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Abortion advertising

Lately one town I drive through has been targeted by the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform for “education.” I first noticed it a few weeks ago. I was driving to work and there was a large panel truck with pictures of aborted fetuses on three sides. It appeared to be driving around aimlessly. I thought that was odd because this is a medium sized town. It isn’t the kind of place you’d think of when you think of protests.

Then a few days ago there was plane pulling a banner with the same picture circling the same road. That really made me suspicious because that seems like a lot of energy to expend unless there was a really good reason.

I did some research and found out that there is an abortion clinic in the town so apparently that’s enough reason. The organization doing this is from California. It just seems odd to me that they’d come to a little Ohio town to do something so pointless.

The other thing I always find strange about this is the outrage. My opinion is probably very slanted by the fact that I’m a vet and see mammalian innards for a living. But the pictures just don’t offend me. My opinion is that’s what happens in an abortion. It isn’t pretty but it is the truth. It always surprises me that it is pro-choice people who seem to throw the biggest fit about pictures being in public. In newspaper articles they always come across badly saying things like, “That is too horrible for anyone to see but it still should be legal.” Maybe that’s the point. Pro-life groups show the pictures to get pro-choice people on the record sounding stupid.

3 Comments

  • Card-Table Gypsy

    You know, I support 100% everyone’s right to have open-heart surgery if they want or need it. I have no moral qualms about it whatsoever.

    And I STILL don’t want to see enormous, graphic photos of it splattered on the side of a huge truck.

  • ausblog

    Something for Pro-choicers and Pro-lifers to concider…..

    World estimations of the number of terminations carried out each year is somewhere between 20 and 88 million.

    3,500 per day / 1.3 million per year in America alone.

    50% of that 1.3 million claimed failed birth control was to blame.

    A further 48% had failed to use any birth control at all.

    And 2% had medical reasons.

    That means a stagering 98% may have been avoided had an effective birth control been used.

    I am a 98% pro-lifer, 2% Pro-choicer, who has no religious convictions at all . I didn’t need the fear of god or anything else to come to my decision, just a good sense of what is right and wrong.
    You see we were all once a fetus. Is it beyond the realm of possibilities that when your mother first learned she was carrying you, she may have considered her options? What if she had decided to terminate? Would that have been OK?
    You would not exist, if you have children they would not exist, and your (husband or wife) would be married to someone else. You would have been deprived of all your experiences and memories. In this day and age with terminations being so readily available and so many being carried out, if you make it to full term you can consider yourself lucky.
    Lucky you had a mother that made the choice of life for you.

    Don’t you think they all deserve the same basic human right, LIFE?

    At the point of conception is when life began for you. This was the start of your existence. Your own personal big bang. Three weeks after conception heart started to beat. First brain waves recorded at six weeks after conception. Seen sucking thumb at seven weeks after conception.

    I am convinced that in the not too distant future, people will look back at many of the practices of today with disbelief and horror.

  • Kati

    Oh, I can kind of understand some of the outrage (though I don’t necessarily feel outraged, just saddened).

    I see it like this, I don’t want my nine-year old watching a movie & seeing a character blow their brains out, and I don’t want her watching an abortion where an unborn infant is killed. I’m pro-choice because I think it’s a necessary evil in our world, but I don’t want my daughter, at 9 years old (much less at 4, 5, 6) seeing all the gory details. It may be the physical actuality of what happens, but I don’t think it’s necessary to ruin a child’s innocence by showing them graphic pictures/movies at this age. They will be exposed to the actuality soon enough. It’s not that I’m proposing a life-long ban on showing anything that may require some stomach to view, but I don’t think it’s necessary to show it when a child REALLY IS too young to understand. They don’t disect frogs in kindergarden, these same folks don’t want their 4 year olds watching porn. WHY would we expose our children to unnecessary violence in the form of abortion photography or movies where a guy blows his head off, at such an early age?

    And, yes, that is my first question when somebody acts outraged over seeing (or their child seeing) abortion photography: “Do you let your child watch movies over PG:13? If yes, then what is your problem with THIS photograph, then?” If they can honestly say that they monitor their child’s viewing because of wishing to preserve some innocence, then they do have the right to be saddened & outraged by this photography being out there. If they let their child watch “Kill Bill” at 5 years old, then they don’t have a leg to stand on. *shrug*

    Just my take.

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