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During these protests, protesters show images of aborted foetuses as a means to shock. This tactic was tried outside an abortion clinic in Brighton recently and led to some of the protesters being arrested for harassment.
Cunnigham was criticised for displaying these graphic images outside the medical context and out of the the circumstances of why an abortion takes place. It was also said to be a shock tactic, which doesn't seek to inform women but just to shock them.
Cunnigham drew upon the time when reformed slave trader William Wilberforce showed shocking pictures of slavery to raise awareness about this issue. Cunningham said that his tactics are similar because it is simply bringing light to the practice of abortion. His argument for displaying these images is: " if abortion isn't genocide why is everyone so angry when we hold up a picture of an aborted baby?"
Is this form of protest taking the debate out of context?