A crucifix for the right to contraception and sexual education
The copper sculpture depicts a pregnant teenager in natural size crucified on a big cross. It is a harsh comment to the impact of the fundamentalist branch of the Christian church, with former President Bush and the Pope in the lead, on contraception and sexual education. Women, including teenagers, bear the brunt of the disastrous consequences of the ban on condoms based on ´Christian´ morality
The inauguration of the sculpture took place on 1st December 2006, international AIDS day, in front of the Cathedral of Copenhagen.
The sculpture was launched globally at the World Social Forum 2007 in Nairobi, Kenya.
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