Creative Pro-life Billboard

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pro-life pregnancy billboard

This billboard gets the message across.

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Lauren October 7, 2010 at 11:12 pm

I think this is a verry hard topic to brodcast considering you never know the individual’s background or cercumstance. I’m not saying I’m not pro life because I definatly lean pro life the most, but I am uncomfortable with trying to push such a difficult thing, something I pesonally could never understand, on anyone.

Lauren October 7, 2010 at 11:29 pm

For example( so you can understand what I ment)…what if a girl looked at this billboard was a rape victim, which I realize is rare but I don’t want to risk hurting anyone? Could you imagine going through a pregnancy that from your insides, every time that little baby kicks, reminds you of your raper??? I know I couldn’t take the guilt for the emotional distress, which could shurly lead to self destructive consequences ( a life taken either way and possibly both), I caused one girl, if even just one, from this billboard! could you!

Carol October 9, 2010 at 11:18 pm

Never leave out the amazing grace of God. The promise he made in Romans 8:28: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” holds so true.

I know a girl who was raped. Her pregnancy was so easy that she didn’t even know she was pregnant until she was about due. Obviously that’s not always the case, but we can’t project absolute negatives onto unknown scenarios.

Besides, does it make sense to take the innocent life and let the offender live? I’m not saying kill the rapist; just … why punish the innocent? None of my pregnancies have been remotely easy, but they were only 9 months long. They ended. That’s how long we are in school for at a time: K-12th grade.

I really feel for any person who has been raped. Anything we can do to make it easier for a person in that situation should be done. I just don’t see how helping a woman to murder her baby is helping her.

Dave E September 4, 2012 at 9:17 pm

We need to teach our children to realize that no matter what happens, God is with them – ALWAYS! So instead of thinking of the rapist, she can think of God creating life within her to help her heal and bring her closer to God, since we are all created in the image and likeness of God! A baby is a blessing no matter what!

Bobby Bambino October 8, 2010 at 7:13 am

Hi Lauren.

I want to take what you said about rape a little bit further. I realize you are not directly advocating abortion in the case of rape, or possibly not at all, but you are suggesting that we need to be cautious when dealing with those who are victims of rape. I agree. However, let us look at your question “Could you imagine going through a pregnancy that from your insides, every time that little baby kicks, reminds you of your raper???”

Let us consider a woman who is raped and as a result ends up pregnant. Though she knows it will be difficult, she decides to carry teh pregnancy to term, and keep the child as her own. During her pregnancy she receives great counseling and support, and she is ultimately able to put that horrifying rape experience behind her. She no longer feels scared or threatened that she will be raped again, and she is even looking forward to raising her child. Fast forward several years now to when her son is about 5 years old. One day she looks at him and begins to notice that he looks eerily like the rapists. Weeks go by and every day he looks more and more like the rapist to her. Every time she sees him, she does not see her little boy, but she sees the rapist. She is becoming more and more fearful, more and more scared, more and more paranoid about being raped again. It all is coming back to her, and she is reliving her rape every time she sees her little boy.

Now, the question is, because her 5 year old son reminds her of the rapist every time she sees him, does it follow that she should be allowed to kill him? As I mentioned, I don’t think you’re suggesting necessarily that rape justifies abortion, but this would be the counter argument. Now, to more apply address your point, would the mother in the case be justified in being scared and confused about teh way she feels? Of course. Similarly, could a pregnant mother as a victim of rape who sees the billboard feel emotional distress? Of course. But the point is that killing people is not a justified solution to emotional distress and people need to know this. The billboard does not judge. It does not condemn. It simply points out teh fact that sometimes when a girl gets pregnant, she uses the expression “my mom is going to kill me” while at the same time, literally kills her own child. That is not a judgment or any kind of looking down on anyone. It is simply an objective fact that something like this happens, and it is insightful to point it out.

Janie October 15, 2010 at 10:27 am

You have to rely on the saving grace of our loving and merciful God who can and will step in a situation like that if only they will be open to it, killing an innocent is not the solution, if she doesn’t want to keep the baby their are loving families who would be glad to adopt the baby, thank God Jesus and his apostles weren’t afraid of offending anybody! This world would be alot worse if they had gone around walking on egg shells because they didn’t want to offend anybody with the Good News! Jesus heals all wounds!

Amos Hendrix October 8, 2010 at 7:13 am

If a rape happens, something horrible happened. If the rape victim becomes pregnant, there are two victims. If an abortion happens as a result, there are two more victims. The baby loses its life, and the mother lives knowing that she is a murderer. Read studies and talk to women who had abortions — women who had abortions suffer tremendously…either immediately or decades later as they think back to the baby footsteps that never were.

Lauren, former radical pro-choice and now pro-life advocate Federica Matthrew Green one wrote, “A woman wants an abortion like a dog with its legs caught in a trap wants to cut off its legs”. The merciful thing to do for a dog with its legs trapped is *not* to cut off its legs, it’s to unlock the trap and heal the dogs wounds.

A rape victim needs love. And if she is pregnant, she needs help. Remember all the admonitions in the Bible to help the widows and orphans? We all need to help. There are many infertile couples who would love to have children but cannot. If the victim doesn’t feel able to take care of the child, she doesn’t have to keep the child.

And men need to be educated too. In todays society, sex is a right and if you’re not having sex early in a relationship the relationship is going nowhere. Its the expectation of many men that women are on the pill, so sex will have no consequence, and rape, well that’s just kinky sex. I know those words are shocking but look at popular movies. Rape is more often than not glamorized and often the start of a relationship. Let’s not even mention the porn on the internet. Is it any wonder that we have the crisis we do today? We need to teach our boys about the dangers out there and lead them on the right path.

We’ve gone far astray. We need to help the rape victim, all of them (including any babies resulting from rape). We need to care for all children. In short, we just need to care and not harden our hearts.

Alayna October 15, 2010 at 11:27 am

Well said!!! Agree whole heartedly!!

E. Maria October 8, 2010 at 8:02 am

I believe this billboard speaks measures and I am happy that it does. So often we boldly claim what we believe in, we introduce sex to middle school teens, we exploit our lives, our families, we speak so loudly about many issues with little sensitivity. But when it comes to a hot topic, as abortion, there is a hush amongst people. I absolutely love this billboard. Does it seem to forward? Yes! And nowadays EVERYTHING is forward. From a celebrities sex life to a politician’s infidelity. We hear it all. Why cover our eyes and ears now?

Mishi October 15, 2010 at 2:11 pm

I never thought of it that way, and you could not possibly be more right. I am pretty outspoken about being pro-life, but I think you just gave me another few notches of volume for my message. ^—^

E. Maria October 8, 2010 at 8:04 am

In addition to, there is hope in healing. So if a girl was to get raped and became pregnant, there are Pro-life agencies that specialize in helping women discerning abortion. A life is a life. I personally know a woman born from a mother who was raped, and she’s very grateful for her life, and she’s beautiful. You can either make a situation a blessing or a curse.

Eric October 8, 2010 at 11:36 am

Bobby, this is the argument that helped me become pro-life. A human at any stage of life is given a life and soul by God and no life is more valuable than any other regardless of age.

Killing a 5 yr old is no different than killing an infant and is no different than killing a baby in the womb.

Nicole October 11, 2010 at 9:30 pm

Most of the other comments said what I was going to say already, so I’ll just add this: one of my mom’s best friends was the result of a rape. Her teen mother gave her up for adoption to a family that couldn’t have kids. She’s in her 50s today and a wonderful lady!

Lauren October 12, 2010 at 9:01 am

everyone brings up valid points and I don’t see what else I could debat, all I know that “I” could not even imagine decideding what “I” would do in the case of a rape resulting in pregnancy.

Matthew Warner October 12, 2010 at 3:05 pm

Lauren, I appreciate your sincerity and for sharing your thoughts here on the blog.

Sometimes life presents us with a choice between two difficult ends. This is certainly one of those situations. But we must always make the moral decision, which is often not the easiest one.

I hope that any mother who is the victim of rape would, no matter how difficult it may be, not attempt to make the situation “better” by intentionally killing the innocent human life inside of her. It is not her life to take. And we must all work to protect both the dignity of the mother and the life inside of her. While it may seem like it would make the situation easier to handle for the mother, killing an innocent unborn baby (one’s own child, nonetheless) will certainly do quite the opposite. I can assure you.

It is out of love for both the mother and the unborn baby that we should work hard to end such an awful legal and sadly often encouraged “option”.

God bless you.

Lauren October 12, 2010 at 10:49 pm

well, I can not speek for those in such a difficult and emotional situation, but engaging in this blog has helped me be greatful for my life and it’s basic simplicity.

Terri October 15, 2010 at 10:39 am

I had lots of friends in HS who opted to have abortions….and today as 40 somethings….they regret it. Once a woman/girl makes the choice…it is a regret you cannot undo. As far as the rape scenario….as difficult and devastating as that would be….I think if the victim is able to come to a place of forgiveness and healing….and therefore give the child up for adoption….and in hopes that can be the “light” of the situation. Now if a pregnancy results from incest….I would be on the fence…that is a tough one. God does create life, but what if not out of a loving union?

David October 15, 2010 at 10:09 am

Studies show that most victims of rape and insets keep their babies. It is just and argument from abortionists to try to justify their practice.

Tom October 15, 2010 at 10:24 am

The bottom line here is that from the moment of conception, rape or otherwise, a combination of genetic material occurrs that will NEVER, EVER HAPPEN AGAIN. The loss of ONE of these diminishess ALL OF US in ways that can never be measured! Who’s to say what this child (the product of a rape) could have contributed to ALL OF US??? Unless the mother’s life is in danger, as in war, where we take life in order to preserve life!

SnowKat October 15, 2010 at 11:32 am

Wow, this is great!! Finally there is a good billboard in favor of saving unborn babies rather than killing them. It proves SUCH a wonderful point and will hopefully make women thing twice before they kill their unborn child. Think of it this way…. why is it okay for a woman to choose to kill her unborn child, but if her boyfriend/husband punched her in the stomache and caused her to miss-carry, he would go to prison for killing the unborn child?? We can’t say it’s acceptable if a woman chooses but unacceptable if a man caused it. That’s trying to say it’s “tissue” if the woman chooses it, but a “human life” if a man causes is. That’s ridiculous logic!!!!

A pregnancy should only be terminated if it is a tubal pregnancy where both mother/baby would definitely die (that kind of pregnancy isn’t in the womb where a normal one would be).

As far as rape victims go, I completely agree that it would be very tough to carry a child for 9 months, but to kill the baby because on account of its evil father should not be acceptable. Killing the baby would not change the horrible thing that happened. What the rapist did is NOT the baby’s fault and the baby could easily be given up for adoption. I commend any woman who has been raped, got pregnant, and has chosen to still give birth to the baby…. what an exceptionally wonderful woman!!

chase October 16, 2010 at 8:44 am

the funny thing about that argument on the rape issue is the bibles whole thing on sins of the father lol so if were up to god the baby would die anyways if you take that text seriously anyways

SnowKat October 17, 2010 at 7:55 pm

Chase, good thought! But, you’re a bit mixed up about the “sins of the father” issue. EVERY person is born sinful because through Adam and Eve, sin entered the world. BUT, every person can become a Christian if they trust in Jesus as their personal savior and Lord. So, no matter who the father (or mother) was, the father is not the basis for whether the baby/child goes to heaven or hell. Each individual will be judged – we are not stuck under condemnation for what our parents have done. Clearly, if that was the case, NO ONE would ever go to heaven since every person before us has sinned. So don’t worry, the rape aregument still makes perfect sense biblically. And thank God for that!

Bobby Bambino October 18, 2010 at 8:01 am

Hi Chase.

I’m not really sure what God has to do with the question at hand about killing people. If you have your personal beliefs about God the bible, that is fine, but we are discussing the issue of rape and abortion from a rational, logical perspective, and I think it is quite clear that abortion is intrinsically disordered in the case of rape, your biblical exegesis notwithstanding.

Janice October 15, 2010 at 11:46 am

I have read so many comments where people are prolife until it comes to a rape victim. Yes, it was rape that caused the child to be conceived….but, it is still human life. I have a great friend who was raped 40 years ago. She decided to place her little son for adoption rather than abort him because she knew she could not raise him because of her anger and pain from the rape. Many years later, she was able to meet the son she had placed for adoption and his new wife as well. He had had a wonderful family and life and my friend was able to finally put to rest the rape, the pain, the anger and the adoption of her son. Moral to the story? Choose life and let God handle the details …painful though they may be.

Dave October 15, 2010 at 2:07 pm

It is tragic that children are being encouraged to become sexualized at an age before they are emotionally and intellectually prepared to handle the consequences, and without any moral foundation.
Compounding that, young men for the past 25-30 years have been educated in a culture which, while demanding they show respect for women has not provided any moral or objective foundation which answers the question “why should they show respect for anyone or thing?”
They have also been brought up with permissive parents who, instead of demanding the boys “man up” and accept the full consequences for irresponsible and immoral behavior, buy their sons’ way out of the consequences. I worked for a child support agency for over 25 years and all to often the child support obligations were being paid by the grandparents because the obligated parent didn’t want to own up to his/her responsibilities and the grandparents didn’t want junior or juniorette to have to incur any legal consequences for the refusal to support the child(ren).

chase October 16, 2010 at 8:39 am

im mostly pro life but the problem i have with it is that i continue to meet people who should have been aborted before birth and women with 10 kids and 10 different fathers that they dont even know who they are and every one of those kids is another welfare check to a women who couldnt afford the first baby i know you all will hate me but i think our society needs some serious culling no matter how bad you think that is i still feel its better then letting society continue on the path its on. watch idiocracy then people watch or channel surf and if your brain is capable of logic you will see we are dangerously close to the plot of that movie. and no im not a murderer i dont support killing stupid people. but im tired of my taxpayer money being used to cater to people who are to stupid to use contraceptives condoms or just keep there pants on. we need a cap on how many children the state will write checks for for sure say 2 anymore then that if they were had outside of mariage then if the states paying for them then the state should find a parent who isnt an idiot to raise them.

Mishi October 17, 2010 at 5:30 pm

But what if YOU were child #8 of ten born to that woman? Would that make your life not worth while? It is so easy to judge others to death when we are already alive and have a voice. Your argument reduces human life to nothing more than monetary value. I grew up on welfare. Is my life not worth living? Is my son’s life not worth living? I totally agree that welfare needs an overhaul, and that if people have to take a pee test to get a job EVERY adult in the home should have to for welfare, but killing innocent children who do NOT have to follow in their parent’s footsteps isn’t the answer.

SnowKat October 17, 2010 at 7:59 pm

Chase, you bring up some excellent points! The problem is — aborting babies who could be coming into a family of 10 fathers and such, isn’t going to solve the REAL problem. The REAL problem is the parents! The real problem is the women and men who fool around and selfishly have kids over and over again. I totally agree that it’s ridiculous and I don’t really want my tax dollars going to that either. But again, it’s not the unborn child’s fault that its parents are selfish and very, very unwise. It’s a tricky situation, isn’t it?! If anything…. it’s not the kids who should be aborted (and should never be!)…. it’s the PARENTS who should get operations which prevent them from having more kids! :P

Bobby Bambino October 18, 2010 at 8:09 am

Hello Chase.

“the problem i have with it is that i continue to meet people who should have been aborted before birth…”

Why not just kill them now? It makes more sense because we can’t say FOR SURE that they will be worthless pieces of garbage while they’re still in the womb. Once they;re out of teh womb and have established themselves as worthless, THEN we should be allowed to kill them, right? Sometimes people who are born to worthless people who you would THINK would grow up to also be worthless end up being great productive members of society, and sometime s people who are born to well-to-do parents end up being worthless, and in that case, THEY should have been killed, right? So I think it makes more sense to kill them now once they’ve had a chance to be good people. Showing that they are losers, we need to make sure they die.

“women with 10 kids and 10 different fathers that they dont even know who they are and every one of those kids is another welfare check to a women who couldnt afford the first baby”

Right, exactly. But sometimes those worthless kids end up doing something good that benefits me, so I’m not positive it is wise to take the risk of killing them without giving them a chance to benefit me or others of society. But really, probably a better solution would be just to kill the mother. Nip it in the bud. Because if we just kill her unborn, she may continue to have more kids. This takes care of the REAL problem.

“and no im not a murderer i dont support killing stupid people.”

Why not?

Cory October 19, 2010 at 3:18 pm

Thanks so much for this post – Where was this billboard?

ExtraChrispy December 18, 2010 at 10:23 am

I am a 44-year year old married man, with no kids, who, with his girlfriend at the time (I was 19, she was 20), found out she was pregnant. To my everlasting shame, I “pushed” for an abortion.

I wasn’t through being a kid yet – I sure wasn’t ready to be a parent.

While that girlfriend didn’t fight or object to the idea of, and/or actually having an abortion, I cannot escape the feeling that those babies are the only ones I would ever be a daddy/father to.

There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think/wonder what those kids (they were fraternal twins – one boy, one girl) would be today, 25 years later.

People tend to think only of the mother in cases of abortion, and the father is completely left out of the picture. I believe we do humanity/society an enormous disservice when abortion is put into the “mother only” perspective, and I’m living proof of that.

Mishi December 19, 2010 at 3:32 pm

I wish I could reach through this computer and hug you right now. I wish that everyone was as brave as you and would discuss their personal pain about this experience. I wish everyone was taught about the pain this experience will cause. Good for you. <3

enness July 11, 2011 at 9:42 pm

I like to think that the best revenge against a person who would do something so vile, would be to raise up a child to be the antithesis of everything that person represented…and thereby strive to make violence extinct, one person at a time. And I hope that nothing would change me on that.

I think this billboard is great at showing that there are definitely two individuals who need help and deserve better than abortion.

Emily August 20, 2011 at 5:57 pm

Hey!Hopefully this is the right place to post this.
I need your help. As part of assigment for my sociology class I have to provide a survey about religious beliefs and abortion.
You can help by answering some questions about this topic.
Survey is located at http://free-survey.in//index.php?sid=88714

Bobby Bambino August 20, 2011 at 7:14 pm

Done and done, Emily. Please, if you have any questions or need any more information from someone who is very involved in this issue, I am more than happy to talk with you through email.

Chasity September 5, 2012 at 6:23 am

I was raped at 13. It has taken me decades to get over what happened to me that night and the years that follwed when I had no self worth. I Have come to realize it was not my fault and have forgiven my attacker. I can tell you if I would have killed the child conceived from that act, I would never have forgiven myself. That would have been MY choice while the rape was HIS choice.

The long term psychological effects of abortion is devastating on those who go throuugh it. Eventually you realize what you’ve done, and as a woman, that will haunt you the rest of your life. The argument of abortion in the case of rape being better for the woman may be only true in the immediate short term. Maybe people who argue this don’t understand what a rape victim goes through to find peace after this awful act… And how aborting the baby would compound her grief 1000 fold.

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