Pro-Life Billboards Roll into Orlando Oct. 15-17

Columbus, OH – August 10, 2012 – <a href="http://createdequal.definehosted.com/lt.php?c=248&m=258&nl=12&s=baf62f5d1836d31f777a8cba6fe3b820&lid=2054&l=-http&#8211;www.createdequal.net/” target=”_blank” style=”font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;”>Created Equal's voter education strategy,which focuses on the battleground states of Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Missouri, and Iowa, will bring our <a href="http://createdequal.definehosted.com/lt.php?c=248&m=258&nl=12&s=baf62f5d1836d31f777a8cba6fe3b820&lid=2055&l=-http&#8211;www.createdequal.net/projects/voter-education” target=”_blank” style=”font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;”>billboard campaign to Orlando, FL on August 15-17, 2012.  Our mobile billboards, which display aborted babies on the sides and rear of box trucks, will also be accompanied by dozens of people holding signs in downtown Orlando.  Our goal is to save lives, register voters, and turn out the pro-life vote on November 6, 2012. 

We are coming to Orlando because Florida is one the top key battlegrounds for the upcoming election and social issues like abortion are taking center stage this election cycle.  Educating voters on abortion before November 6, 2012 is incumbent to restoring legal protections to the preborn. 

"VOTE PRO-LIFE” Battleground States Project

Who:  Created Equal and Operation Rescue.

What:  Mobile billboards displaying aborted babies on the sides and rear of box trucks juxtaposed next to the phrase "VOTE PRO-LIFE on November 6, 2012.”  Also, up to two dozen people will be displaying handheld pro-life signs on the sidewalk.

Where: Downtown Orlando, location TBA.

When: From 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, August 15-17, 2012.

Andrea Birkmeyer, a student at the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, joined the Justice Ride and wrote about the different reactions people have to the sight of pictures of aborted children: 

Anger.  Some people are filled with rage at the sight of the graphic nature of abortion.  Some express their anger by attacking pro-lifers with hateful words.  Some knock down signs.  Others make offensive gestures.  It is impossible to know for sure the reason for their anger, but it is possible to make a guess.  Whether these angry people have participated in an abortion or not, I believe that a certain natural feeling is triggered at the sight of extreme injustice.  This natural feeling is guilt.  

Sadness.  This appropriate response is one that occurred less often than I would have hoped.  However, when it did occur, I dove right in to start a conversation.  It is easier to talk rationally with a person that still has even a fragment of his or her conscience.  Moral sensitivity is key to preserving the life of the preborn baby.  If the sight of a dead child doesn't move a person to sadness, think about what that says about the condition of their heart.  

Apathy.  This response is the worst of them all.  Some consciences have been so dulled that the pictures didn't even move them.  When I asked one young man what his thoughts were on the photos, he retorted with a grin, "I think they are hilarious.”  If one is able to laugh at the sight of a dead child, what else could that person be capable of?