Billboards featuring a unique ultrasound photo depicting “Mary’s ultrasound” that have become popular across the Internet are now headed to Cincinnati, Ohio. They were recently put up in Wisconsin.
In collaboration with a generous donor and the ChurchAds group that sponsored the image, Cincinnati Right to Life has posted Christmas billboards in five Cincinnati locations, proclaiming a message of hope.
The billboards feature an ultrasound scan of an unborn baby with a halo, and the caption, “He Came As a Baby… Christmas Starts with Christ.”
“This simple illustration emphasizes that Jesus Christ came to the world both human and divine, and in so doing, sanctified the birth process for every person. Christmas is the message of Christ’s Love for all, no matter our age, race, ability, poverty or wealth, or place or residence,” the group told LifeNews.com in a statement.
Paula Westwood of CRTL added: “I first heard about these in November, when news came out about controversy for ChurchAds.net’s posting their billboards in Britain. As soon as I heard about them. I wanted to post them then, and a donor made it possible, as well as ChurchAds.net who sent us the art.”
“The billboards in Cincinnati will be up from now through the 12 days of Christmas,” Westwood added.
The signs are produced by ChurchAds.net, a coalition of Christian churches-including Church of England, Baptist Union, United Reformed Church, Anglican and Methodist churches-but welcomed by all life affirming Christians and pro-life organizations.
Mike Elms, vice chair of ChurchAds, says “We wanted to convey that Christmas starts with Christ. We put a halo on it [the scan] because theologians speak of Jesus being fully human and fully divine.”
The Cincinnati billboards will appear on Clifton Ave, McMillan Ave, Crescentville Rd, Red Bank Rd and Loveland Madeira Rd.
In Wisconsin, the first Milwaukee billboard is located at the intersection of Capitol Drive and 34th Street, and the second is located at the intersection of Good Hope Road and 60th Street. The Green Bay billboard is located on Highway 41, south of Green Bay, facing northbound traffic.