ACP Comment on Kitsap Sun: Photos Are Enlarged

“Cean,” a user on the Kitsap Sun writes:

“The photos they display are a lie, as they are enormously enlarged.” 

The images used by the Anti-Choice Project and the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform accurately depict what effect abortion has on the unborn child. These images of aborted babies are pictured with a common object, such as a coin or a hand to give perspective, so no matter how enlarged, anyone can recognize that the victims here are often smaller than a quarter. But their deaths are no less disturbing, and no less horrifying because of their size. In fact, we should express even greater outrage at an injustice whose victims are so small they cannot even defend themselves.

Nearly every billboard you pass down the street has pictures of enlarged people and products on them. If they were to show the actual size of the cell phone, hamburger, or whatever it was being advertised, you wouldn’t see it driving by at 25 mph. And so we enlarge images of once tiny and precious human beings, who were torn limb from limb and pitched in the trash, in order that their unjust killing might be known and exposed to the light of human conscience.

“Like a boil that can never be cured as long as it is covered up but must be opened with all its pus-flowing ugliness to the natural medicines of air and light, injustice must likewise be exposed, with all of the tension its exposing creates, to the light of human conscience and the air of national opinion before it can be cured.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.