While I know we winning with this generation on abortion, we still have a long way to go, especially with the those in our parent’s generation who run our schools and universities.
Last week as Students for Life of America was on the University of Michigan campus with our What Has Roe Done of Us? Tour, educating and dialoging with students about how abortion exploits and harms women, we found out that the university was endorsing a different message to their students.
The University is currently sponsoring a pro-abortion “art” display called 4000 Years of Choice, which declares “Abortion as a Blessing” and a “gift from God.” This directly counters the truth put forth in SFLA’s display which tells the stories of women like Jennifer Morbelli, Karnamaya Mongar, Tonya Reaves, and Marla Cardamone who were killed through legal abortion.
Just to be certain that the display was in fact publicly funded through taxpayer dollars, our team called the university’s Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG), the host and co-sponsor of this display, along with the UM’s Program for Sexual Rights and Reproductive Justice, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design. After talking with them, it was discovered that the University of Michigan paid $1,000 to have artist, Heather Ault, come onto campus to give a lecture, as a part of that lecture she put up her “art display.” On the phone, a representative for the school told us, “Contrary to what they are saying this display is not about pro-choice or even pro-abortion. This is about the history of women learning to control their reproductive system. Heather is trying to get past the hanger and the idea of back alley dirty abortions and celebrate the ways women, and men for that matter, can control their reproductive system through birth control and even by aborting a fetus.”
While Heather Ault is trying to portray herself as an abortion historian, the truth is that she is radical, abortion activist, and the University of Michigan has funded her message through taxpayer money. Take a look at her “art” and decide for yourself whether or not her display is not pro-abortion.
Abortion is never safe for women, legal or illegal, and for the University of Michigan to have the audacity to use taxpayer dollars and a taxpayer-funded building to push forth an agenda and human rights violation that the majority of Americans oppose is disgusting.
Friend, can you do 2 things for me today?
1) Call the University of Michigan President, Mary Sue Coleman, at 734-764-6270 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org and demand that she sees that this display is taken down, that all taxpayer money is returned for this event and display, and that never again will UM align themselves so closely with abortion as to allow public funds to be invested in a flagrant agenda to support and promote abortion.
2) Can you chip in $15 or $30 to sponsor a mile or two on our What has Roe Done for Us Tour? We still have 15 schools to reach in the next 3 weeks, and we are still $14,727 short of our goal. As you can see, our message is badly needed on campuses. We have to be out there telling young women the truth about abortion, because they aren’t hearing it anywhere else on campus.
It is an outrage for the University of Michigan to endorse this anti-human rights message that “abortion is a gift from God” and that it is “a blessing.” I hope you can join us to get the university to take down this horrific display and help us reach thousands more of students with our message of truth and hope.
President, Students for Life of America
P.S. – Don’t forget to call 734-764-6270 today and demand that the University of Michigan take down this awful display and please try to chip in $15 or so to sponsor another mile on our What Has Roe Done for Us? Tour!