UB Professor Arrested At Anti-Abortion Demonstration on Campus

April 17, 2013 Updated Apr 17, 2013 at 6:13 AM EDT

By WKBW News
By John Borsa

April 17, 2013 Updated Apr 17, 2013 at 6:13 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - For the second straight day, anti-abortion protestors set up on the University at Buffalo north campus has angered many students and has led to the arrest of a professor.

Hundreds of students have surrounded the very small group of anti-abortion protestors, using large sheets to block the images they deem graphic.

Students say they're offended by the billboard-sized pictures and accuse protestors of hijacking the campus. Most students say this is not about anti-abortion or pro-choice but say they're gathering for different reasons.

"Pictures that relate to the Holocause, lynching and killing in Cambodia to calling abortion a genocide," said UB student Kimberly Lehrbach. "And that disturbs me."

"The pictures are graphic and people are offended," said Darius Hardwick, Center for Bio-Ethical Reform. "But that's not because abortion is graphic and abortion is offensive because that's our children and when we have to see what's happening to our children, that's disturbing."

On Monday, adjunct professor Laura Curry was arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct. She is the only person reportedly arrested.

UB officials released a statement saying "UB supports an environment for diverse opinions, as long as it does not interfere with campus operations."

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