[quote=asquared]my objection would be: how were these images obtained? obviously if they are genuine, a horrible sinful act had to be performed in order to obtain the image. The situation would be comparable to photos taken during wartime atrocities, broadcast for their propaganda and news value. did the photographer participate in the sinful act, or was he merely recording it? should he have attempted to stop the action, or was he justified in doing his job recording the action?
I understand news correspondents and cameramen in Vietnam experience the same mental anguish and moral dilemma.
I sent a post but the forums went down so maybe it will turn up…
Anyway I support the Center for Bioethical Reform (www.abortionno.org) They use large photos placed on trucks, fences etc. The photos are GRAPHIC. I called my contact Rose to see where they were obtained. CBR did get the cooperation of an abortion clinic to allow both the photos and a film of the actual process. I do not know their motives but she wanted to stress that they were in the clinic with permission. Maybe it was a government run clinic and they had to be given access. At any rate Rose stressed that they do not support or participate in abortion obviously. As to the concern that they may be ‘participating’ by photographing and not physicallly stopping the abortions, for one most of the photos are of babies already aborted. (there is the film that does show the actual procedure), for another they believe that they are exposing evil by publishing the photos.
While I am having some mixed feelings due to this discussion, consider that we should think about what WILL happen (abortion) if people are not educated about the reality and brutality of this procedure. We should be less concerned about what MIGHT happen if someone is upset by the photos.
I do think that these photos should be used with discretion and that they should not deliberately put the photos in areas where they know there will be many small children.
I cannot speak for other photos or organizations but that is the source and reason behind the CBR campaign. Please visit their website for some incredible yet horrible information.