Graphic Photos Work!

How pictures of abortion have saved and changed lives

Fr. Frank Pavone
National Director, Priests for Life
Publication Date: March 19, 2008

Following are examples of the feedback we receive at Priests for Life from people who have visited and seen the aborted baby photos.

Pro-choice to pro-life conversions

I have been a pro abortion catholic...... After seeing the pictures of what it exactly was, I nearly cried thinking I supported this awful murder. I ask Jesus my Christ to forgive my past way of thinking. I finally "get it." This is pure murder. I pray that more people will get to know what it is they are supporting. -- My Shame.

Hello, I am a sixteen-year-old female and I just finished looking at the pictures on your site and reading what actually happens during an abortion. Up until five minutes ago I was extremely pro-choice. I thought things like, "let women make their own decisions about their own bodies" and things along those lines. Because of your site, I realize that abortion is not a choice about a woman's is the LIFE of a BABY. Never before did I realize how truly horrible and careless abortion really is. Maybe it's because I'd never seen the pictures, or read the actual descriptions of abortion. Maybe I was too afraid to know the truth. I really don't know. But within 3 minutes of viewing your website, my face was covered in tears. Those pictures just really hurt to look at. To see an innocent child...dead before it was even born. It hurts me to know that people find this acceptable. I thank you so, so much for your wonderful website. I cannot express how grateful I am that you have shown me the truth about abortion. God bless you. Thank you once again. -- Katey

I have been a pro-choice believer my entire life until someone shared your web-site with me. I was first shocked then sickened by what I saw. God, how could I have been so misguided my entire life? I actually believed it was not a baby. I actually believed a first trimester abortion was fine. Boy did you open my eyes. I believe that God worked with me today to show me the right way. I have often wondered if I was wrong but always dismissed those thoughts until I saw these photographs. Several of my pro-life friends told me to pray for help in seeing how wrong abortion is. I have prayed but with yours and God’s help I found this site and now I see. I am 30 years old and a mother of two children. I always thought this was a woman’s issue and never considered anything but the choice. Now I see it for what it is...just plain wrong. Thank you so much for this site. You have reached at least one person.

I'm 25, white...from a middle class family in NY. Before seeing this site I was 100% pro choice...thinking that no one person or group had the right to tell a woman what she can or cannot do with her body. However after seeing these photos, I can honestly say I have changed my opinion. If more people saw the end result of their decisions, I truly believe they would think twice.

I was totally pro-choice before seeing these horrifying pictures and reading the different stories. These are CHILDREN, they are people! I can’t understand why people are doing this. I sit here and question what has happened for this to be a legal practice in our wonderful nation, and around the world. How can people be so accepting and tolerant of this?

I can't stop crying and had to stop looking at your website. I have completely changed my views on abortion and now am against it. How is it that I, as a 30 year-old woman never knew what an abortion really looked like? Those innocent tiny bodies are ripped apart? We would be appalled if we treated animals like that but we do it to humans all the time? I am absolutely horrified at what it entails and if I had known this, I never would have taken the topic so lightly. I thought it was just like a lump of silly putty until the very end. Thank you for your website and for simply being honest. I think more people need to look at the reality. -- Kim, PA

Until I looked at these photos, I considered myself to be pro-choice. I will never be able to look at the abortion issue the same. This was a wonderful reality check for me and I thank you very much for making these photos available so that people like me can personalize this issue and see it for what it really is. – Aimee

I have a dear friend who is very "pro-choice" and I said: "Do you think there should be any restrictions on abortions?" The answer was no. I happened to have my laptop available and said: "Have you ever seen what an abortion looks like?" The answer was: "No and I don’t believe it’s a baby until at least the 3rd trimester." I accessed your website and showed her the pictures. She was rightfully and truly horrified about what this REALLY looks like. And, she started to cry. She isn’t "pro-choice" anymore. Thank you again and God Bless you and your organization.

To see all those innocent babies who didn’t even get to see the light of day except in pieces sickens and disgusts me. I once was pro-choice but now, I am definitely Pro Life because what is happening out there is nothing less than murder. All women should know the facts before even contemplating an abortion. I am 17 years old and to know this at this age, helps me prepare for the future and decisions I make.

From this day forward, I will never condone an abortion, regardless of the reason. The next web site a search for will be a pro-life organization where I can get involved. Those pictures have changed my life. I hope to never have to see them ever again.

OH MY GOSH. I just read your entire web page. OH MY GOSH is all I can really say out loud. You need to get this message through to as MANY people as you possibly can. I have seen articles and read about abortions before but I still felt like it was the woman's decision to decide whether or not she wanted to give birth to a baby. My mind was changed TODAY because of your web site. I can't tell you how much you touched me and turned me around in a full circle. Thank you. I will definitely share this message with other women I know.

Silent Pro-life people provoked into action

Let me state first that I am rarely if ever speechless, I am very outspoken and speak what I feel. The abortion images are jolting, and will haunt me the rest of my life. What kind of species are we that we would allow this horrific act to become acceptable practice? I always knew abortion was an unpleasant but unseen part of our world yet I was silent all these years, and my silence was in essence giving my acceptance, I promise you this, I will never be silent about this matter again.

Today I went to volunteer at the Right to Life Booth. I have been avoiding the booth for a couple of years following a devastating miscarriage and just a general "lack of enthusiasm" for the pro-life movement. I just finished looking at every single graphic photo you have on your website and all I can say is "I'm back!!!" The pictures have helped me get over myself and my own situation and have energized me to join the fight again to save the babies... and stop the holocaust. It's heinous and horrific crime with SO MANY VICTIMS!!!! -- Anne, New York

I have always been against abortion but seeing the graphics not only enrages me it also awoke the silent, big dog inside me. I no longer will be silenced either by politicians, feminists, pro-murder organizations such as Planned Parenthood, ACLU or any other slime group. I believe in peace and not in violence as Jesus called all of us to do. Thank You Priests for Life you have now given me a purpose to serve God.

…I have always been against abortion, but until January of this year I never really spoke out against it. You see, these kind of pictures you have on your site are exactly what sparked the pro-life spirit in me... Seeing those pictures was what I needed to open my eyes to the desperate plight of those poor innocent little sweet babes …. If those pictures can light a forest fire in my heart and soul like that, I am sure they will have that effect on other lukewarm men and women who call themselves "pro-life" but sit back and do nothing against the terrible atrocities of abortions…

Babies saved

I just want to say that your site has turned my thinking around. I wanted an abortion because I already have 4 children and it will be very hard to have another. But after I saw the pictures of Malachi and there is NO WAY I could do this to my baby. Thank you so very much for caring about these babies because if it wasn't for you and your site I would probably be getting an abortion this week. I am 11 weeks pregnant and I am still struggling with this but I now know I cannot murder my child!

Oh my goodness, when I looked at your website, of the precious little babies that have been murdered, I cried so hard. I'm still crying. To think that I had the thought actually cross my mind of getting an abortion. I just had a baby 4 months ago by emergency c section, and pregnant again. Seeing those pictures really changed my mind. I'm only 18 and having a hard time dealing with everything, but those pictures helped me decide. Then I read the story about little Malachi, it tore me to pieces. I started bawling. I'm so touched by how some people care. Thank You SOOOOOOOOOO much. I know the choice for my little peanut is life. Thank you again. Thank you from the depths of my heart, ps...I've included a picture of my little boy if anyone would like to see him.

Up until I visited this site I had been pro-choice. I thought that I would do an Internet search to see exactly what an abortion entails. After seeing the images on your site, there was no decision to be made. I figured that whatever hardships having a baby at this time would bring me would be far easier than living with the guilt I knew I would never rid myself of if I was to get an abortion. The pictures had such a powerful effect on me. They helped me to be strong and realize that this pregnancy was made possible by God and if it wasn’t meant to be, that was His choice, not mine. I trusted that He has a plan for me and that He wouldn’t give me anything I couldn’t handle. As I sit here typing, my beautiful baby boy is alive and kicking inside me. As I said in the beginning of this letter, I am not sure what brought me back to this site, but viewing the pictures again made me so happy that I did not take that path. It only re-affirmed my decision and also made me realize the value of your site. It has saved me a lifetime of therapists, anti-depressants, and overwhelming guilt. THANK YOU.

I am the mother of two beautiful children, both of who were unplanned and came at the wrong time. When I found out I was pregnant for the second time I was upset and even thought about abortion. Someone dear to me showed me your website and I cried for an hour. To this day I still get tearful when I look at my four month old son. I almost made the worst decision of my life. I wish everyone could see these pictures and hopefully change lives. I have talked to several people who are currently pregnant and few even thought about abortion, I asked them if they had seen pictures and they said no and I showed them, they had the same reaction to me. I do not think that thought will ever come up in my mind again. The gift of a child is so precious, if one doesn’t want the child themselves they should consider adoption not abortion.

Today I saw the pictures on aborted fetuses,,,I was appalled and disgusted. I’m 8weeks pregnant and thought about having an abortion. NOT ANY MORE!!! I thought that it would be tissue, but I can clearly see a small human being, and could not consider killing my baby I considered an abortion when I fell pregnant with my son, I visited your website and was physically sick. Now when I see these images it makes me hug my 8 month old precious baby boy a little bit harder. Please find attached a photo of my son, who without yourselves would not be here.

A friend of mine recommended me to your site because I told her I was going to have an abortion on this coming Friday. I couldn't help but to just stare at the innocent babies that were killed. Just a couple of hours ago I was saying to myself "I wish I can just get a sign to whether this is a good idea or not." I am 3 months pregnant now and I am actually going to go through with this pregnancy. Thank you.

Thank you so much for your website. I am 14 weeks pregnant and my partner wants me to have an abortion. ... so I thought about it. I got on the internet trying to see how much it cost and I was lead to your site. I wanted to see what happens and what they look like at 14 weeks. Thanks to your site. I am not going to do it. I already have 4 beautiful girls... But you know what, God does not put more on you than you can handle. I am unable to commit murder. That is like killing my own children at their age. This is a remarkable website. Everyone should see this site before they consider having an abortion. Everyone needs to see this to determine if they are able to live with themselves after doing this.

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