Skip to comments.Major Newspapers Reject Pro-Life Ad, Image of Baby “Too Controversial”
Posted on 07/05/2013 2:12:24 PM PDT by NYer
Washington, DC (LiveActionNews) – A national pro-life organization is outraged after three major American newspapers rejected a pro-life ad as too controversial.
The Chicago Tribune, USA Today, and the LA Times refused to run an advertisement created by Heroic Media.
The ad features a hand holding a 20- to 24-week-old baby with the quote, This child has no voice, which is why it depends on yours. Speak Up.
Heroic Media Executive Director Joe Young said he was shocked and angered that the media outlets were willing to talk about the issue but were unwilling to show the reality of life at 20 weeks.
I am disturbed that these papers would run article after article promoting the notion that abortion is a victimless act without consequences, Young said. The fact remains, children who are unique individuals never again to be duplicated are being killed in the most violent way imaginable and they feel the excruciating pain of that death.
The newspapers took issue with the image of the baby.
It seems as though it is okay to talk about the issue in general, but when you actually put a face to the discussion, then it becomes controversial, Young said.
Last week after the House passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, Heroic Media put out a statement requesting that the pro-life community contact their senators and encourage them to consider and support the Act.
Americans deserve to know the truth about the children sentenced to die for no fault of their own and that we have a chance to spare some of them through this legislation, Young said.
The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act prevents an abortionist from performing an abortion at or after 20 weeks, based on empirical scientific medical evidence that proves that unborn babies can feel pain. Science shows that at eight weeks after fertilization, the unborn child reacts to touch, and at 20 weeks, the unborn baby responds to what would be felt as pain.
The image shows a 20- to 24-week-old baby in a persons hands. Heroic Medias goal was to show what life looks like at 20 weeks. The non-profit organization has resubmitted the ad with a different image, now one of a 20-week-old baby in utero.
The Chicago Tribune has now agreed to run the ad with the second image as long as Heroic Media indicates that it is an advertisement.
Our hope is that the American public begins to advance this debate with both the mother and child in mind, Young said.
Heroic Media is a non-profit whose mission is to educate the public in general and reach women facing unplanned pregnancies with life-affirming alternatives through the use of mass media, such as television commercials, internet outreach, and billboards.
This issue, the late-term killing of developing children, is one that should be addressed in the U.S. Senate, and we encourage our fellow citizens to let their Senators know our desire to see that happen, Young said.
Can’t be showing pictures of babies. They might not get aborted and the eugenicists cannot allow that.
chickenshit worthless craven bastards
If it weren’t for crappy chain motels USA Today’s circulation would be about half od what it is.
Given that most women who have abortions made the deliberate choice to get pregnant with the intent of aborting the baby, waiting until women are pregnant is waiting too long.
Women need to be educated *before* they make the decision that the availability of abortion makes it okay to have unprotected sex. Accurate ads about abortion help with this education.
Yet is is Ok for the left to constantly show us people on TV without hair, legs or voice boxes.
The end of days has come...we’re merely playing out the string.
Tell the truth and you well be punished.
Yup... very much concur, opposition is evil... this isn’t even one of those bloody, gorey pictures, that baby is as clean as a whistle.
Only the power of the gospel can overcome Satan. Anything less is catch as catch can and may redistribute evil but will not get rid of it.
This should be ANOTHER wake up call to the damn GOP! You do not fight and oppose lies and delusion by waging a war with the faulty ammunition of meek or compromised truth. It's time to be bold and clear damnit! No more half assed 'conservative' RINOs or their delusion placating messages!
The pro-abortion media is hiding the truth. If one didn’t read the pro-life Texas legislation one would be totally lied to by pro-abortionists.
Yup, Servant... my initial reaction is “what could possibly be debated here?” What they don’t want to do is see their clientele “guilt tripped.”
(As a side comment which may or may not be pertinent, I myself wouldn’t want to be the cause of a “guilt trip” whose destination was anywhere other than squarely at the cross.)
It seems as though it is okay to talk about the issue in general, but when you actually put a face to the discussion, then it becomes controversial
The picture might upset people who don't read cursive.
Let’s be careful about how we use the word “damn.” It isn’t God’s last name, I know that. Condemning people rather than acts cuts off avenues of communication quicker than anything. We’re trying to sell the truth which is that God’s love execrates this sin and encouraging people to get a heart to see that truth.
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