While everyone is busy criticizing the images presented on the
Lory Student Center Plaza, I urge them to look at the brutal
honesty depicted by the display. Those are not cartoons we see.
Rather, they are photographs of actual events.
Ever since Roe vs. Wade, we Americans have found comfort in
denial and self-inflicted ignorance. We have tried to convince
ourselves that our children are not people until their mother has
held them in her arms after giving birth. We have tried to convince
ourselves that what is inside of a pregnant mother is a mere group
of cells, not a developing child. We choose to be ignorant, because
it is far less painful than the truth. You can turn to science, you
can turn to religion or you can adhere to common sense — all lead
to the condemnation of this inhumane act. Those images are
offensive; not because they are bloody and gruesome, but because
they reflect something very dark and humiliating about ourselves
and our culture.