Friday, December 23, 2011

Abortion Makes Lonely Toys Cry

Now, isn't this a touching way to reach out to people's hearts? Interestingly, this isn't a new billboard (in fact, the image was first run on the back cover of National Right to Life News on December 7, 1981). Nevertheless Niagara Region Right to Life should be commended for displaying it, for not letting such a brilliant, touching message vanish in the archives.
I am not kidding when I say that over the years the billboard has evoked some of the worse responses from our benighted opposition that I’ve ever read. Why do pro-abortionists rage against the Toy soldier?…

As a friend described it to me, “The billboard drives the pro-choice side crazy and makes pro-lifers smile because of the implicit message that children are delightfully winsome creatures who play with toys and bring joy and innocence into this jaded and materialistic world.”
Sometimes, an indirect approach works better - and this billboard is a great example. Instead of pounding the viewers yet again with a message they'd rather ignore, the billboard appeals to the emotional side; making people think back to their own childhood, remember their own old toys (those that must have been lonely for a long, long while) and - feel for those other toys, those that are to remain lonely this Christmas, because the children that could be playing with them simply weren't allowed to be born...

1 comment:

Osumashi Kinyobe said...

This was always a good billboard/poster.

ANYTHING gets pro-abortionists mad. One doesn't even have to try!

Merry Christmas.