I have been seeing this video float around Facebook for the last few days. I haven’t thought much of it (“Oh, just another viral video…”) until one of my friends said, “No, you really need to watch this one, Liberty.”
So I did. And now I am telling you the same thing, “No, you really need to watch this one.”
Video after the jump…
CLICK LIKE IF YOU’RE PRO-LIFE!
I had originally hoped the video was made with the intent to spread the pro-life message but it turns out it has a very different purpose: to spread awareness of the global clean water crisis (technically also a “pro-life” message).
From the video’s post on YouTube: “To raise awareness among the general public about the global clean water crisis, the artist Belo created an image composed of 66,000 cups of colored rainwater simulating levels of impurities found in water all over the planet. This major work of 3,600 square feet, representing a fetus in the maternal womb, emphasizes the necessity of water, even before birth, for each living person.”
How right Belo is: every living person has common needs, like water, even the living people in the womb. We also all have the common need to be alive. Whether or not Belo intended it, this beautiful art is a powerful message of the humanity of the preborn and their striking similarity to us, both in needs and likeness and in just about every other way that really counts.