Monday, July 26, 2021

The People Have Spoken and the Pro-Life Flag Is...

The Pro-Life Flag Project has announced the winning design, by Brazilian artist Nanda Gasperini!

There is ample symbolism in this deceptively simple design. The white background symbolizes non-violence in the womb as well as the innocence of the unborn child. The two baby feet represent the humanity of the unborn child; baby feet have been a symbol associated with the pro-life movement since the iconic Precious Feet lapel pins were named the international pro-life symbol in 1979. The two pink hands represent the pregnant mother, holding and protecting her child. The white heart in between the feet symbolizes the pro-life movement’s love for both the mother and her child. The two stripes emphasize the TWO distinct human lives present in a pregnancy. The stripes also form an "equals sign," stressing that the unborn child is equally and fully human, and therefore deserving of equal human rights.

You can order a flag here, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Pro-Life Flag Project's partner organizations (including Secular Pro-Life). You are also encouraged to make use of the design in your own pro-life work, such as by incorporating the flag into local promotional materials, akin to how the rainbow flag is used throughout the LGBTQA+ rights movement. 

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