Sunday, April 4, 2010

Today The Ugliness Is Born Again As Love

Happy Easter. I hope all of you who worked and volunteered at clinics this week were able to stay safe and protect the women coming to you for assistance. I hope the antis trespassing on your clinics recognized the damage they do and the medical risk they are causing to their targets. I hope you are enjoying your Sunday, which is (most) abortioneers' day of rest as well.

I thought I had buried my faith in the public's understanding of critical issues, but I've come to its tomb and found the stone rolled aside. Maybe people out there are more pro-life than I could have hoped. They must have been inspired this week to support life for young women, and life for black families.

That is to say: lately all the goddamn insulting public ads about the "untold" badness of abortion have left me wishing and waiting, wishing and waiting. But I wasn't sure for what. Well, I must have been waiting for this: 

And probably wishing -- breaking news, y'all -- for this: 


The text of this iReport story does not do justice to the joy in my heart at seeing this affirmation, this vast improvement upon the previous eyesore (soulsore!) marring a place I consider one of my homes. But you can read it here. Whatever intrepid and loving soul climbed up there to improve them, they've apparently only done a few so far -- but I enjoy imagining they'll hit all 30-odd, and the other 50 that were planned.

To all our friends out there who are spreading joy: Amen, Amen, Amen. And thank you.

Let us go in peace to love and serve one another!

Have you seen any others around your city? Please share with us! 


  1. Brave, brave, righteous vandals - I wish I had the guts to do the same.

  2. I'll be in New York next weekend - and now in addition to packing cute spring clothes and the book I've been meaning to read for three weeks, I'll also be armed with signs to slap over any "Abortion Changes You" subway signs I might encounter. Thanks, anonymous awesome vandal, for doing that - and thanks, Placenta Sandwich, for this post!

  3. Wow. That takes guts. I hope there weren't any cameras around, that would be bad for our clever vandal :P

    This has however inspired me to "alter" in a similar fashion the meaning of any anti posters I see :)


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