Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Images Of Abortion

  I was recently asked me how I felt about the use of the images that show aborted babies. I felt that it was an important issue that I wanted to talk about on this blog. 

Images of aborted babies are frequently used publicly by pro-life groups, side walk protests, and many pro-life websites. Here at Unborn Human Rights we do use the images and feel that if used in the right way they can be very power tools for getting the message out there about what abortion is, and what is does to a unborn baby!

For many people seeing is believing!

Father Frank Pavone of Priests For Life says that "America will not reject abortion until America can see abortion." Also stated on the Priests For Life site: 

"Only seeing such images of abortion can bring us to the kind of indignation needed to sustain the sacrifices that will be necessary to finally bring an end to this injustice. We have been urging the mass media to show the American people what an abortion is by showing the pictures of aborted babies. Abortion is a reality which is so horrific that words alone can never convey its meaning. It’s especially critical to show people the images of babies aborted in the first trimester. It is in regard to such children, who constitute 90% of abortion victims, that the myth persists that they are not really children at all."

Many people however don't agree with using the images while many do. Pro-lifers them self are divided in some cases by this issue and some I feel use them to much or irresponsibly.

If you watch our videos at the Unborn Human Rights channel on You Tube you will see many videos labeled (WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES)
. I do feel that a responsible use of these images is in order taking into consideration those who may be to young to view them and or just not ready for it.

In a public setting many pro-life groups use huge blown up photos of aborted babies these images do the trick in getting the attention of the public and making them think twice about abortion.

Many people have changed their stance on abortion or turned away from the use of abortion as a choice after seeing these images. So they do work! There is no denying that abortion kills a human being, a tiny human baby after seeing these images!

Even still there is a right, and wrong way to use the images and we must be very careful about the over use of these images. Today in this world and more specifically in America people are desensitized to many evils in my opinion. As a pro-lifer I know the last thing we want is for people to see these images so much that they begin to become desensitized to them!

At the same time many people remain ignorant to the horrors of abortion and seeing is believing for many people. In a article written by Father Frank Pavone concerning the use of aborted baby images he states: 

"The word abortion has lost practically all its meaning. Not even the most vivid description, in words alone, can adequately convey the horror of this act of violence. Abortion is sugar-coated by rhetoric which hides its gruesome nature. The procedure is never shown in the media. Too many people remain either in ignorance or denial about it, and hence too few are moved to do something to stop it. Graphic images are needed. A picture is worth a thousand words -- and in this battle, it can be worth many lives as well."

I suggest that you read this article here, Should We Use Graphic Images?

Is using the images of aborted babies exploiting the bodies of the babies shown in them?

Many people may wonder if it is ethical to show these tiny dead bodies in order to promote the pro-life message. I can assure you that those who use these images are not exploiting these babies in their use of the images! these images are meant to save mommies and babies from abortion! 

What worse then showing the images is the abortion itself! 

We are dealing with is an industry that refuses to show women ultrasound images of their very own baby prior to them consenting to an abortion.  Abortion providers use words like "contents of the uterus" to explain what is being removed from the mother.

Women are told that there is no baby, it is not a human anyway, it is nothing, and other language that is meant to conceal the truth about what abortion really is! We have a responsibility to society to uncover the lies told by the abortion industry!

We owe it to women and society to show what abortion is by using these images! I believe that the souls of these babies are in heaven praying for their parents, and an end to abortion.

They no longer have any need of their bodies. What you are seeing in the graphic images is the proof of what abortion does to that tiny body causing the end to their life, a life that was taken from them by their own mother and father.

If we can use their story, their images to save others that is what we must do! What is at stake here is the lives of innocent human beings. There are about 4,000 abortions per day in this country alone!

To see an example of what the abortion industry is all about watch this video:

On a more positive note is the use of fetal development images which I feel are many times equally as powerful as the aborted baby images. With fetal development pro-lifers can focus on the positive side of the abortion issue showing mothers and people in general the miracle that is taking place inside the womb.

Here at Unborn Human Rights we use lots of fetal development facts and images. This approach is great to use when there will be small children present or others who may be sensitive to the abortion images. My own children for example have not seen the images of abortion, not yet. They have seen however lots of amazing fetal development images and we talk about the miracle of life all the time.

I feel for small children this is sufficient enough and it doesn't take long before even young children realize the horrors of abortion without having to see the graphic images. For many people fetal development images is enough for them to take a strong stance against abortion.

I always say that if a young girl is old enough to have an abortion she is old enough to see what abortion really is! So, I wouldn't worry to much about children 12 and up viewing the graphic abortion images. This is why in my videos you won't see a 18 or older warning just a general warning to the public prior to viewing the videos.

In conclusion:

Perhaps what we need is the responsible use of aborted baby images. Perhaps a flip book on the table of a pro-life event would be better than the huge images plastered everywhere, while in other cases the huge signs will work better.

All pro-life work is not created equal so we need to use our good judgement and prayerful consideration in any given situation it is no different with pro-life work.

We need to do what is best at the time to get the message across to people and save babies!
Remember desperate times call for desperate measures!

Over all I think the use of the images are a productive method of reaching people. If people are offended by them, well then I am sorry to say it, but they should be! Abortion is not a nice thing, it is ugly, it is overwhelming, but people won't change what they don't acknowledge.

People must know what they are choosing when they choose abortion:

Please take the time to explore the links contained here in this post for further information about this issue.

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