When I heard the news, I was horrified. The University of Michigan paid for an extremely pro-abortion exhibit called “4000 Years for Choice,” and it’s being displayed—right now—at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender. The goal of this exhibit is to make abortion look okay through colorful, artistic posters and “positive” words like affirm, applaud, discover, feel, and praise.
Problem? These words are promptly followed by a twisted history of abortion and contraceptives. For example:
“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.”
“In the mid-1800s, Madame Restelle was one of over 200 abortionists practicing in New York City. Abortion services were largely obtained by middle and upper class women during a time when smaller families were becoming more socially and economically desirable.”
I am not the only person offended by this exhibit. My friends and family, U of M alumni, students, and fans themselves, are angered and disgusted by this flagrant, pro-abortion propaganda. We decided to do something about it.
In response to this awful exhibit, we are coordinating a gathering at the Michigan Diag to hand out information about Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, through brochures and flyers. The pro-abortion exhibit tries to glorify Ms. Sanger, so we will be distributing the real information about her. For all those who plan to attend, I suggest bringing yourself and a few friends.
Not everyone can come in person, but they can do something to help. If you click on this link, you can see a list of the University of Michigan Board of Regents, as well as their contact information. From now until the day of the silent protest, our goal is to make them understand that this exhibit is unacceptable. Call them and send them letters and emails, sharing your opinion on this matter.
Also, spread the word over social media! We all know how powerful social media is. Let all of your friends know about this issue and how they can respond to it. Share this article and join the Facebook event.
I will be at the Michigan Diag on April 16. (For more information on the details of the day, go here.)
I will be contacting the Board of Regents and making my voice heard.
Who’s with me?