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.

Campaigning in Nicaragua: In May 2007, and once again in May 2008 the sculpture was the focal point of a campaign against the extremely restrictive abortion policy of the country.

In the coming years the sculpture will be displayed at various sites all over the world. Sites of main priority are in front of the Vatican, in the European Parliament and somewhere in the USA.



Go to the main page of the project.


HERE you find plenty of photos of the sculpture.

Click HERE for Wikipedia’s presentation of the project.



Other projects with relation to religion:

Fundamentalism        Short description

The Golden Calf        Short description               

The Tenth Plague     Short description



Click HERE for short presentations of Jens Galschiot’s manifold projects.    

Click HERE for an overview of Jens Galschiot’s sculptures.


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