RACINE — An anti-abortion group will be flying a giant poster of an aborted fetus over Racine between now and Election Day, trying to increase awareness of an issue the group says has been absent from this year’s presidential debate.
The California-based Center for Bioethical Reform is known for employing graphic imagery to convey its message, and will be flying a plane with the poster attached in the run-up to the presidential election.
In addition to Racine, CBR will also fly the aerial billboards over Green Bay, Oshkosh, Appleton and Waukesha from Friday, Nov. 2, through Tuesday, Nov. 6.
“Our goal is to make certain that abortion does not become the forgotten issue in an election campaign dominated by economic concerns,” CBR said in a statement to the press. “We intend to force a debate and ensure that that debate is well informed.”
The 50-by-100 foot posters will depict photos of first trimester, 10-week aborted fetuses, the statement said.
“Parents of young children may complain about these images, but the news media routinely publishes and broadcasts disturbing news imagery from which few children can be totally shielded,” the press statement said. “CBR is publicly displaying abortion imagery precisely because news organizations suppress such photos and video. We reject this double standard.”
Part of CBR’s voter education project, almost all the Wisconsin cities targeted by the fly-overs are considered to be areas with a high concentration of independent or swing voters.