Jewish Journal

Baby Jesus, away in an ultrasound

by Brad A. Greenberg

June 13, 2010 | 5:35 pm

Personally, I don’t see this ultrasound as a piece of pro-life advocacy. I get the association that ultrasounds have with encouraging women to keep their babies. But to me this print from ChurchAds.net looks like a clever piece of holiday advertising, though it’s leaking is a bit early, even for Christmas in August.

From The Telegraph:

The Rt Rev Stephen Cottrell, the Bishop of Reading, said: ‘‘For many parents pregnancy gets real when you see the image from the ultrasound scan. It tells you something is actually kicking off.

‘‘We’ve got so used to the tinsel wrapped cosiness of the carefully packaged 21st century consumer-fest Christmas, that its astonishing reality - an actual pregnancy, a God come down to Earth - is easily missed.’‘

Others see a political message in the ad:

“The image is too specifically associated with pro-lifers to be seen in a benign context,” says Terry Sanderson, director of the National Secular Society.  “They should go back to angels and cribs.”

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