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Every year, Catholic parishes in Greater Cincinnati erect a Cemetery of the Innocents, composed of 4,000 wooden crosses to illustrate and commemorate the 4,000 lives ended by abortion daily.
This display is a form of memorial, and also of protest. There have been numerous documented cases of such displays being defaced around the country, and one such attack occurred at the nearby Northern Kentucky University in 2006.
Personally, I found it very interesting that my home parish of St. Mary chose to display their Pro-Life message in the week leading up to the pivotal Obama/McCain election, in which popular opinion around the country seemed to be in favor of Obama, a candidate who had declared a Pro-Choice stance.
I would also like to take this opportunity to state that while I do consider my self liberal in many cases, I also consider myself Pro-Life and I am opposed to the termination of any pregnancy except in the most extreme cases in which the life of the mother is in serious danger. That having been said, please refrain from flaming this piece. I have the right to my opinion the same as you, and all opinions (both agreeing and opposing) will be expressed in a polite, adult fashion. Thank you.
Minolta Maxxum 7000
FujiFilm ISO 200
Taken October 30, 2008
(EXIF Data unavailable via film exposures)
Post Processing: converted to B&W and framed.