The "Genocide Awareness Project" and "Reproductive Choice Campaign" caused
quite a stir at the UAlbany campus.
Albany’s "College Standard Magazine" teamed
with the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform to bring their billboard size ad campaign
to the school’s
The two-day display showed explicit pictures of the Holocaust, Sept. 11, and
abortion. The posters outraged students and attendees.
Shelly Shapiro, the Director of Community Relations
for the United Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York said, "Were
horrified at such a huge display which basically incites hatred. Some extremist
group has decided to
exploit the memory of victims of all genocides, including holocaust and racism
and desecrate those victims for purpose of inciting hatred against women."
I have mentioned before that I think it is a mistake to equate abortion with
genocide since abortionist are equal opportunity destroyers and will perform
their services along as the person puts up the money and they are not concerned
about the race of the women. Mass murder it is and it should be called such
and separated from purposeful murder of a race of people or culture. Though
how this display could cause hatred against women is beyond me.
Some students felt they were being emotionally manipulated and decided to
Meaghan Carroll, VOX voices of Planned Parenthood said, "We’re
offering alternative displays and information about abortion rights the history
and the issue of faith in choice."
An employee at the Center for Bioethical Reform said the disturbing images
are all part of the campaign.
Fletcher Armstrong said, "They object to the fact
that we’re showing the truth about abortion here on this campus, they find
things to complain
about. One thing they don’t like is abortion is a horrible act of genocide
comparable to other forms of genocide."
Skidmore students also came to voice their opposition,
in addition to UAlbany’s Women’s Studies Department who organized a "DIE IN" to
represent victims of back alley abortions before abortion was legalized.
They should have "DIE IN" for the amount of women who have died from
legalized abortion, but it would take thousands of women to stage this accurately and to
reflect this reality. Dr. Bernard Nathenson, the former abortion doctor and
co-founder of NARAL, has stated that he made those number up from thin air
about back alley abortions. The book LIME
5 documents some of these deaths of women from abortionists. This is a
hard statistic to accurately track since these deaths are just recorded
as pregnancy related regardless of the circumstances.