Why images?

 

 

The history of social reform teaches us the power of images: in raising awareness of an issue, changing public opinion, and bringing about social reform.

 

Because many people have an opinion about abortion without having all the information at their disposal, we educate the public, so people can make a decision / form an opinion with extra information that is often kept hidden. The gruesome reality.

We find it a disservice to the victims to publish sanitized pictures that don’t fully reflect their plight.

 

A picture is worth a thousand words

 

We know that a picture is worth a thousand words, and that many people will not understand the beauty of life in the womb nor the horror of abortion unless they see the pictures.

 

Experience teaches us that when people see the truth about what happens to a victim, they might change their mind. Perhaps at first angry, as the new information contradicts the thoughts already in their mind, but later some say “Now that I see this and I have the time to think about it, I’m not for abortion anymore.” (See Julie on our video page 12 other films.)

We focus mainly on informing the general public, those with a functioning conscience who are open to realistic information, as opposed to extreme ‘die-hard’ feminists who don’t mind baby’s dying hard.

 

Slavery was once legal too.*

Am I not human?

Am I not a man and a brother?

 

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Environmental movement

 

My slave my choice

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Trees environmental movement



The first attempts to mobilize public support to stop the felling of trees was done by showing breathtaking photographs of majestic trees. However, this did not yield much more than a gigantic yawn. Then they showed pictures of hectares of felled trees, on the spot where hundreds of trees stood before. It was a gruesome sight – comparable to a battlefield.

This approach was successful.

©CBR-UK with permission

Ball and chain – a slave was not seen as a person. Neither are babies seen as a person. 

So they become an ‘object’ to do with as one pleases.

 

 

 

 

©Eke with permission

Seeing helps to understand the position of the victim

©Eke with permission

©Eke with permission

Forcing people to cover their (nose and) mouth broke their will and individuality. Face coverings were apparently ancient tools used to break people down psychologically.

 

 

Slavery abolition

 

 

A book by Dutchman Stedman (1796) with images of slavery made people aware of the human-degrading manner in which slaves were treated, which also led to the abolition of  slavery. The sugar in the tea no longer tasted so good when they saw what the victims experienced.

 

William Wilberforce fought against a huge human rights abuse, which became one of the turning events in history. He spoke for those who could not speak, he made the blind see with some of his team going around the country with the ball and chain the slaves endured, educating them, showing drawings of how they were packed as sardines in the slave ships, took his fellow parliamentarians on a sight seeing tour on the Thames river coming alongside a slave ship so they could smell the stench, and hear their wailing and sorrow on board the slave ship. Eventually Wedgwoord came on board making the famous ‘am I not a man and a brother’, and he lead a movement that changed the world. An inspiration, started by 2 men. Be sure to watch the film ‘Amazing Grace’ – a trailer is on this website.

“You may look the other way, but you can never say ‘I didn’t know’.”

 

Likewise, AbortusInformatie.nl also educates with the instruments used by abortionists, and shows what abortion does to the victim’s body.

 

In a similar manner Martin Luther King bravely stood against the human rights abuse against dark coloured people.

And we stand for the human rights of babies.

©Eke with permission

Images taken in a museum located where the slaves went on board in Africa

 

 

 

 

 

©Eke with permission

©Eke with permission

The undocumented are still human, just as babies are still homo-sapien: stages of development embryo, fetus, newborn, infant, toddler, adolescent, teenager, adult, elderly

©Eke with permission

 

AbortionInformation.eu

 

We promote awareness about what the choice of abortion really means, so that it is no longer abstract. Some say that if they had seen the images before, they would never have been able to make the choice for abortion.
AbortusInformatie.nl shows the reality.

It was seeing the image of an 8 week aborted baby (from conception), with ribs, 10 fingers and toes, and eyes staring at her, that struck the founder of AbortusInformatie.nl, and led her to understand what abortion had done to her baby. After crying 3 days, she decided  the world needed to know what happens behind closed clinic doors.

 

We are grateful for the obtained permission of many to use their beautiful photos of early life, and abortion images from the organisation we liase with – Center for Bio-Ethical Reform CBR as their Dutch affiliate.

 

We shouldn’t hide the inconvenient, uncomfortable truths. We show what happens to the victim.

 

 

 

 

If one only sees an image of a well dressed Jewish family comfortable in their home by the fireplace, with a large indoor plant, one does not grasp the full extent of what happened to them.

 

Seeing reality helps understand what happened. ***

Likewise images of born babies do not convey the horror of what babies go through.

Seeing reality helps to understand what abortion is about for the victim.

We educate.

 

 

 

More background information on why we use images can be found here.

 

 

 

Credits:

 

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Buchenwald corpses.jpg

Public domain

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

courtesy of Norman M. Faye.

Photograph by Clinton C. Gardner

Corpses piled up behind the crematorium in Buchenwald concentration camp circa April 14, 1945

 [http://www.ushmm.org/ United States Holocaust Memorial Museum]

File:Buchenwald Corpses.jpg – Wikimedia Commons

 

 

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‘A Negro hung alive by the Ribs to a Gallows’ Date 1796

File:Blake after John Gabriel Stedman Narrative of a Five Years copy 2 object 2-detail.jpg – Wikimedia Commons

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Detail from William Blake’s illustration John Gabriel Stedman, Narrative, of a Five Years’ Expedition, against the Revolted Negroes of Surinam, copy 2, object 2 (Bentley 499.2) “A Negro hung alive by the Ribs to a Gallows”

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Public domain wikimedia commons: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Official_medallion_of_the_British_Anti-Slavery_Society_(1795).jpg

Attribution: Josiah Wedgwood (1730-1795) and either William Hackwood or Henry Webber; “Josiah Wedgewood…produced the emblem as a jasper-ware cameo at his pottery factory. Although the artist who designed and engraved the seal is unknown, the design for the cameo is attributed to William Hackwood or to Henry Webber, who were both modelers at the Wedgewood factory.” (https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part2/2h67.html PBS]), Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Source: British Abolition Movement