No, it's not because we as a society reject "graphic", "disturbing" or "gruesome" displays. Pro-lifers are not the only group that raises awareness of their cause using pictures that others find disturbing. We have the animal rights of all stripes who are always ready to show us what seal hunt or testing on animals looks like. Not to mention the pictures of the Holocaust, images of the scull pyramids in Cambodia and Rwanda and countless scenes of violence from all over the world.
"It is a double standard when the signs of Campus Pro-Life are censored for being too graphic when less than thirty meters away the university celebrates a graphic protest of the horrible atrocities committed against the Falun Gong. ... It is a double standard when an institution dedicated to unfettered thought ruthlessly silences those who disagree with them."So it's not really about "graphic" pictures. Neither it's about displaying those pictures to the unprepared passers-by. After all - the animal rights activists or the Falun Gong supporters too display their posters to people that aren't necessarily in the mood for graphic pictures. Not to mention TV commercials that advertise horror movies or gruesome reality shows, which appear on our TV screens without asking us whether or not we want those commercials to interrupt whatever we were watching and of course - without prior warning about the upcoming disturbing content.
What else? Graphic pictures are inappropriate for children? Well, I've already mentioned TV commercials - try hiding that trash from the children. And, as if that wasn't enough, there are movies and video games where blood and guts are splashed all over the screen. There are "sex education" classes where kids are being taught about all sorts of perverse behavior, let alone the perverse "pride" parades with their displays of nudity and lewd behavior, including simulated and actual sex acts in full public view. All that somehow is considered "appropriate" for children by our "progressive" elite. But God forbid a child may accidentally see a picture of an aborted unborn baby...
So it all narrows down to just one reason: Abortion pictures raise awareness of an injustice that many in our society want to ignore. That's why our opponents are so eager to silence us.