MELISSA BARNHART , Christian Post
A Chicago-based pro-life group has launched a new campaign that aims to show the human faces behind over 2,000 abortions performed on average in the United States every day.
Because most people turn their heads and look away when they’re confronted with images of aborted babies, the Pro-Life Action League says its campaign, called “They Were Our Brothers and Sisters,” is intended to “evoke sympathy for abortion’s hidden victims and their lost lives.”
“We combed through hundreds of abortion photos to find those that would most highlight the humanity of abortion’s unborn victims,” said Eric Scheidler, executive director of the Chicago-based Pro-Life Action League, in a statement to The Christian Post. “Rather than emphasizing the blood and gore of the abortion procedure, the emphasis has been shifted to the lost lives of these children.
“Our new signs and literature invite viewers to consider abortion not just as a political controversy or moral question, but as a real, human tragedy, with victims who deserve our sympathy,” Scheidler added, speaking about the campaign which will be on display at 24 locations in the Chicago area this week and nationwide later this year.
The signs feature a close-up of the face of a child aborted at 15 weeks, with large text reading, “His only baby picture.” Another sign shows the hands of a baby who was aborted at 11 weeks, with a caption reading “Ten perfect fingers.”
The pro-life group’s new campaign comes just weeks after the San Francisco Superior Court dismissed 14 of 15 felony charges against pro-life activists David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of the undercover investigation project, The Center for Medical Progress, which exposed Planned Parenthood’s selling of fetal body parts to biotech firms and universities.