Justice For All Exhibit (2000)
2000 - present
The original Justice For All Exhibit was first displayed in 2000 and consists of fifteen panels, forming a triangle 18 feet tall and 40 feet on each side. The content of the Exhibit has also been displayed in an 8-foot outdoor exhibit, in a virtual online version (below), and in a Powerpoint version shared by JFA presenters. Perhaps the most popular version of this exhibit is a brochure version (four inches by nine inches). Thousands of copies have been distributed to students who have requested them.
JFA trains volunteers to use the material in this exhibit to create dialogue by asking questions with an open heart, listening to understand, and finding common ground. For more information on how Justice For All balances truth with love, why JFA uses graphic visuals of abortion, and the effect of graphic visuals on people who see them, visit WHAT: Love and Truth.
Click here to see the Virtual Exhibit (pdf). Warning: This exhibit contains pictures of the results of abortion, along with pictures of other injustice. It is extremely graphic.
See the addendum to the JFA Exhibit 2000, What Are the Facts?, for updated numbers on how many abortions take place each day in the US, reasons women give for abortion, and other updates on Exhibit content.
On page 17 of the brochure (Side 3, Panel 4 of the campus Exhibit), JFA claims that 82% of all abortions occur on single women. The Guttmacher Institute updated this number recently in its Characteristics of U.S. Abortion Patients, 2008. In 2008, the percentage of women getting abortions who were unmarried was 85%.
SourcES, Citations, and More Information
- All images of the unborn (fetal development and abortion) are dated from fertilization.
- Thank you to the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform (CBR) for providing the abortion images found on the Justice For All Exhibit (2000). (Link Warning: While we recommend CBR's website, please be aware that it contains graphic video footage of abortion in progress on its homepage.) See CBR's "Verifying Photograph Authenticity" page for authentication of the photos on the JFA Exhibit (2000).
Side 1: humanity of the Unborn Child
- Side 1, Panel 1 (Page 2): “Human embryos and human fetuses are human beings, each with their own unique genetic DNA.” -- Ralph P. Miech, M.D. (Professor Emeritus of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biotechnology at Brown University)
- “When fertilization is complete, a unique genetic human entity exists.”– C. Christopher Hook, Mayo Clinic, quoted by Richard Ostling in an AP news story, 9/24/99
- Side 1, Panels 1-2 (pages 2-3)
- Images of the embryos, fetuses, and newborn infant are from Lennart Nilsson & Lars Hamberger, A Child Is Born (New York: Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, 1990)
- Images of older humans (toddler and above) are stock photos or privately-held photos.
- For more information about the biological status of the unborn, see "What Is the Unborn?"
- Side 1, Panel 3 (page 4):
- Newborn photo of Samuel Armas is courtesy the Armas family.
- Side 1, Panel 4 (page 5):
- "We really need to get over this love affair with the fetus." - Dr. Jocelyn Elders [Claudia Dreifus, "Jocelyn Edlers," New York Times Magazine (January 30, 1994)]
- "So what will it be: Wanted fetuses are charming, complex REM-dreaming little beings whose profile on the sonogram looks just like Daddy, but unwanted ones are mere 'uterine material'?" - Naomi Wolf, "Our Bodies, Our Souls," The New Republic (October 16, 1995)
Side 3: Do NO Harm
- Side 3, Panel 2 (page 15)
- Janet Daling, et. al., "Risk of Breast Cancer Among Young Women: Relationship to Induced Abortion," Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Vol. 86, No. 21, 11/2/1994 (Abstract)
- JM Thorp, Jr., et. al., "Long-term physical and psychological health consequences of induced abortion: review of the evidence," Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey, 2003 Jan;58(1):67-79 (Abstract, Full Text of Article)
- Side 3, Panel 3 (page 16)
- U.S. Abortion Patients (Characteristics: unmarried, etc) (This study updated the number of unmarried women who get abortions. The latest number is 85%)
- Side 3, Panel 4 (page 17)
- Page 19 (Brochure only):
- "...vast majority of U.S. abortions occur upon women who have conceived a child out of wedlock" (Footnote 1): Rachel Jones, Lawrence Finer, and Susheela Singh, "Characteristics of U.S. Abortion Patients, 2008." (New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2010), p. 6, Table 1. See also the third point in the summary on page 1.
- "...901,000 women currently seeking to adopt" (Footnote 2): Jo Jones, "Adoption Experiences of Women and Men and Demand for Children to Adopt by Women 18–44 Years of Age in the United States, 2002," Vital and Health Statistics (National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Department of Health and Human Services), Series 23, Number 27 (August 2008), p. 8, Figure 2. See also p. 25, Table 7.
- "adopted children to be at least as well adjusted as those raised by their biological parents" (Footnote 3): Peter Benson, Anu Sharma, and Eugene Roehlkepartain, Growing Up Adopted: A Portrait of Adolescents and Their Families (Minneapolis: Search Institute, 1994). See also "Strengths of Adoptive Families" (1994) by the same authors at the Search Institute Web Site.
- Page 20 (Brochure only):