Defend the Unborn, Speak Up for the Unborn and Don’t Forget to Respect the Unborn

Most of you will know how strongly I feel about the abortion debate playing out in my home state right now. This proposed piece of legislation hiding behind women’s rights in fact does nothing to protect vulnerable women and vulnerable unborn babies.

So you would think that I’d be ok with the images of aborted babies plastered around social media. They are photos of babies that many prefer to call “terminated fetuses”, mostly late-term, their dismembered bodies the colour of death, contorted, ugly, horrific. Fingers and toes, faces and torsos, lips and limbs of slaughtered babies bearing the proof of torturous deaths.

You would think I would support the distribution of such images because they expose the truth – they reveal the barbaric reality of how upwards of 80,000 unborn babies are disposed of each year in Australia.

Well, I don’t.

I struggled to write those few lines about real-life human beings who were not only subjected to the most inhumane kinds of deaths, but photos of their dead bodies were then made public.

I wonder – would you mind if, following the death of your grandmother, photos of her dead body were posted on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, on viral chain emails and so on? Photos of her naked with death blue on her lips? I suspect you would mind a great deal.

As I write this there is a tension within me because I am most vehemently opposed to abortion and I wish people understood the horror that is being carried out daily under the guise of ‘a woman’s right to choose’, ‘just another medical procedure’ and the blind spot that somehow only acknowledges life beyond the protective tissue of a woman’s womb. I want people to know abortion clinics for what they truly are: slaughterhouses.

But in posting such grisly photos of post-abortion horrors, I feel that some of us are doing the very thing we are opposing.

Dehumanising the unborn child.

If you wouldn’t post photos of your deceased nan, why would you do it to someone’s baby?


  1. Bronwyn Baker says

    Do persevere with this`battle Claire….keep it out there because humanity forgets too quickly L


  2. Carol says

    Claire, thank you for explaining this so clearly! I absolutely agree that it is wrong to display the mangled, bloodied bodies of these tiny innocent victims. In many countries when a hero of democracy is killed, his body is paraded in grief, but always with flowers, robes and with violence hidden as far as possible. I believe strongly that children and the emotionally vulnerable should not be exposed to these pictures – it is merely conditioning chlldren to such violence and doing real harm to the psyches of those who are vulnerable.

  3. 38dzcv003 says

    Agreed. In cases where the woman’s life is in danger, the woman’s life being danger is a mere pretext used by radical feminists to justify abortion. What gives the woman the greater right to life than the baby? I urge any feminist to answer this. Because its unwanted? If you say that, you are not for equality at all.

  4. John Wigg says

    Very sensitive, thoughtful comment: Even when the once-buried results of infant sacrifice at ancient Carthage in North Africa saw the light of day at the hands of 20th-Century archaeologists, some academics refused to accept the awful truth about an ancient sophisticated Mediterranean maritime power and its barbaric spirituality. It’s decades after the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps – There are still some supposedly civilised Westerners who want to deny that 6,000,000 Jews were exterminated by the Third Reich. Graphic images do dehumanise human victims and desensitise those who view them, but the silenced victims must never be forgotten… They must not die in vain.

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