Six students charged with vandalizing a pro-life display on the Northern Kentucky University campus last month were granted diversion Thursday, but the professor who encouraged and acted with them will not be getting the same break. [LifeNews]
The students have been given the opportunity to perform community service and later have the charges expunged from their records while Professor Sally Jacobsen will face prosecution. Jacobsen was photographed aiding her students in the destruction of 400 crosses representing aborted unborn babies.
Interestingly, according to the Cincinnati Post, the students told investigators that Jacobsen told them they would not be punished because the anti-abortion display was unauthorized, said Thomas Beiting, who represents Caster. In reality, though, the student right-to-life group that put up the display had obtained a permit from the university.
I have to wonder if the severity of action against Jacobsen would have been reduced had she simply apologized instead of justifying her actions and claiming to have been the victim. Here is what she originally told the press:
"Any violence perpetrated against that silly display was minor compared to how I felt when I saw it. Some of my students felt the same way, just outraged."Although she later said she regretted her actions, she sent out an email advising her students to avoid talking to the police and attacking pro-life groups (I guess she is still the victim).
Although it is unlikely to happen, the group that Jacobsen ought to apologize to is the newly formed Northern Right to Life, a group of students who worked quite hard to set up the display in memory of the unborn who would have attended their school had abortion not claimed their lives. The group released the following statement on their website:
Concerning the recent news with the Cemetery of the Innocent display.
Northern Right to Life would like to thank of our supporters for the kind sentiments and encouragement we've have been recieving in the past days after the dismantling of our Cemetery of the Innocent display