Yesterday was a landmark day for abortion awareness, when the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform was finally able to launch its Genocide Awareness Project at one of America's most liberal universities: University of CA at Berkeley.
In addition to this feat, GAP unveiled a new set of 28 signs "that not only show the truth of abortion, but also highlight the hypocrisy of our current President, who talks about justice but denies it to the most helpless of all," according to an email from CBR's Fletcher Armstrong. Click on all photos and signs to enlarge...
We had a vigorous protest against us; they chanted "Our body, our choice" for hours on end. It was awesome, because it attracted an enormous amount of attention to the display. While they chanted, we engaged thousands and thousands of students with the images of abortion. Several hundreds wanted to talk about abortion with our crack team of pro-life apologists!
The 1st hurdle was getting a brave student to sponsor GAP, which after years and years CBR finally did in Alberto Gonzalez, president of Berkeley Students for Life.
But the bigger hurdle was the Berkeley administration. I have been copied for months on emails of the hardball legal wrangling between CBR and Berkeley. Berkeley originally forbade CBR from erecting its display at Sproul Plaza, the same Sproul Plaza where only 10 months ago university administrators sponsored a huge event celebrating the inauguration of President Barack Obama...
As CBR director Gregg Cunningham wrote on the eve of the GAP unveiling, "We are about to host a very different sort of Obama event on Sproul Plaza. Same audience, same subject, different message."
Reported the Daily Californian on GAP's 1st day:
A pro-life demonstration on Sproul Plaza today featuring graphic photographs of aborted fetuses drew approximately 40 UC Berkeley students in a spontaneous counter-demonstration....
Graduate student Ameer Hasan said during a discussion with event organizer Walter Hoye that an image of an aborted fetus next to a quarter was inappropriate.
"You have a quarter, and the word 'liberty' and 'in God we trust' ... is that a coincidence?" he said. "There's a lot of things that went into the production of that photograph ... It draws emotions, not necessarily logic."
Hasan was speaking of this graphic. Was it illogical... or Hasan?
I'm posting more photos of Gap Day 1 at Berkeley below as well as other new Obama/abortion signs. And don't forget to donate to CBR!