Wisconsin Billboard Effort With Halo Ultrasound Pic Expands

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Dec 15, 2010   |   2:49PM   |   Madison, WI

Due to the overwhelming popularity of the “Mary’s ultrasound” billboards in La Crosse and attention they have received across the Internet, Pro-Life Wisconsin has expanded the effort to include two billboards in the city of Milwaukee and one on Highway 41 in Green Bay with the identical image.

The billboards feature an ultrasound image of Baby Jesus, with a halo and the words “He’s on His way… Christmas starts with Christ.”

“As we prepare to welcome Baby Jesus into our hearts and our homes, these billboards are a wonderful opportunity to emphasize the humanity of the preborn,” said Peggy Hamill, state director of Pro-Life Wisconsin. “La Crosse was the first location in the United States to display this image in a large-media format, and we are thrilled to bring the joyful message of Christmas to other parts of Wisconsin as well.”

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.

“We would like to especially recognize 40 Days for Life of Green Bay. Due to their invaluable assistance, the Green Bay billboard was made possible,” said Peggy Hamill, state director of Pro-Life Wisconsin. 

The image on the billboards placed by Pro-Life Wisconsin is compliments of ChurchAds, a Christian nonprofit in England, dedicated to the idea of keeping Christ in Christmas.

“We encourage people to download the image and distribute it at schools, parishes and anywhere else that would benefit from seeing the joyful preborn Baby Jesus,” the group said.