We have another guest blogger! Eliana is a wonderful, godly woman that I have had the privledge of ministering with at one of our local abortion mills for the last several months. She's written a great blog post for us; her love for Jesus and unborn children shows in her writing, and I love it! Thanks for writing for us, Eliana!
I realize that many people have a sincere concern
about the public display of graphic abortion pictures. But when it comes
to fighting for the lives of children in the womb, it is absolutely
necessary. When those heart-breaking pictures of distorted baby bodies
are shown, people become nervous, angry, and awfully offensive. Of
course none of us like to look at them, and I do find it understandable
when the average secular person gets upset upon seeing a display of
graphic abortion pictures- BUT I am so dissapointed when a fellow
Christian claims that showing the victims of an abortion is “too much.”
Just as our faith demands that we face head-on the brutality that Jesus
underwent for our sake in His Death, and to share this truth with our
children and with the world- we are also to face directly the brutality
being done to the 3,500 babies who are created in the image of God and
are being slaughtered daily. Our intent in showing graphic abortion
pictures is rooted in LOVE: Love of God, first of all, Love for the
babies He created and who are victimized by abortion, and Love for the
parents who are considering abortion-as we do not want them to do
something that is so wrong and will cause a lifetime of remorse. Our
purpose in showing these graphic abortion pictures is NOT to condemn,
but to AWAKEN. Throughout American history, ALL successful social reform
movements have used images that depict victims of maltreatment and
violence. Public support for such reforms would have NEVER been acquired
without publicly showing graphic images of the victims. The horrors of
the holocaust have more impact when you see pictures from the
extermination camps. Consider the case of Emmett Till and the tremendous
impact that those pictures of his distorted body had on the entire
country. Consider the effect of pictures of the civil rights movement-
They put these kinds of pictures in history books so that we may never
forget and never repeat such evil. So yes, It is crucial that we show
photos of aborted babies, especially to someone who is considering an
abortion. It brings to light the darkness behind abortion.
So why do
Pro-abortion groups despise us for displaying graphic abortion pictures?
Because they know that it changes hearts and awakens the conscience.
Because it exposes truth! Ephesians 5:11- And have no fellowship with
the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.