To Orwell Today,

Hello Jackie,

I found your email listed on your website, which is quite intriguing and informative. Thank you for your work regarding the pro-life stance.

I am working on a start up non-profit ministry to provide ongoing Memorials for the over 50 million innocent babies lost through abortion in the United States since the 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision. The ministry will also facilitate a "petition campaign" to grant names for the babies and encourage repentance for this grievous sin. I do not have my website functional yet, but am working on it daily.

Unborn 16 Weeks

Would you consider granting me permission to use the Baby Sucking Thumb photo? I believe I first came across the photo you have rights to in one of the brochures we have at a local pregnancy support center where I volunteer. We do everything morally and legally possible to help young women make the choice for life. The photo is so stirring I would like to use it on brochures and literature as well as on my website.

Additionally, I wondered if there would be costs involved in using the photo for publications of the nature described. Please let me know at your earliest convenience. I will be attempting to get my website "live" within a week or so.

Thank you for considering my requests. I look forward to hearing back from you.
Desiree Figg

Greetings Desiree,

Many readers over the years have requested permission to use the unborn-sucking-its-thumb photo that they've seen on ORWELL TODAY. In every instance I tell them that I scanned it from a brochure I came across many years ago - the same one you mention seeing in your local pregnancy support center:

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Brochure Hands Fetal Development

You have my permission to use the Baby Sucking Thumb photo that you found on my website where I cite the source as being from the WHAT THEY NEVER TOLD YOU ABOUT THE FACTS OF LIFE brochure.

I think it's wonderful that your ministry is planning names and memorials for each of the millions of unborn babies killed in the USA since abortion was legalized there in 1973.

All the best,
Jackie Jura

To Orwell Today,

Thank you so much Jackie. I appreciate your putting the "news" on your website.


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 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)


Jackie Jura
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