Skip to comments.University of Michigan Exhibit Celebrates Abortion as ‘Life-Sustaining Act’
Posted on 03/27/2014 6:07:01 PM PDT by Third Person
Abortion the life-sustaining act of the ages.
Thats the theme behind an exhibit currently on display at the University of Michigan dedicated to defending and glamorizing the history of abortion.
4000 Years for Choice is an exhibition of posters about the age-old practices of abortion and contraception as a means to reclaim reproductive freedom as a deeply personal and life-sustaining act existing throughout all of human history, states a university webpage describing the exhibit.
The exhibit will be showcased through May 29 in the main lobby of the Lane Hall womens studies building on campus. The exhibit consists of dozens of brightly colored posters with bold words, phrases and documentation meant to highlight and celebrate all the ways in which women over the millennia have performed abortions.
As for the exhibits posters, one offers an ancient text with an abortifacient recipe: In 3000 BCE, ancient Egyptians contained a contraceptive recipe numbered Prescription Number 21. It was called Recipe Not To Become Pregnant and called for crocodile feces, mixed with fermented dough, and placed in the vagina.
Similarly, another touts: Soranus, an ancient Greek physician and medical writer, wrote about the silphium plant. He suggested that women drink the juice once a month because it not only prevents conception but also destroys anything existing.postercampaign
One poster, named Bless the Diaphragm, notes it was a popular 19th century form of contraception. Another, called Believe Crocodile Dung, mentions it was a popular spermicidal item in the past.
The Cheer Casanova poster touts the infamous womanizer for never having children because he used condoms. Empower the Douche denotes what some women at the turn of the century did to try and prevent pregnancy. And Rejoice Fumigation describes how women have been fumigating their vaginas with contraceptive vapors for thousands of years.
The exhibit has been described by feminist art exhibit reviewers as bold, beautiful statements to celebrate choice, with fresh, vital strategies and tactics for those committed to social change.
The images were created by Heather Ault, whom a University of Michigan webpage says is a visual artist, pro-choice activist, and independent scholar creating artwork to shift conversations about reproductive rights and justice.
Her work has been exhibited throughout the country. In 2011 she won the Vision Award from the Abortion Care Network for her innovative work.
Ault declined to comment to The College Fix for an interview on her art exhibit.
Without knowledge of this history, we as Americans cannot fully understand womens deeply ingrained desire to control pregnancies for the good of ourselves, our relationships, and our families, Ault explains online.
Although not on display, Ault is also the creative mind behind the 4000 Years for Choice corresponding reproductive roots note cards, which offer phrases and quotes from various pro-choice activists against colorful backdrops; expressions such as: Abortion is a gift from God, Abortion is a blessing and anything 46 million women do every year cant be immoral. notecard
One notecard quotes Merle Hoffman at saying: The act of abortion positions women at their most powerful Another quotes Soraya Chemaly: Personhood for zygotes cruelly subverts the very idea of a culture of life and potentially criminalizes every pregnant woman.
As for the display on campus, it is sponsored in part by the publicly funded Program for Sexual Rights and Reproductive Justice, an arm of the University of Michigans department of obstetrics and gynecology.
Inquiries by The College Fix into whether the Center for Sexual Rights and Reproductive Justice has an official position on the pro-choice vs. pro-life controversy, and whether an alternative viewpoint will also be addressed on campus, were met with referrals to the local Planned Parenthood.
Yet Aults website states that anti-choice comments add to the richness of the conversation and sharpen critical thinking skills.
They are evil beyond all rational expectation of the depths of evil.
The mindset of murderers.
Even the SS felt bad about what they did and had to expiate it by saying it was Due Obedience.
Those people are crazy. Totally warped minds.
They think of a fetus as a ‘parasite’. Full of self-loathing. Sick beyond belief.
For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, .....
Just as war is peace.
And freedom is slavery.
And ignorance is strength.
Wait. Hasn't somebody else already noted these things?...
The elitist collegians who REALLY, REALLY, REALLY believe that their s*** doesn't stink.
>> The act of abortion positions women at their most powerful
A woman’s sense of liberty must not be defined by having the right kill. To insist it is a necessary right is to insist women are truly inferior.
Will they also be showing pictures of aborted fetuses and the instruments used to tear them apart?
Times like this I wish I had a time machine, a coat hanger and a rather large bottle of RU-496.....
A pick every one of these dirtbags and subject them to a “life sustaining act” in their OWN first trimester....
It was not only a "contraceptive," it was a STERILIZER and possibly a murder weapon.
Crocodile feces??? Please....you MADE that up!!
These women who have abortions...are they tested for HIV?
[ In 3000 BCE, ancient Egyptians contained a contraceptive recipe numbered Prescription Number 21. It was called Recipe Not To Become Pregnant and called for crocodile feces, mixed with fermented dough, and placed in the vagina. ]
Libs think the third world is so damned great we should mandate that croc feces is the ONLY form of birth control that Obamacare covers!!!
Plus we could tell them that it is environmentally sensitive too!
Good luck with the bacterial infections... Antibiotics are not covered under Obammy care if you have used the croc feces birth control!
It would be fitting...as their lib line is a CROCK!!!
Sorry, I couldn't resist the pun...or rather two-thirds of a pun...P U.
Oops, sorry again.
“Soranus, an ancient Greek”