This is a very good reflection by Stephanie Gray, of the Canadian Centre for Bioethical Reform. She helped the Carleton students organize their Genocide Awareness Project display.
As I sit at the end of a very long day that began with filming the arrest of 5 peaceful pro-life students at Carleton University, my mind swirls with reflections for the pro-life movement:
There has been an outpouring of support for these courageous young adults. From news reports to blogs to Facebook posts and tweets, everyone is talking about this injustice.
But where was that fervor for the over 270 children killed by abortion today?
As I was filming the appalling arrest of these kind and respectful students, my eyes filled with tears and I held back sobs. But tonight I found myself asking, “Did I cry for the babies who were slaughtered today?” Did you?
A whole community is rallying to action for these students because we /saw/ their plight. Perhaps we fail to rally for pre-born children with that same passion and fervour because their victimization is one we do not see.
Now, then, maybe we can understand why the students acted as they did. They have seen the plight of pre-born children. And in good conscience, they knew they had to act to stop it. We have seen the plight of the students and now we wish to stop that. (Source)
This eloquently explains why pictures of aborted fetuses have their place in the pro-life toolbox. Sometimes you need to see the atrocity to relate and get jolted into action.
Read the rest of Stephanie’s article here.