In fact, I think that we need a new vocabulary and images for pro-life literature in order that the message for Life not be rejected but received and welcomed. The message for pro-life should express the Gospel in some way; an invitation to think and act in a better way. A message which does not appall nor condemn, but which expresses the call to love and the possibility of mercy. Nor does the pro-life message need to appear as a Catholic issue, but rather something which appeals to the hearts of all men and women, especially fathers and mothers. Do you know of any organisation, profession or its website which is producing material - images, messages, slogans, etc - which you would recommend as a source for potential Pro-life literature. Even better, you may have produced some material yourself - in either case, I would be glad to hear from you.
Wednesday, 31 January 2007
A new vocabulary
I wonder if anyone could help me here. I'm looking to produce some new Pro-Life literature; leaflets, flyers and posters to be used in street witnessing, prayer vigils, and leaflet display racks. At present much of the stuff we use is out-dated and is seen by many as negative and oppressive. We have all probably seen posters with pictures of aborted foetuses, and slogans which make those who have had abortions feel like criminals.