What if one follows their inner light and presents graphic signs of aborted fetuses? It is not the mauled fetus on the photograph to which accrues a change of heart in the uninformed. The subject remains the provocateur – the graphic signage promoter. How can one ask for respect for life, if one is not willing to give it? Perception remains reality. The public does not project out of the clear blue sky. They believe that the sign-holder maintains a vendetta against them. Persisting in a graphic sign plan, a once interesting evolution by good people, is now undisciplined weakness, and unfortunately counter-productive to the efforts of the Archdiocese of Baltimore to respect life.
Trust that churchmen are advancing diligently that all may stand prepared to offer arguments and olive branches to the distracted world. We must do so with fealty to the often forgotten grace of good manners. Expansion of foundational training on awareness of abortion; more recruitment of volunteers; growing processions, pilgrimages, penances and prayers; challenging homiletics and creative energy; en masse, all of these are in motion so as to construct a broad-based viable response to the challenges posed by abortion.
George P. Koukoulas