200 UTA students signed a petition calling for the removal of the display, and there were incidents of vandalism. Still, Pro-Life Mavericks public relations officer Adam Fogel believes the exercise has been successful as a means of stimulating awareness of the problem of abortion in America. "The biggest surprise we had," he said," was finding out how many people had no idea that abortion was this common and this much of a problem in the States."
These and other educational initiatives are having an effect. According to the Guttmacher Institute, so far in 2015, the legislatures of four States - Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, and West Virginia – have passed laws restricting abortions. In fifteen other States, legislation limiting abortions is being considered and has passed one chamber of the legislature. These laws and pending legislations vary in their extent and severity, but the flurry of legislative activity indicates a growing awareness among Americans of the problem of abortion.
I do not expect – nor am I advocating – that abortion be outlawed, but I think as a minimum it should be restricted to the first 12 weeks of pregnancy – at which time the fetus has reflexes and can clench its fists. The constitution of the United States guarantees every American freedom from cruel and unusual punishment. And I think you will agree that ripping a persons arms and legs off when they are not even able to scream is cruel – even though, in America today, it's no longer unusual.