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University of Michigan Exhibit Celebrates Abortion as ‘Life-Sustaining Act’
The College Fix ^ | March 27th, 2014 | Vivian Hughbanks

Posted on 03/27/2014 6:07:01 PM PDT by Third Person

Abortion – the “life-sustaining act” of the ages.

That’s 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 women’s 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 exhibit’s 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 women’s 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 can’t 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 Michigan’s 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 Ault’s website states that “anti-choice” comments add to the richness of the conversation and sharpen critical thinking skills.


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Twisted minds.
1 posted on 03/27/2014 6:07:01 PM PDT by Third Person
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To: Third Person

They are evil beyond all rational expectation of the depths of evil.


2 posted on 03/27/2014 6:08:43 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Third Person

Celebrating Death?

The mindset of murderers.

Even the SS felt bad about what they did and had to expiate it by saying it was Due Obedience.


3 posted on 03/27/2014 6:09:42 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: Third Person

Those people are crazy. Totally warped minds.


4 posted on 03/27/2014 6:10:51 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Third Person

Craven.


5 posted on 03/27/2014 6:12:51 PM PDT by Inwoodian
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To: BenLurkin
“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.”


6 posted on 03/27/2014 6:13:38 PM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: Third Person

They think of a fetus as a ‘parasite’. Full of self-loathing. Sick beyond belief.


7 posted on 03/27/2014 6:13:57 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Third Person

For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, .....


8 posted on 03/27/2014 6:15:08 PM PDT by boycott
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To: Third Person
Ah, yes: Abortion is a "life-sustaining act." So very true.

Just as war is peace.

And freedom is slavery.

And ignorance is strength.

Wait. Hasn't somebody else already noted these things?...

9 posted on 03/27/2014 6:16:58 PM PDT by AmericanExceptionalist (Democrats believe in discussing the full spectrum of ideas, all the way from far left to center-left)
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To: Third Person
Sickening.

The elitist collegians who REALLY, REALLY, REALLY believe that their s*** doesn't stink.
THEY stink!

10 posted on 03/27/2014 6:17:23 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: little jeremiah

ping


11 posted on 03/27/2014 6:17:58 PM PDT by Third Person
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>> “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.


12 posted on 03/27/2014 6:18:17 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Third Person

Will they also be showing pictures of aborted fetuses and the instruments used to tear them apart?


13 posted on 03/27/2014 6:18:41 PM PDT by spindoctor
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To: Third Person

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....


14 posted on 03/27/2014 6:18:51 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: lightman
“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.”

It was not only a "contraceptive," it was a STERILIZER and possibly a murder weapon.

Crocodile feces??? Please....you MADE that up!!

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Pul-eeze.

15 posted on 03/27/2014 6:20:27 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Third Person

These women who have abortions...are they tested for HIV?


16 posted on 03/27/2014 6:21:38 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: cloudmountain

[ “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!


17 posted on 03/27/2014 6:23:56 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: GraceG
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.

18 posted on 03/27/2014 6:29:49 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: lightman

“Soranus, an ancient Greek”

No doubt.


19 posted on 03/27/2014 6:30:05 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: lightman
“Empower the Douche”

20 posted on 03/27/2014 6:32:37 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: cloudmountain
"It was called Recipe Not To Become Pregnant and called for crocodile feces, mixed with fermented dough, and placed in the vagina."

It's doubtful that any man would even ATTEMPT to impregnate a woman who had all that crap stuffed up her ya-ya. So right, no boom-boom, no wah-wah.

21 posted on 03/27/2014 6:36:12 PM PDT by fivecatsandadog
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To: Third Person
“Soranus, an ancient Greek physician and medical writer,"

Sor-anus? Is that another form of ancient contraception?

22 posted on 03/27/2014 6:40:17 PM PDT by fivecatsandadog
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To: Third Person

Abortion, the Life Sustaining Act????!!!

With that kind of logic, and if life sustaining acts are what we are about, then here is a “modest proposal”:

50 million babies’ lives will be sustained in very short order if all those in favor of abortion are themselves removed from this life, executed (aborted) while at the same time all future in-eutero lives are protected from abortion.

Whadyathinc?


23 posted on 03/27/2014 6:41:47 PM PDT by Repent and Believe (Promote good. Tolerate the harmless. Let evil be crushed.)
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To: Third Person; moder_ator

duplicate:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3138104/posts


24 posted on 03/27/2014 6:42:00 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: AmericanExceptionalist
Wait. Hasn't somebody else already noted these things?...

Yes, and his writings have been adopted by the radicals as a "how-to" text, not as a cautionary tale.

25 posted on 03/27/2014 6:47:24 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: Third Person

More accurately, a lifestyle-sustaining act.


26 posted on 03/27/2014 7:04:31 PM PDT by oblomov
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To: fivecatsandadog
"It was called Recipe Not To Become Pregnant and called for crocodile feces, mixed with fermented dough, and placed in the vagina."
It's doubtful that any man would even ATTEMPT to impregnate a woman who had all that crap stuffed up her ya-ya. So right, no boom-boom, no wah-wah.

Sounds good to me.

27 posted on 03/27/2014 7:25:11 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Third Person

“bold, beautiful statements to celebrate choice,”

Yeah, nothing says “bold and beautiful” like Crocodile dung.


28 posted on 03/27/2014 7:57:43 PM PDT by Politicalkiddo (The more helpless the victim, the more hideous the assault.)
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To: lightman

I’m sure it worked, if only that the smell kept the men away. Cuddling a skunk would have gotten the same results, without fear of infection.


29 posted on 03/27/2014 8:15:23 PM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian ( I once was blind, but now I see...)
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To: Third Person

Communist madness and genocide on the march, seeking no opposition to their smuggling language and twisted “natural” minds. Reminds me of the stubborn retarded people hung on Opium in China.


30 posted on 03/27/2014 9:16:06 PM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: Third Person

does a crocodile s*** in the water?


31 posted on 03/27/2014 9:47:29 PM PDT by varyouga
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To: Third Person

They can rationalize and spin it all they want.

There is a Day of Reckoning coming and they won’t escape it unless they repent now.

Laugh it off all you want, liberals.


32 posted on 03/27/2014 10:29:17 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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