C.B.R. brings anti-abortion project on campus

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Members of the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform (CBR) organization setting up their Genocide Awareness Project (GAP), on Wednesday, Nov. 18 in the upper Quad.

Members of the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform (CBR) organization put up an exhibit with photos on Tuesday, Nov. 18 and Wednesday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to introduce their Genocide Awareness Project (GAP) on campus.

Invited by the Catholic Newman club, the C.B.R. group began setting up as early as 8 a.m. with signs, photos and banners showing their anti-abortion signs while passing out flyers on campus.

“Our organization is an educational organization; so abortion is a pretty abstract word, but if people can see what an abortion looks like, that makes it take on a different perspective in someone’s mind. These pictures are all real and lets people see what an abortion actually looks like. That’s the reason why we come,” said Kathy, a member of the organization taking down emails and handing out flyers along with Jose Espinoza, the Catholic Newman group founder on campus.

Although protected by the first amendment, the project, which was fenced and video recorded, was surrounded by mix-feelings from both sides.

Florence, a 17-year-old student said, “I do not like people telling women what they can and cannot do with their bodies. I don’t like the images because they don’t portray what real abortion is. This is just propaganda they use from the 70s and 80s, it’s…pretty fake.”

While most people had mixed feelings about the project and what its intentions were, the majority of students and faculty admitted that the idea could have been put in a better way.

“We don’t need to see huge images of dead baby’s to get the point, man. These groups are using fear as a tactic to control peoples emotions.” Said another student while walking away from the display. “It’s ridiculous.”

While most people stared at the displays some began questioning their intentions by pointing out some inaccuracies.

“Wait, rape and abortion are a completely separate thing. Why are they comparing them? What do concentration camps have to do with abortion? Are they appealing to our emotions? If these photos claim to be authentic then when exactly did they capture the image of a torn off fetus hand on top of a quarter? That is barbaric.”

The East L.A. Pregnancy Center also attended the event. They had a table set up with flyers and brochures and offered free counseling and support for females who need support. Here you can view more to get the right kind of support and information.

The Genocide Awareness Project (GAP) is a traveling photo-mural exhibit that visits college campuses around the country.

For more information on the project check out http://cbrinfo.org.

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