NewsMon Jul 7, 2008 - 12:15 pm EST
Bloody Photos Hit Streets in Protest of Order of Canada Announcement
CALGARY, AB, July 7, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - For the last four days, the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform (CCBR) cruised Calgary streets, with an 11-meter-long box-bodied truck displaying bloody photos of aborted human beings.
Stephanie Gray, executive director of CCBR said this initiative is particularly important given the recent decision to award abortionist Dr. Henry Morgentaler the Order of Canada. In the wake of this controversial news, CCBR, known for its public display of graphic abortion images, has brought out its "Reproductive ‘Choice’ Campaign."
"Since Canada has chosen to bestow its highest civilian honour to an abortionist, we thought it fitting to show Canadians precisely what Henry Morgentaler is being honoured for," said Gray.
Gray told LifeSiteNews that the truck was well noticed, as it travelled down streets filled with the thousands of people attending the Calgary Stampede.
"The fundamental point that we are trying to communicate to the pro-life movement is that more than being in a frenzy over Morgentaler being awarded the Order of Canada, we should be in a frenzy over babies being killed. Why don’t we expose what he is being awarded for and really turn Canadians off of the action of abortion so when society turns from abortion the award can be taken from him," explained Gray.
"Henry Morgentaler likes to spin himself as a promoter of human rights, but the images on our truck tell the real story: that abortion is a brutal violation of human rights," said Gray. "This debate is far from over and we believe the more people see these images, the more people will adopt a pro-life perspective and condemn abortion, not celebrate it," she concluded.
Since launching its campaign in August last year, CCBR has been driving its truck throughout the streets of Calgary, receiving both criticism and praise. Gray said they plan to continue the current initiative over the next few days.