Christian organization Focus on the Family has big plans. Literally.
In May, they’ll be displaying a 4D image of a baby in its mother’s womb — in Time’s Square.
The giant ultrasound is meant to illustrate to New Yorkers exactly what their legislature is okay with killing.
Focus on the Family President Jim Daly explained to LifeSiteNews:
“Times Square is known as ‘The Crossroads of the World,’ and we’re at a crossroad as a nation regarding life. Do we really want to be part of the Abortion Axis of Evil – like China, North Korea and Vietnam that allows abortion for any reason after 20 weeks? We’re hearing from people all over the country who are disgusted by the blatant disregard for life. Enough is enough!”
Daly said the average person doesn’t understand how developed a child is during the stages of pregnancy:
“Most people have never seen a 4-D ultrasound. It’s our hope that after seeing these videos in Times Square, people will have no doubt that every life is made in the image of God. It’s our prayer that ALIVE FROM NEW YORK will be an event used to help change hearts and minds regarding life. We hope you’ll join us!”
He has reason to believe the display will have profound impact:
“When abortion-minded women see an image of their baby on a screen, research suggests that 54% of them will choose not to abort. Just last month at the March for Life, we announced a goal of saving a million lives by 2025. In the aftermath of the egregious NY legislation legalizing late-term abortion and the Virginia governor endorsing infanticide, we’re prayerfully hoping this will call greater attention to the plight of the preborn.”
According to Daly, the FoF organization remains committed to issues of the family nearly half a century after its founding:
“Over 40 years ago, our founder, Dr. James Dobson, recognized that the family was in trouble. Prompted by the Lord, he left a very comfortable position in academia to start Focus on the Family. Our mission then – and now – is to help families thrive in Christ. We do this by providing help and resources for couples to build healthy marriages that reflect God’s design, and for parents to raise spiritually and emotionally healthy kids.”
The New York image may affect the minds and hearts of voters, but it will do nothing for the moment to stop legislative action celebrated by Governor Andrew Cuomo — death to babies up until the moment of birth (here and here).
To change that will require more than a photo of the victim. But perhaps it’s a start.
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