NewsThu Aug 16, 2012 - 9:51 am EST
A picture is worth a million pageviews: the photo that went viral beyond my wildest imagination
August 16, 2012 (KellyClinger.com) - I learned this week that a picture is worth a thousand words…and millions of views on the internet.
My head is still spinning from the response to my blog about late term abortions in America. When I wrote it 72 hours ago, I had no idea that it was going to spread like a wild fire. I’ve spent the past 3 days answering emails, taking phone calls and moderating comments on my website (I finally turned off comments because it got to be more than I could handle).
As I type this, the view count on my blog alone (which usually averages about 200 views a day) is at over 100,000 views in 36 hours. Several sites that shared this story kept crashing because the traffic was so heavy. At last count, this story has been translated into 17 different languages. I’ve been called every name in the book, although liar seems to be the most popular among those who found the truth of abortion and the picture to go with it unbelievable. It is unbelievable…it’s also 100% true.
Some of the comments have been unnerving. Some were just mean and hateful and it was clear that there is a group that knows abortion kills a baby and they just don’t care. I decided when I first got in this fight that I would never answer attacks, and I have held myself to that decision. I love and have compassion for those who disagree with me, and choose to pray instead of engage them in battle.
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The majority of the responses have been ones of eyes opened. Many pro-choicers surprisingly responded with shock and horror that this was happening and said they were completely unaware. Some of them said they could no longer support abortion because of what they now know. I received hundreds of emails from post-abortive women who wanted to know how to find healing. I was contacted by Fox News and other news stations and just scheduled my 5th radio interview. Hundreds of pastors emailed to ask if they could print the blog and pass it out to their congregations on Sunday. What an answer to prayer!
I am so grateful for faithful witnesses like my friends John and Heather who were at the clinic that morning. When John posted the picture of the girl pregnant with twins, he was simply asking for prayer for her…but God obviously had greater plans in mind. The truth has resounded like a trumpet blasting through the darkness. It is a mighty weapon in the hands of a God who created and loves LIFE. John took the picture, I wrote the blog, but only God’s hand on it can explain what has happened.
As I write this, I am reminded that it was late term day again yesterday at Orlando Women’s Center. Today a truck will arrive to pick up the boxes of these viable babies that were killed. 150 babies died in America in the time it took me to write this blog. I pray that the millions whose eyes have been opened to the truth will now turn their outrage into action.
Reprinted with permission from KellyClinger.com