Up for debate

Tuesday, October 28, 2003 | 12:00 a.m. CST; updated 4:42 p.m. CDT, Saturday, July 19, 2008

Debate was sparked on the MU campus Monday by an exhibition near Brady Commons that included graphic images of aborted fetuses.

MU student Jennifer Ortega said she hasn’t made up her mind where she stands on the abortion issue but says she’s concerned that the debate does not focus on educating people about sexuality before they become sexually active. Ortega was also concerned about the graphic content of the photos.

“This is not informative,” she said. “It just offends people.”

Christina Miller, another MU student, disagrees, saying the exhibit will educate people about the consequences of their actions.

“This is so real,” she said. “It’s in-your-face proof.”

MU junior Chris Poskin came to view the exhibit at Kuhlman Court, just north of Brady Commons.

“It’s a little bit shocking walking past,” Poskin said of the exhibit.

The exhibit is sponsored by Mizzou Justice For All: Students for Bio-Ethical Equality, a student organization that raised money for the national group Justice For All to display the photos at MU. The exhibit will run through Wednesday.

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