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Toronto Photo Essay: Anti-abortion Activism

Photos and writing by guest contributor Sam Obeid.

WARNING: Extremely graphic, morbid images within.

Anti-abortion Activism

I drive by this clinic almost daily, and usually see one or two people outside, holding up signs (some pointing passersby to a website called Show the Truth). But on this particular morning, anti-abortion protestors were fully organized and had about 10 people lined up on both sides of the street, displaying some very disturbing, poster-sized photos of dead and dismembered fetuses.

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If I agree with a cause or not, I will always support the right to peaceful protest. This one appeared to be peaceful, but I was still bothered by the fact that they had a little boy holding up one of the graphic signs. This little boy should be out playing in a park, not protesting an abortion clinic!

I also question the photo - not necessarily the use of them, but I do wonder if they're actual abortion photos or not. I could be wrong, but I suspect they're from another source, such as medical school text books.

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This series is viewable larger via this fullscreen slideshow.

Toronto Photo Essays are visual, themed collections of photographs submitted by readers of blogTO and members of the blogTO Flickr Pool. We embrace the interactive, collaborative nature of this column, and encourage readers to submit photo essays for future consideration.


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