Jumbotron video of graphic abortion images to debut at March for Life

For the first time in the history of the pro-life movement an abortion video will debut in the public square, via a jumbo 9×12 LED HD screen at the March for Life.

Mark Harrington of Created Equal has taken the next step in showing America the reality of abortion. Details, from the press release:

Abortion is an act of violence that kills a baby.  This fact is undeniable when rendered visually, such as in Here’s The Blood by Live Action.

With permission, we’ve revised Live Action’s film with video and images provided by the Grantham Collection in this new version: Created Equal.

Now is an appropriate time for the introduction of this film as the nation reflects on the impact of reformer Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Where:  Jumbo video screen will be located in Washington, D.C. – south sidewalk between 4th Street and Constitution Avenue

When:  Jan. 23, 2012 from 10a-3p EST

Here’s what marchers will see. Click on graphic to view video:


43 thoughts on “Jumbotron video of graphic abortion images to debut at March for Life”

  1. Wow.  That is a powerful video.  OK – ready for the criticisms?  I figure I might as well get started since I am sure it is coming.  #1) Oh my, children will see that.  What about the children?  Yes.  What about the children?  What about the children dying every day at the hands of the abortionists.  And anyway, I want my children to know the truth of abortion and know what our president and those who vote for him again support.  #2) Oh my, you Pro-Lifers are racists using MLK, Jr in that video.  Whatever.  Sooner or later the black community must awaken to the genocide that is being stealthily committed against them.  And again, I want my children, my black children, to know the truth.  I am sure there will be others, but this is a start.
     
    The truth will set you free.

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  2. sad – so very, very sad. Not that the there will be graphic photos shown of little innocent babies ripped apart from their mother’s wombs, but that we as a nation are so damned blind to this holocaust.

    we can no longer look the other way – we HAVE to stop this atrocity.
     

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  3. That is one of the worst things I’ve ever seen.  I couldn’t watch it all.  Lord have mercy.

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  4. I managed 55s before I COULD not watch anymore. My wife & I having lost 3 children to unknown causes in one case 16wks into the pregnancy.

    Dear God I hope some-one has the balls & stupidity to say this is NOT the murder of a child……We have to stop this atrocity called abortion.

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  5. It never ceases to move me when I see these broken children. And I think how they should have had mommies and daddies that loved them and protected them, whether birth parents or adoptive parents. SOMEONE should have and WOULD Have loved these little ones.

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  6. The marchers will already by definition share Mark Harrington’s views on abortion.  Why does he care whether they also share his taste in video entertainment?

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  7. First of all, while I agree there is a time and a place for these images, the March is not one of them and neither is the Superbowl.  There will be many children there. My children know about abortion and the terrible evil that it is and that it hurts women and kills babies and it is tearing this country apart at the seams. However, the images of abortion do not belong in the mind of a young child. The images of a live baby in the womb, via sonogram do. The great majority of people at the March are very familiar with these horrible images, there is no need to project them in a gigantic screen. People need to know the truth, that is right but we also need to be conscious of our children’s innocence and protect it. I do not support this project at all. 

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  8. Wow, LisaC…if you count this as “video entertainment”, all I can say is that you are nothing but evil. Do you also call bathing in the blood of virgins “a spa treatment”?

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  9. I like that there is a warning in the beginning this time.
    So very, very sad. I hate that we have to use these images to get the truth out – but only the heartless can look at these images and not be moved to tears.

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  10. So he’s going to try to persuade people who already oppose abortion that abortion is bad? Makes sense.

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  11. oh Joan, always so pessimistic.

    Uniting us for a cause.
    And think of all of the police officers, etc. who will be in attendance just because they have to.
    Friends and family who came along for support but don’t really, earnestly, care or know what pro-life is all about.
    Letting people know this exists so they can go home and share the video with their friends.

    So many options!

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  12. Wow, LisaC…if you count this as “video entertainment”, all I can say is that you are nothing but evil. Do you also call bathing in the blood of virgins “a spa treatment”?
     
    Virgin’s blood is so sixteenth-century, dahling.  I only bathe in the tears of orphans. It’s a renewable resource.
     
    Is it going to be five unbroken hours of abortion footage, or will they be mixing in traditional Jumbotron activities like leading the fans in cheers and broadcasting awkward marriage proposals?

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  13. i cant access this video from my phone but i have seen plenty of abortion videos. the favorite term for pro deathers is mysogyny. it means a hate or mistrust of women. but pro aborts are the true woman haters. i always ask them about forced abortion in china (mysogyny)) or dead baby girls from abortion (mysogyny) and they never address it.

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  14. I just cried.  To see the blood, the babies, the doctor who roughly held a baby but treated he/she like trash….May God have mercy on us as a nation and as a people who allow such atrocities.  

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  15. Funnily enough, I kind of agree with Joan. Since it’s only going to make the pro-life rounds (apparently), it won’t be all that effective except maybe to further entrench people in their convictions. 

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  16. Wow – this is terrible.  I think we need to pump as much money as we can into making sure women who don’t want babies yet are using proper contraception, and detecting pregnancies as early as possible to avoid “messy” abortions.  Then we can avoid images like those on the screen.

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  17. Showing images like this has not worked to change hearts in mass quantities for 34 years.  why are they being shown to a crowd that are already pro-life?  I don’t get it.  There are so many families and children at the march – prolife families, that don’t need to see these pictures! 
    In order to end abortion, we need to change people’s hearts, with love, not with horror – on an individual basis, not in a shock-the-masses kind of way.  It doesn’t work!!  It just makes them more angry, more indignant, and more hardened. 
    Our country is blind to the horrors of violence and abortion – that is something we cannot change.  What we can do is offer the opposite of violence – NOT more images of violence, but love.  Real love, real joy – the joy and love that can be found in the family. 
     

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  18. I think these images work.  At the very least they promote discussion of the reality of abortion in addition to the discussion of the use of abortion images. 

    I will never understand the pro-choice people who find these images horrible but yet are still willing to support the actual procedure that produces these images.
    If you don’t like the images, don’t promote abortion. 

    To the pro-lifers who have reservations about the use of these images I would only ask where they think the images should be used if they are not used at the March for Life?
    I would rather live in a world where our children did not have to see these images, but I do not.  What kind of answer can we give to our children when they are older and ask us why we didn’t do everything in our power to stop abortion?

    Jill, I don’t think these images have been used for 34 years.  Nonetheless, love is the only thing that will change the minds of the people.  In my opinion, these images represent our love for the unborn.  To me, these images honor the lives of the unborn.  By the looking at these unborn we honor their lives and give them the funeral they never received.  Their parents chose to ignore them, I will not do the same.

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  19. i was pro choice until i actually SAW a graphic abortion sign. i have shown others and they become very shocked and upset. upset and disgusted with abortion. i wasnt won by love. i was won with graphic abortion signs.

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  20. I agree that the March isn’t the place to show this.  Show these pictures to the people that need to see them.  There are so few prochoice people present at the March (contrary to what the press may say).  Let the March continue to be the beautiful, joyful celebration of life that it is.  That’s what wins hearts.

    Displaying these pictures on jumbotrons on street corners or flying them behind planes over the campus of Notre Dame is disrespectul to the babies.

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  21. heather

    I was convivted of the wrong of abortion by the images of abortion.  However, I believe it was love that prompted the people to put up those images that I saw.    And, at the risk of not being humble, I had to be open to love and to compassion in  order to understand that these images portrayerd a wrong.  It my opinion it is a paradox/mystery as to how the transformation of a person’s outlook takes place, as I don’t know what moved my heart to be opened.

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  22. I have worked for Project Rachel – a ministry for women who have had aborions – and I can tell you honestly that they know what they did.  They certainly don’t need to see these pictures.
    Abortion has affected so many people now – 1 in 4 women has had at least one, that everyone is either walking wounded or knows someone who is.  They need love and compassion.
    For those intellectually opposed to abortion, or those unaware of what it is, these pictures can certainly have an affect. These are not the people who attend the March for Life.
    As for the children in attendance, somebody commented that to take their innocence into consideration we disregard those children who have been aborted.  ??  So if I am trying to shield my three-year-old from horrific images, that I’m not pro-life enough?  That’s ridiculous.  Here’s what it ends up meaning – that there are many people like me with small children who may otherwise have attended the march and bolstered up the numbers but choose not to because I don’t want to risk them seeing this images before I believe they’re ready. 
    The March has over the years become like a big, joyous family reunion instead of just a political anti-legislation march.  The Marchers are the visible witness of what a culture of life can really be.  But i haven’t attended since I’ve had small children, six years, and I know many others like me who feel the same way.
    And also – for the commenter who said he didn’t believe images had been used for 34 years…that may be true, but The Silent Scream was produced in 1984.  So, that’s 28 years.  close enough.
     

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  23. Jill,

    Most of the women in Rachel Vineyard admit that they never realized that the child was a real person at the time they had their abortion.  Most of the women, support the use of these images because the images provide the truth about abortion that the abortion mills never mention/ed.

    Jill pro-lifers accept life but not abortion. Death is part of life, but the means by which these aborted babies died doesn’t need to be part of life.

    Having a joyous festival is important but how does that convince people that abortion is wrong? 

    Where do you suggest that these images be used Jill? 

    And how do you know who and what type of person attends or might see a March for Life?

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  24. hi tyler. i agree with you. i am a nurse and i really never knew what an aborted baby looked like. i began to go to abortion sites and do my own homework. omg when i saw those dead babies in buckets tossed away like trash i was mortified. i have books with graphic images and if my friends and i discuss abortion i get it out. i warn them but they want to see. many have aborted and they are shocked. they never knew. its not to make them feel guilt. if they want to cry i will hold you. you need to see it and never do this again or at all. america will not reject abortion until america sees abortion!

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  25. Allen Lee Davis was electrocuted by the state of Florida in 1999.  A strap was over his mouth, and his death was partially caused by asphyxiation and partially by execution.  He bled all over his shirt during the execution, and the photos became a trumpet for anti-death penalty advocates regarding the cruelty of the system.  Their goal was to eliminate the DP.

    The pro-DP crowd had a simple response.  Build a better DP. Kill the prisoner with a nice cocktail of drugs.  Makes it easier for the people to handle.
     

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  26. ..and logically, I’m right.

    It is why I’d rather see the focus put on the joys of life, and how we have a support system (in most states) to really help women and families who choose life over death.  

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  27. Most of the women in Rachel Vineyard admit that they never realized that the child was a real person at the time they had their abortion. Most of the women, support the use of these images because the images provide the truth about abortion that the abortion mills never mention/ed. I don’t think Jill is saying the pictures shouldn’t be used at all, just that they should be used in a better way. Jill pro-lifers accept life but not abortion. Death is part of life, but the means by which these aborted babies died doesn’t need to be part of life. What does this even mean?  Of course we all agree that abortion doesn’t need to be a part of life.  And of course pro-lifers don’t accept abortion.  
    Are you insinuating that because some people think these pictures shouldn’t be blown up and shown where small children will be present — that means those people are ignoring what abortion really is?  Sorry, but that makes no sense.
     

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  28. Jill (Stanek),
    The images and videos are hideous…there is no question about that. The reality they portray is also hideous. However, because the level of wickedness behind abortion is so high, does it not require that every legal tool available be levied against it? The images are despicable, but the reality of going-on 54 million human babies (to begin with) dead (not to mention mommies who also died from the mutilations) is even more heinous. Helping young children understand truth in ways they can digest does not destroy their innocence, even if graphic images are involved…being betrayed by a false sense of security does. 
    It’s nice to have pro-life rallies that celebrate life with lots of small children and babies, but the point of having the rallies is so they won’t be necessary. Of course, those in attendance do not need to be angry, bitter, haughty, and mean. But here we are, 39 years later, and people look forward to these meetings. This should not be. The point of protesting is not to continue the protest, but rather to end the condition that is being protested…

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  29. Again, there are age appropriate teaching tools for any and all subjects. To teach truth to a young child, one must be conscious of the fragility of their minds and the imagery they can handle. These images are not appropriate for children. When they are, use them. While they are not, use the multitude of other tools available to teach about abortion. Leaving the hard core stuff for when they are emotionally mature enough to handle it does not, in any way, constitute betrayal nor a false sense of security.  We have no confusion in our home about abortion and our 4 kids range in ages from 10 to 2 with one more on the way in February. We have had no need to use graphic images to convey the point that all life is sacred, from conception to natural death. They have been blessed with being able to attend my sonograms and with techs that have been so generous as to explain every little detail of what they were seeing on the screen. There is no confusion, they know life begins at conception. There is no confusion, abortion means termination. There is no need for the gore at their age. And so, yes, the march this year will have at least 6 less people in attendance. 

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  30. There is  more than one way to abort someone..we can abort souls as well. I have been doing post abortion work for over 20 years and I totally disagree that most post abortive women think this is ok. I have gotten more calls because of pictures like this that have totally damaged people. It is enough to throw some into despair. what about their lives? Jesus loves them too. what does this do to those who are not ready to see them, who feel unforgivable already? What about them?
    I definitely think these are necessary and there is a place for them but not in the public square where those not healed and small children are there. Would you want your small child to see pictures of other forms of violence. Someone whose head was blown off or stabbed to death? what about aborting their innocence? what about what it will do to them to see it?
    Post abortive people often go along with things because they want to be accepted. I have seen countless numbers of them exploited for the cause..I think we need to begin to look at our own actions.
     

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  31. I now have to prepare my small children attending the March about not looking – shielding their eyes, protecting their innocence – and that is not what I want to do.  I want them to walk and see all the support for LIFE.   This is going around the loop of friends who are all going and our response is not the support I am seeing here.  Perhaps it is because those who think this is okay don’t have small children?  

    I don’t know but I do know I’m upset about the use of these videos.  Where is the honoring of the dead that we are called to as Catholics?  I am not naive about the realities of abortion but do not feel that we need to show this in an arena that is full of young children.

    A jumbotron of sonograms, 3-D images of babies in utero would be much more effective and completely acceptable to all as well as irrefutable evidence of life.  How many babies have been saved by free sonograms at clinics?  How many more would be saved if he chose that film and not this one?

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  32. To be fair, RW, there are going to be a ton of groups there and many of them bring posters with graphic photos – so this will just be a video of the same thing you always see there. Many of them are sonograms, etc. as you suggest, but some still use the graphic photos and you can’t control that…I know it’s tough because you want to protect your kids – but I think you did the right thing in warning them in advance and explaining it to them so they will be prepared to see this.

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  33. Thank you for posting that link, Laura!  It is an excellent perspective! God bless you and your little ones!

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