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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Georgia Right to Life Launches the Nation's First 'Virtual' Abortion Holocaust Memorial Wall

In 36 years, 50,000,000 children have died as a result of legalized abortion in the United States. There is no visible monument capable of handling the scope of these deaths. Georgia Right to Life wants to correct this injustice by establishing an Abortion Holocaust Memorial Wall in cyberspace.

Supportpersonhood.com features a short video which introduces the goal of remembering each individual victim of abortion by granting them an identity and providing an epitaph, thereby personalizing their loss.

"Unlike the Jewish Holocaust, there are no pictures of death and destruction to prick our consciences and bring these dark deeds into the light. There is no enduring reminder that these children were our hope and our future," says Daniel Becker, President of Georgia Right to Life, "They are voiceless, faceless and anonymous thereby leaving no lasting impression of their short existence."

The project was inspired by the Veteran's Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. That wall contains 58,000 names and is ten feet in height and five hundred feet in length. Correspondingly, an Abortion Holocaust Memorial Wall ten foot high displaying fifty million names would be over 81 miles in length.

"The purpose of this project is to promote Personhood within our culture," says Becker.

"We need to be a voice for the voiceless and saw this as a way to portray the loss that each individual human life represents. By naming each child, we clothe them in death with the human dignity they deserve," stated Becker.

Individuals are asked to "adopt a child" and provide them an identity and leave a short memorial message. The Wall is searchable and the "adoptions" of others may be viewed.

This project was created by Personhood.net, a pro-life think tank devoted to promoting "Pro-life and Pro-human Policy for the 21st Century."

Proceeds from the project will be used to air Personhood ads.
To view the ads, go to
Personhood.net/personhood-ads.

Contact: Hannah Carter
Source: Georgia Right to Life
Source URL:
http://www.grtl.org
Publish Date: January 13, 2009
Link to this article:
http://www.ifrl.org/ifrl/news/090114_2.htm

 

The IFRL is the largest grassroots pro-life organization in Illinois. A non-profit organization, that serves as the state coordinating body for local pro-life chapters representing thousands of Illinois citizens working to restore respect for all human life in our society. The IFRL is composed of people of different political persuasions, various faiths and diverse economic, social and ethnic backgrounds. Since 1973 the Illinois Federation for Right to Life has been working to end abortion and restore legal protection to those members of the human family who are threatened by abortion, infanticide and euthanasia. Diverse though we are, we hold one common belief - that every human being has an inalienable right to life that is precious and must be protected. IFRL is dedicated to restoring the right to life to the unborn, and protection for the disabled and the elderly.   Click here to learn more about the IFRL.

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