Tuesday, 15 June 2010
National Secular Society finds ultrasound image of unborn child “horrifying”
Last week I blogged on the new advertising campaign being launched this year by a coalition of Protestant Churches. The adverts will show an ultrasound image of an unborn baby with a halo around his head, with the accompanying words: “He’s on His way. Christmas starts with Christ.”
I was asked by Ruth Gledhill, religious correspondent for The Times, to provide a comment. I said: “This advertisement sends a powerful message to everyone in Britain where 570 babies are killed every day in the womb, 365 days a year, under the Abortion Act. Whenever we kill an unborn child in an abortion, we are killing Jesus."
Ruth Gledhill’s article also included a comment from Terry Sanderson, of the National Secular Society, who criticised the image. Mr Sanderson said: “At first glance it looks like a poster for a horror film — perhaps The Omen VI: He’s Coming to Get You.”