Are some photos of abortion victims too gory?

Aborted baby's handMonica Miller, PhD, Director of Citizens for a Pro-life Society, has sparked conversation recently within pro-life activist circles, asking us to reevaluate which photos of abortion victims we display in their necessary role of helping end legalized abortion.

Miller is one of the few pro-lifers who has actually retrieved aborted babies from the trash and photographed their remains.

Many of Miller’s thoughts on this subject are taken from her September 2013 New Oxford Review article, available for $1.50 or by going CPL’s homepage. This post highlights some of Miller’s points with the goal to prompt discussion and new thinking on this important topic.

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1)  “Graphic Images” or “Abortion Victim Photos”?

You may or may not have noticed that I’ve taken this first recommendation of Miller’s to heart. I now always use the term “abortion victim photos” or “photos of abortion victims.” I’ve abandoned “graphic abortion photos.”

Per Miller:

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Pro-life vid of the day: Twins fight for space in womb

by LauraLoo

This detailed cinematic-MRI video, courtesy of the London’s Center for Fetal Care, magnificently shows twins in the womb already fighting for the roomiest part.

Looks like the one of the left is going to be the boss of the other, so we can start praying for the one on the right.  :D

Click to view the video at CBSNews.com:

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[HT: Kelli]

Pro-life blog buzz 4-15-14

by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN.

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  • Pro-Life Action League says a recent 911 call from the Planned Parenthood in Aurora, Illinois, shows how little they truly “care, no matter what” about women’s safety. When the emergency operator asks for the patient’s condition, the PP staffer offers nothing – except instructions on where to park:
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Pro-life vid of day: Marine vet holds pols accountable on life

by Hans Johnson

Shaun Adkins gained some notoriety at a townhall meeting where he held Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) feet to the fire on out-of-control government spending. In this video he reacts to West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s (D) veto of a bill that would have banned abortions after 20 weeks. 

After dividing pro-choice advocates between the ignorant and the knowingly malevolent, he calls on pro-life politicians to speak out in opposition:

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Megan Huntsman, 4th trimester abortionist

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News broke April 13 of a gruesome find in a Pleasant Grove, Utah, garage: the remains of a dead newborn infant stuffed inside a box.

The owner of the home, Darren West, called police, who found six more babies, also hidden inside boxes. Of the seven, one was apparently a stillbirth, but the rest were murdered after delivery.

West’s estranged wife, Megan Huntsman, readily admitted to killing her children. According to the AP:

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Abortion providers upset that stigma keeps them from students

by Kelli

TakeCareDownThereA persistent stigma surrounding abortion ensures that the people who provide these services continue to be construed as morally corrupt.

Just like the original version of HB 305 would have banned abortion clinic employees from providing any type of services in public schools, some states have taken this idea to an extreme. Last year, Kansas attempted to ban abortion providers from schools altogether in a sweeping provision that could have prevented parents who work at Planned Parenthood from volunteering to chaperone their kids’ field trips.

That measure didn’t pass, but the attitude remains — people who support abortion shouldn’t be allowed around kids. Other types of professions aren’t singled out in this way in proposed laws.

~ Tara Culp-Ressler, ThinkProgress.org, April 14

[Note: The author describes Louisiana HB 305, "spearheaded by Rep. Frank Hoffmann (R)", as "intend[ing] to prohibit abortion providers from disseminating materials in publicly funded schools. The original version of the bill would have prevented employees at groups like Planned Parenthood from providing any type of instruction to students whatsoever — but Hoffman ended up amending the legislation to narrow the scope, banning abortion providers from instructing students about topics related to ‘human sexuality or family planning.’” For an example of some of Planned Parenthood’s finest student info on sexuality, see this info on Take Care Down There.]

[Planned Parenthood's "Take Care Down There" graphic via digitaljournal.com]

We are winning the war against abortion in America on all measurable fronts

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You may (or may not!) have noticed I’ve been out-of-pocket a few days. I was in Dublin, Ireland, where I was asked to speak at the National Convention for Life 2014 on April 12.

16668_606486482773510_604782369_nThe daylong event was more than sold out. Many came who hadn’t registered, and although there were dozens of chairs added, some of the 600 attendees still had to stand.

The life issue is huge in Ireland, which was abortion free until the tragic death in 2012 of Savita Halappanavar and her 17-wk-old baby, which abortion zealots exploited and lied about to push through a law legalizing abortion for medical emergencies and suicidal ideation last year.

In that light, NCFL organizers asked me to encourage our Irish counterparts by describing how we are winning the war against abortion in America. You can view my speech here, but I thought I’d post the statistics I showed – many compiled by abortion proponents – demonstrating that we are indeed prevailing in just about every measurable way. Click all slides to enlarge.

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Pro-life vid of day: Iconic 1987 pro-life exposé by NARAL founder

Bernard Nathansonby LauraLoo

Rerunning from a few years ago, Eclipse of Reason, produced in 1987 by the late Dr. Bernard Nathanson (pictured right), is a gruesome video that features a preborn baby boy being killed via dilation and evacuation (D&E).  His dismembered body parts are pulled out of his mother (warning: blood and female nudity), and are laid out for viewing to ensure nothing is left behind.

Every time I watch this video, I cry my heart out for this poor little boy.

D&E procedures are not as popular as they used to be. Our own Jill Stanek has commented that the preferred method of late-term abortion nowadays is the induced labor abortion procedure, a two or three day process that involves dilating the cervix to deliver the preterm baby. The baby is either killed beforehand by lethal injection or anticipated to die during or shortly after birth.

WARNING: Nudity, graphic content.

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Actress Jennie Garth: “I love being pregnant”

Jennie Garthby Carder

I love being pregnant, and I love making babies. I loved getting fat!….

Just bringing a being into this world is crazy wild! It’s like an exchange you can’t compare to any other.

It’s like when ET connected with Elliot, you know, where they got sick when they were with each other and felt each other’s feelings.

~ Actress Jennie Garth, as reported by US Magazine, April 11

[Photo via (Aaron Rapoport/Fox Broadcasting]

Stanek weekend vid: Priest surprises bride and groom with angelic song

by Hans Johnson

Not a season of American Idol goes by without several contestants performing Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah.  Father Ray Kelly offered his own customized version at the conclusion of a wedding ceremony in his parish in Oldcastle, County Meath, Ireland, to the surprise and delight of everyone – including bride and groom Leah and Chris O’Kane.

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by CarderSnooki and JWoww

She loves being pregnant right now and I f–king hate it….

I’m not a fan of pregnancy right now with my thighs touching and my boobs changing but I know it will be worth it and hopefully I get back to that really quickly.

~ MTV’s Jersey Shore star  Jenni “JWoww” Farley talking about her friend Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi’s and her own pregnancy at the MTV Movie Awards, US Magazine, April 14

[HT: Laura Loo; Photo via Daily Mail]

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