Inspired by the success of the rainbow flag, supporters of the right to life of the unborn have mobilized under one banner.
The Pro-Life Flag Project has announced its winning design for an internationally-recognized banner to represent support for the rights of the unborn.
Designed by Brazilian artist Nanda Gasperini, the pink and blue flag which features two baby feet held in a mother’s hands, received the most votes and will now serve as a unifying standard for the pro-life movement around the world.
According to SecularProLife.org, a partner in the project to come up with one pro-life flag, the winning design is highly symbolic:
- 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.
The project was sponsored by a number of pro-life groups representing both religious believers and non-believers. Inspired in part by the success of the rainbow flag in promoting the cause it is associated with, the Pro-Life Flag Project’s organizers hope people around the world will coalesce around an easily recognizable flag. At the very least, the flag will get people who see it to think about what abortion is, they say.
To order your own flag visit prolifeflag.com. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the pro-life organziations that sponsored the flag design contest. Supporters and activists are also encouraged to use the design in their own promotional materials.