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Photo that “haunted the world” reveals media hypocrisy over abortion images

Posted in Graphic Images, OP-Ed with tags , , , , , , , on September 15, 2015 by saynsumthn

McCain Syrian Boy

During a speech on the Senate floor, Arizona Senator John McCain used the photo of Aylan Kurdi, a three-year-old Syrian boy alleged to have drowned while fleeing his home among other refugees, to draw attention to the refugee crisis in the Middle East.

McCain stated:

    “This photo, this photo, which was taken shortly after Aylan’s dead body was washed ashore, has opened the world’s eye to this devastating crisis. Within hours of this photo being posted, people across the world began to share it on social media using a hashtag in Arabic that translates to “humanity washed ashore.” This image has haunted the world….”

In response, Created Equal founder Mark Harrington wrote, “…And I often hear that using abortion victim photos is an ineffective way to persuade people… Hmm.”

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