'Fearfully, wonderfully made' proven in Times Square

Monday, May 6, 2019
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Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)

Alive from New York (May 2019)Over the weekend, thousands of tourists and native New Yorkers saw a live 4-D ultrasound of a third-trimester baby on huge video screens in Times Square, despite efforts to censor the images.

In January, when the New York legislature passed one of the most radical pro-abortion laws in the country – one allowing an abortion even while the baby was in the process of being born – activists on the floor and in the gallery started cheering when Governor Andrew Cuomo signed it into law. On Saturday, Focus on the Family showed New Yorkers who those lawmakers were cheering about killing when the ministry broadcast a live 4-D ultrasound of a late-term unborn child in Times Square.


Leading up to "Alive from New York," Jim Daly, president of Focus on the Family, told the Christian Broadcasting Network that the national advertising giants that control the screens in Times Square tried their best to censor the event.

Daly

"We were planning to use … the marquis, the big screens, to show a 4-D third-trimester ultrasound – live, right there in Times Square," he shared.

Toward that end, he started making some calls to the companies that run the iconic screens in what's called "The Crossroads of the World."

"One of them flatly said in the beginning, Yeah, we can book the time. Then they found out what we wanted to do and said, You know what? The inventory is already sold."

And that, he argued, shows a double standard. "That same company had rented time to Planned Parenthood – and we've got the screen shots to prove it," said Daly.

Undeterred, Focus rolled out a backup plan, which they implemented on Saturday. "So we're bringing our own big screens in on flatbed trucks – we're going to have four big screens in Times Square," he concluded.

Research finds more than half of abortion-minded women change their minds if they see an ultrasound of their unborn child.

Focus on the Family reports the turnout for "Alive from New York" far exceeded expectations.

"That close to 20,000 people would jam into New York City’s Times Square on a Saturday to celebrate life should encourage everyone who continues to champion and protect the most vulnerable and innocent among us," the ministry says. "It was a triumph and the largest pro-life gathering in the history of New York City."

The event also made three million impressions on social media, says Focus.

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