Signing For Life

August 22, 2007 09:00 AM

I read an article recently that goes to the central reason why we are pro-life Americans who are seeking justice for our fellow preborn brothers and sisters. Gary DeMar wrote about the ads a New York mini-storage facility has run that feature the following slogan: "Your closet space is shrinking as fast as her right to choose."

The writer went on to whine about the reasons why pro-lifers are "not as clever" because he claims we do not use the "finger in the eye" approach. I got the impression he did not think we provide attention-getting messages to our fellow Americas.

This of course begs the question: should we build our signs, slogans and public demonstrations around the obvious or should we be sly in our approach, thus leaving others to wonder exactly what we mean?

We have to be quite careful about how we present truth so that we can actually get that truth into the public arena. For example, when was the last time you saw a picture of an aborted baby in a newspaper ad, on a television show or on a billboard? Rarely.

When was the last time you read a newspaper headline stating, simply, "abortion murder must end!" Not too often, since those who favor abortion will sue before they will permit truth like this to occupy the public consciousness for longer than a millisecond.

The answer to this perplexing reality is not to suggest that pro-lifers are not creative, but rather to help us crack the media bias that makes it impossible for people like me to even do an interview and show a dead baby!

Abortion is not confusing nor is it complex. It is murder, and that is it.

Until the public hears this, reads this and understands what happens to real babies within the wombs of real mothers, no amount of clever gobbledygook is going to help.

So to Mr. DeMar I say, Dear Sir: Please take note of all the pro-life billboards currently on display in America, examine them and tell us exactly what it is about them, especially the ones that the Black Genocide project has placed in minority neighborhoods, that you find less than clever. Please give us a few examples.

And please help us pressure the media to be honest.

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