An abortion clinic director's letter last Tuesday blasted pro-lifers for passing out pictures of "stillbirths" outside her abortion mill.
First of all, where would these pro-lifers get stillborn babies to photograph? Stillborn babies would either be sent to a funeral home for embalming and burial, or they would be cremated in the hospital. There are, after all, legal and medical requirements to be met regarding stillbirths.
Additionally, if those dead babies are really stillborn children, not aborted children, how does the clinic director explain the wounds?
The best question, however, is this: If abortion is such a good thing that it should be a "fundamental constitutional right," why wouldn't those abortion photos be beautiful to her? Shouldn't they fill her with a sense of pride and satisfaction that the right thing is being done?
If abortions are a good thing, those photographs would be in abortion clinic ads. Planned Parenthood would distribute them door-to-door. The National Organization for Women would have posters of them in their offices.
If abortion isn't wrong, then there is no reason to oppose the photographs. If abortion isn't wrong, the photos should be used as evidence of what an enlightened and progressive society we are.
Of course, the reason pro-choice people are so disgusted by the photographs is that they show a reality they'd rather ignore: that abortion is killing babies, that it is brutal and violent, and that it is evil.
Which leaves me to wonder why pro-choicers condemn the pictures while applauding the reality.