Abortion The Arts

Stith Sculpture video

Rosemarie Smith, wife of UFL board member Richard Stith and frequent UFL Conference attendee, recently produced a 2 1/2 minute video about her sculpture display called “Tragedy and Triumph” Here is the artist’s statement:

Tragedy is simple in its depiction of the relationship between mother and unborn child, each ceramic figure clean like a child’s wooden puzzle piece. The removal of the child, left askew, is a portrayal of abortion.  The mother is left empty.Triumph appears to celebrate the mother’s domination over the fetal child,  but this domination dehumanizes the mother rather than the child.”

The video is extremely powerful.



Robert Gotcher is a dogmatic and moral theologian and long-time member of UFL who received his Ph.D. from Marquette University. He and his wife, Kathy, are raising their seven children in Franklin, Wisconsin.