Recently I shared an news article on my facebook account, that featured a photograph of an aborted baby. Some people were offended and upset by this. I was contacted in love, by an old friend, who kindly asked me to not post anything else about abortion, as it was upsetting many of my childhood friends. Although I understand why this person felt the need to contact me, I cannot, and will not stop highlighting this issue.
You may think "I cannot believe Sarah, posting these awful and horrible photos, she has really gone one step too far this time" But wait a minute...I didn't take this picture, nor was I the doctor who did this. Why are you angry or upset at me? Is the dead baby in the photograph awful and horrible? No, it is the act of abortion that is awful and horrible.
When faced with a photograph or news article such as this, it forces us to admit to ourselves the ugly realities of abortion; the ones we don't want to know about, and especially, the ones we do not want to see. The fact is, abortion kills babies. The truth is, is that you should be upset by seeing images like these. But don't waste your tears on a photo. Cry for the thousands of children who this happens to, daily around the world.
Putting our heads in the sand, will not help us assuage feelings of past guilt or shame. Looking away will not change this baby's fate, nor the fate of any others. Deleting me from your "friends" list will not erase the image of the dead baby from your mind. We must acknowledge the ugly truth, and be a part of stopping it. If something is too horrible to look at, then it is too horrible to be happening.
In summary, I hope that this post has been helpful to those who were offended, those who wondered why I would publish these posts and even those who are struggling with the guilt of abortion. I will not be offended if anyone deletes me from their facebook account; but I shall be disappointed, that you would rather look away, than face the truth and choose to help other children avoid this same fate.