As the abolitionists of earlier times stood up and declared themselves emphatically opposed to the blindly overlooked and sometimes willfully ignored evil that undergirded much of the self-proclaimed superiority of their whitewashed society, we also desire to stand up and be clearly counted in opposition to the legally sanctioned practice of exterminating developing human beings in the name of women’s right and in the furtherance of our culture’s continued sexual objectification of women.
We fully realize that our views are not going to be popular with everyone, and we embrace the fact that they will be rejected and scorned by those who reject a Christ-centered view of reality. But we are not concerned with fitting in, but sticking out. We desire to shine as lights in this present darkness and make ourselves visible in the word as we live in it, but not of it. For, we are against the world, for the world; and though we live in the world, we do not orient our lives around its principles.
Identifying oneself as aligned with a controversial opinion on a controversial topic is viewed by some people as unhelpful or too radical. But we are dead set on ending our culture’s mutual assured silence about abortion and arousing all those who are “pro-life” yet apathetic about the cause of abolition.
We refuse to calmly and quietly agree to disagree on this issue. We are not like most people in our culture today, who are far too concerned with their own personal peace and comfort to even discuss abortion in the public square. Most people, even “pro-life” people, are far too socially insecure, sensitive, and afraid of confrontation, to speak their mind about abortion except when they’re safe within the confines of their church, family, and fellow “pro-life” friends. We are not those people. Our intention is not to create chaos, but it is to create division. Not between those who are for abortion and those who are against it, but those who are willing to stand up and seek its abolition and those who are not.
As the abolitionists of slavery widely disseminated their symbol (the “Am I not a Man and a Brother emblem designed by Josiah Wedgewood) and used it to identify themselves as dissidents living in a world of legalized human slavery, our symbol identifies us as dissidents in a world that legally exterminates its preborn children. As the original abolitionists placed their symbol on everything from fashion accessories to domestic objects used in everyday life, our symbol will appear on anything a present-day abolitionist owns and can use to let his or her world know that they refuse “to call evil good, and good evil” or just sit silently by while unborn human beings are led to the slaughter. We have at minimum, chosen to represent ourselve to the world.
Though more modern and logo-graphic than earlier abolitionist symbols, our symbol (the AHA), is intended to be an icon both of dissent and cultural agitation-alerting people to the presence of individuals in their culture who believe that Aboriton ought to be abolished- but is also intended to mark us out as those who unashamedly destroy the falsehoods that undermine the value of humanity in our culture and actively seek to help victims of this present dehumanization with very real assistance and sacrificial love. The “AHA” is designed to instigate conversation about abortion and the worldview which supports its legalization and practice and alert people to the presence of people ready and willing to help women in need with financial, emotinal, physical, and spiritual assistance.
Please watch this short video explaining what the AHA Symbol means, why we use it, why it looks the way that it does, and why we put it on everything we make and do.
The use of the AHA symbol:
It should first be noted that Abolish Human Abortion is not a top-down hierarchical organization and we do not consider the AHA symbol to be our “logo.” It is a symbol to be used by any and all Abolitionists who adopt the ideology and actions associated with Abolitionism. While AHA does hold the copyright to the AHA symbol, we do not wish the symbol to be solely used by us. We do observe the right to enforce this connection between the AHA symbol and the Abolitionist ideology. It wouldn’t make much sense to be an incrementalist secular pro-life and want to adopt the AHA symbol anyways. The AHA symbol means what it means and we invite anyone who truly accepts abolitionism and wants to represent themselves as an abolitionist in this culture of death to adopt the AHA symbol as their own.
Of course, AHA is not directly responsible for the activities of any individual abolitionist, or abolitionist society who adopts the symbol to represent their acceptance of the Abolitionist Ideology. We have developed an ideology that the AHA symbol represents, and embrace moral imperatives that anyone who acts contrary to the ideology and ethics of abolition, while displaying the AHA symbol, is misrepresenting what abolitionism is all about, and would be hypocritical in their adoption and use of the symbol.