such a stretch for such leftists? They seem perfectly content with the notion of murdering innocent children in the womb peddled as "free choice" for a woman! From this worldview, destroying a few stupid wooden crosses as an expression of "free speech" makes sense!

24 posted on 04/17/2006 6:24:38 PM PDT by Bob Mc
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To: rhema
"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 last week after the incident.

I think this statement shows some progress being made by conservatives on campus. She didn't advocate this during class. Now, if she would realize she doesn't have the right to destroy other people's property, that would be better.

25 posted on 04/17/2006 6:31:37 PM PDT by Betty Jane
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To: rhema

Let me guess. She teaches geography.


26 posted on 04/17/2006 6:31:53 PM PDT by NeonKnight (We don't believe you, you need more people.)
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To: pennboricua
Thanks I found it look at Washington D.C., if I were a conspiratorial person I would almost believe that they would rather the black population be kept to a minimum.

That was an openly-stated goal of eugenecist Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood.

27 posted on 04/17/2006 6:33:16 PM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: Tampa Caver
Seeing the disparities should cause our African-American brothers and sisters to think about what the abortion industry has done to their race.

Blackgenocide.org

28 posted on 04/17/2006 6:41:40 PM PDT by Alouette (Psalms of the Day: 90-96)
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To: mvpel
Re: your posting #16:

Stinging comparison! Appropriate and perfect.

29 posted on 04/17/2006 7:08:22 PM PDT by StopGlobalWhining (Only 3 1/2-5% of atmospheric CO2 is the result of human activities. 95-96.5% is from natural sources)
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To: rhema

Good for the NKU administration if they follow through. I would guess that most college administrations wouldn't do anything at all when the offenders were feminists or members of a "protected group."


30 posted on 04/17/2006 7:25:54 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Alouette

I believe that I heard recently that 40% of the black babies to unwed mothers are aborted. Does anyone know if that is correct?
Shameful. Shameful. The church should stand up.


31 posted on 04/17/2006 7:36:26 PM PDT by Tampa Caver
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To: rhema

Fetal suicide


32 posted on 04/17/2006 7:46:32 PM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: Old Professer
Fetal suicide


33 posted on 04/17/2006 7:55:02 PM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: Tampa Caver; Alouette

When you factor it as a per capita percentage for a race, it's significantly higher for blacks and latinos than whites.


34 posted on 04/17/2006 8:19:37 PM PDT by right-wingin_It
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To: rhema

"Dr. Sally Jacobson," a member of the Abortion Jihadi's. The opinions of all you commoners doesn't count, I, Dr. Sally Jacobson, have decided for everyone. Now shoo!


35 posted on 04/17/2006 8:37:55 PM PDT by Rembrandt (We would have won Viet Nam w/o Dim interference.)
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To: justche

I was just blowing off steam at ignorance, while she was actively violating people's first amendment rights.

I guess after hearing Sean interview a woman that leads a faux-religious group that is protesting at our Fallen Heroes funerals (and shouting the meanest of obscenities, while damning those that gave ALL of themselves in our defense), I just needed to vent. This leftist anti-American POS just happen to push my button.

LLS


36 posted on 04/17/2006 8:56:25 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Preserve America... kill terrorists... destroy dims!)
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To: mvpel
57.8% are white, 33.9% Black.

so, using ballpark figures for demographic representation, with whites constituting @70% and blacks @13% of the general population...

57.8:70//33.9:13

.825//2.607

blacks are having abortions at disproportionately high rates in comparison to whites, at a little over 4-to-1 when adjusted for population representation.

appalling

37 posted on 04/17/2006 11:32:38 PM PDT by King Prout (The UN 1967 Outer Space Treaty is bad for America and bad for humanity - DUMP IT.)
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To: King Prout

"Votruba, the NKU president, said, 'I don't know if she was pulling up the crosses, but I think she was out there with the students'"

Um .... she's STANDING on top of the display, wielding a stick.


38 posted on 04/18/2006 6:51:40 AM PDT by Disturbin (Hey Hey, Ho Ho, The Crimaliens Have Got to GO)
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To: rhema
The University has taken down her home page, but is is cached on google. Here she is.


39 posted on 04/18/2006 8:00:01 AM PDT by Rodney King (No, we can't all just get along.)
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To: rhema

This is her on the far right. She has gone downhill (as if that was possible) since her visit to the Sphinx.

40 posted on 04/18/2006 8:03:13 AM PDT by Rodney King (No, we can't all just get along.)
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