One complaint pro-abortion choice activists have about the pro-life movement is their propensity to display images of aborted fetal human being. In Athens Georgia, at the University of Georgia, pro-abortion choice activists erected a make-shift barrier to block such images.
(The College Fix) — Pro-life and pro-abortion groups faced off at the University of Georgia on Monday and today. While pro-life students showed their peers the reality of abortion with graphic images, pro-choice students built a makeshift wall to block the images from view and held signs with statements like “Pussy Power” and “My Body, My Choice.”
In interviews with The College Fix, pro-abortion students called the graphic images – which showed bloody fetuses after late-term abortions – “hateful speech.”
Pro-life students countered that stark photos are needed to impact people on the realities of abortion…
[Justice for All logistics coordinator Rebecca] Haschke said it is necessary for students to see the graphic results of abortion. She compared the experience to the famous open casket picture of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old black boy whose brutal killing at the hands of white Mississippians galvanized the Civil Rights movement.
“[The Emmett Till photograph] opened the casket on racism,” Hashke said. “This opens the casket on what abortion is.”
I understand why the pro-abortion choice activists don’t want the images shown, it turns people off. Personally, I don’t like seeing the images either, I find them disturbing. But that’s kind of the point though, isn’t it. Like Haschke said, it opens the eyes to people about what abortion really is. Pro-abortion choice advocates and activists regularly mislead people when they describe what it is that’s aborted is merely a blob of tissue, a clump of cells, or a mass of tissue. The pictures unmistakably depict a pre-born human baby.
I’ve never been quite at ease with this objection. It doesn’t make sense to me.If abortion is morally benign or morally acceptable, how could images of it be offensive? If one is a proud supporter of abortion choice, why are images of it wrong? In other words, images of excised tumor (lump of cells, mass of tissue, etc.) isn’t offensive.
What makes one image of an excised blob of tissue offensive and another image of excised blob of tissue not?
How do these images make you feel?