Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Hump Day

Dear Readers,

To get you through this Wednesday, I bring to you a collection of my favorite anti-choice propaganda. Unfortunately for us, it seems that anti-choice signs contain fewer typos than teabagger signs, so I'll have to give credit where it's due. Still, the logical fallacies remain.

This one infuriates me most of all. DUH. Nobody who was aborted is here. If I were aborted, how would I know? Would we be here having this conversation? WHAT'S YOUR POINT???!?!?!! Also, it's Uncle Sam. Why? Because women who have abortions are unpatriotic? Stupid.

Reason enough to keep an unwanted pregnancy, yes? Maybe your daddy raped your mommy, or maybe your daddy is conspicuously absent, but baby, you've got his eyes!

Melodrama: the anti's calling card. If you wanted to do this correctly you would say "Dead babies cry to me from the ground." Whether or not you believe that fetuses can cry, blood certainly cannot.

Not a typo per se, but this acronym is poor at best. Could you not have thought up "Not-born" for the "N" space? Man, I should be making these things for you guys.

Distressed sigh. How did Catholics go from being at the forefront of human rights issues (even liberal!) to this? Pro-death? I don't even know what that means.

Oh gee, well now I REALLY want to worship him.

I understand quite well the part about not shooting men in church.

Has anyone ever seen a Jew wielding this sign? I triple-dog-dare any anti to march up to a Holocaust survivor and tell him that abortion is comparable to what he went through. No really, go ahead. And if you don't get punched in the face I will pay out of my pocket to print 100 more of these.

Happy Hump Day, folks!


  1. And of course all Catholics are against the death penalty...

  2. I despise that last one. Anyone who has seen Oświęcim and Brzezinka will agree that it is not the same thing. The Shoah is not a throwaway term; you can't throw the word "Holocaust" on anything that goes against your beliefs. You can't even talk about WWII in Poland for fear of upsetting the elderly. Just the mention of Hitler is taboo. To say they are the same thing is not only anti-Semitic, it is an insult to every single person who died needlessly in those death camps. It is a slap in the face to everyone who survived. People who use this term for abortion have no idea what it is like to sincerely wish with every fiber of your being that you had never been born, which is what the victims of the Shoah experienced.
    Until you have walked those barracks, seen the prison block (a prison inside a prison!) and felt the chill in the air that surrounds all of Oświęcim, you cannot even begin to make that comparison.

  3. And, of course, ALL Catholics vote for social programs that support poor, unmarried, divorced parents and their children, that care for abused children in foster care AND choose to give financial endowments that provide additional support for poor or failing public schools because it's good for "our" children. Right?

  4. A lot of Catholics vote pro-choice, regardless of what the upper echelons insist isn't happening.

  5. Dearest Uncle Sam: What's the difference b/w abortion in utero and abortion via exploitation at War? Slippery lines but just sayin....


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