To Orwell Today,
Dear Ms. Jackie Jura:
Greetings from Abiva Publishing House, Inc.!
Abiva is a Philippine publisher offering textbooks in basic education. One of our authors wishes to include in her Grade 7 textbook one of the photos seen on your website:
In light of this, may we respectfully request your permission to reprint the photo?
We sincerely hope for your favorable response to our request. Please send us your reply stating your permission and/or other conditions we need to comply with.
Thank you so much!
Book Development Coordinator
Yes, you have my permission to use the unborn-sucking-its-thumb photo that you found on ORWELL TODAY.
Many, many readers have requested that photo over the years.
I scanned that photo from a brochure put out by HUMAN DEVELOPMENT RESOURCE COUNCIL INC.
When I was involved in pro-life work back in the 80s and 90s my main focus was education -- ie going into schools and colleges (if allowed) trying to educate teens on pre-natal development and the humanity of the unborn. Many times schools refused to allow pro-life speakers into the classroom, so as an alternative we used to stand outside the grounds and hand out this brochure to students as they came out.
In my experience young people and adults alike all loved looking at the pictures in that brochure. Often it was the first time they truly realized the truth about the unborn.
All the best with publication of the textbook,
PS - Below are emails and articles focusing on that unborn-sucking-its-thumb photo.
To Orwell Today,
Thank you very much, Ms. Jackie Jura! We truly appreciate it. And thanks also for including our request in your "fan mail". It's a wonderful picture!
Vea, Book Development
Gina made a music video of the photo of the unborn sucking its thumb
Marga from Holland asks to use the unborn-sucking-its-thumb picture
Kelly asks to use the image of the baby-in-the-womb-sucking-its-thumb
GRANDMA POEM TO UNBORN ANGEL
Desiree is starting a ministry to provide memorials for the 50-million babies lost through abortion in the USA since 1973
Marie-Claire asks to use the 16-week-old-unborn-sucking-thumb picture
ABORTION CAUSED SCHOOL DECLINE (Dan asks to use the pic of unborn baby sucking its thumb to sponsor ultrasounds)
Melanie asks to use the image of a foetus sucking its thumb for her thesis about influence of prenatal testosterone
BABY IN THE WOMB (Abby asks permission to use the picture of 16-wk unborn sucking its thumb for a "bumper sticker" on facebook)
Virginia asks to use the fetus with its thumb in its mouth on a series of cards with a pro-life slogan
FACTS OF UNBORN LIFE (David asks to use the photo of a fetus sucking its thumb for his pro-life work at Oxford)
UNBORN FACTS OF LIFE
ORWELL ASPIDISTRA AGAINST ABORTION
OWED TO THE UNBORN
WHERE HAVE ALL THE BABIES GONE?
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