Traveling 'aborted fetuses' display upsets students
A graphic display of aborted fetuses is causing concern at Arizona State University.
The traveling exhibit is sponsored by Justice for All, a group that aims to 'train' thousands against abortion. "Our goal is to educate the college campus of what the choice of abortion entails," Rebeccah Wagner, a representative for the group told Phoenix's ABC affiliate.
"It's a shock campaign, I honestly think it's less effective, I don't want to walk around campus and see that stuff," ASU student Mike Zocchi tells the network.
A March 14th letter printed in a New Mexico college newspaper argues that the Justice for All exhibit displays false information.
"We in the section of reproductive health of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the UNM School of Medicine are writing to correct some of the misinformation presented by the Justice For All exhibit displayed on campus last week," the letter reads. "This exhibit, already repugnant for the specious comparison between abortion and the Holocaust, its sensationalist graphics and intrusive display, is most reprehensible for its deliberately inaccurate medical information."
The letter adds, "This misinformation, designed as a scare tactic, is the lowest form of debate on the issue of abortion. While we respect individuals' views about the ethics and morality of abortion, we have no respect for deliberate misrepresentations of science. Risks of abortion put forth in the exhibit included an association between abortion and breast cancer, cervical cancer, suicide, infertility, ectopic pregnancy, future birth defects, future babies with low birth weights and pre- and post-term deliveries. These risks have been rejected by the scientific community after review of the science describing these associations. The studies that show these associations are predominantly cross-sectional in nature - a study design that does not allow a cause-and-effect relationship to be established."
This video is from AZFamily.com, broadcast March 18, 2008.