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Why Images?

Martin Luther King Jnr. said in his 'Letter from Birmingham Jail'

"Like a boil that can never be cured so long as it is covered up but must be opened with all its ugliness to the natural medicines of air and light, injustice must be exposed, with all the tension its exposure creates, to the light of human conscience and the air of national opinion before it can be cured."

ICBR exists to educate the public regarding the truth about abortion. Images of what abortion does to the unborn speak for themselves. We don't need to protest abortion. We hold up the images of abortions victims and abortion protests itself.

We understand that seeing images of what abortion looks like is extremely distressing but feeling distressed about it is an appropriate response. There is no way to sugar coat an image of abortion. Why is so much anger vented toward those who show what abortion looks like but not vented towards those who are performing abortions? What is going on here?

Every successful movement of social reform in the past has involved activists 'shouting about' an injustice to a culture that doesn’t want to face up to the truth of that injustice. In our culture the word “abortion” has lost nearly all its meaning. We need to awaken people’s consciences in order for them to know that abortion is an act of violence that kills a baby.

It is definitely not our aim to upset women who have been through the trauma of abortion, however we absolutely believe that the life of an unborn person is considerably more important than hurt feelings.

ICBR does not directly target children with these images—they aren’t the ones perpetrating this injustice nor the ones complicit in it. The reality, however, is that it is impossible to reach teenagers and adults in society where no children will ever be present.

If parents with young children see the images, they can practice parental discretion and distract their children. Or, they can seize it as a teaching opportunity.

"When we show these images, sometimes children cry. If we don't show these images, sometimes children die."

The real question is: If its too distressing to look at abortion photo's, then why would be permit abortion practice? "If its too scary to visualise, then its too depraved to legalise"

Nobody likes abortion photos

No one can argue with a photograph. Photos of the broken bodies of the victims of abortion prove at a glance what CBR exists to establish – the humanity of the preborn and the inhumanity of abortion. But we are often told by pro-lifers and pro-aborts alike that it is wrong to display these photos publicly because the photos are too upsetting. This position makes no sense.

It makes no sense if the critic is a pro-lifer. CBR’s experience sharing these photos with people in the public square has demonstrated that they save lives. How can someone claim to be pro-life if they honestly believe that not upsetting people is more important than saving babies from abortion?

It also makes no sense if the critic is a pro-abort. An abortion photo merely depicts something that someone has done to a baby. How is it possible that it is okay to do this thing to a baby if it is so horrifying to view that it is immoral for us to show it to people?

Nobody likes abortion photos. That’s okay – they’re not supposed to be liked. Sometimes it’s hard to hear a victim’s story. Abortion photos are the only way the victims of this global holocaust can tell their story.

You can see all of the images that are the backbone of CBR’s various public, abortion-awareness projects by clicking here. The coins and pencils are included as size references and are part of the original photos. All ages are in weeks from fertilization.

Photos Terms of use:

1. You must condemn all abortion-related violence.

2. The photos are copyrighted, so acknowledge Center for Bio-Ethical Reform as the copyright holder by printing “Copyright AbortionNO.org” (or a non-English translation) in small font at the bottom of each photo used.

3. Always display the age of the baby (in whatever language is appropriate) so viewers understand how quickly children develop in the womb and how awful it is when they are destroyed by abortion.

4. Do not alter the photos in any way.

5. Do not transfer the photos to other individuals or groups that want to use them. Instead, refer those individuals or groups to us so they can obtain the photos directly from us.

Pro-Life Classroom

ICBR condemns ALL abortion related violence and refuses to work with or be associated with anyone who fails to condemn such violence.

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