The impact of seeing abortion victim images from Created Equal
A group put together by Chasing New Jersey, a news broadcast which airs on Fox29 Philly, reveals the impact that showing graphic abortion images has on those never exposed to the truth of what killing babies in the womb looks like.
The responses are very telling for those who criticize abortion imagery !
Several viewers turn their heads and some gasp.
Others hide their eyes.
One is heard saying, “Wow! Graphic!”
Another viewer: “Disturbing!”
The host says, “that is as quiet as this room has ever been.”
A women responds, “there’s’ nothing to say, it’s absolutely heartbreaking.”
The group debates whether showing these images and videos in a public venue is good. Some say yes others no – some think it is only a free speech issue – others want it banned.
The over-all effect of what Created Equal did by showing these abortion images can be summarized by this viewer who said, “Regardless of how you feel on the issue, if their goal was to get you to invoke these emotions, then these visual images for the word abortion – then they did a great job. I’m never going to forget that for the rest of my life.”
The use of abortion victim imagery is debated among pro-life people. However, pro-choicers are scared of it.
This week, CNN Journalist Carol Costello who anchors the 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. ET edition of CNN’s “Newsroom” each weekday, asked why women who have abortions aren’t using extreme methods like these to promote abortion?
“Abortion rights activists have told me that such “extremist tactics” have been an effective tool of the anti-abortion side of the debate for decades. If the group, Created Equal, can project bloody, allegedly aborted fetuses on a 10-by-12-foot screen next to Philadelphia’s Liberty Bell to try and prove that abortion is murder, then why shouldn’t women who have abortions use extreme methods to try and prove it’s not,” Costello stated.
Sherry Merfish founder of the Not Alone project, an abortion effort to encourage women to share stories of killing their children without regret, suggested that women telling their abortion story will keep people from thinking about the “proverbial bloody fetus.”
“We’re not saying that every person will make a video, but the ones who do will offer encouragement to other people to tell their story. By telling your story to anyone, you are combating the stigma. You are eradicating stigma as a woman who is open about her life and instructs others to do the same. So that the next time someone says the word ‘abortion,’ the hope is that that person you told won’t think about the proverbial bloody fetus, they instead will think about you: a person who they love and respect and made this decision,” Merfish stated.
While the pro-life community continues to debate using abortion victim images, it would appear that the pro-choice community knows their impact is working, just say’n !