The March for Life is being held today. Here’s a few of their messages:
Well, where to begin. Let’s move left to right.
Why use the image of the pill and not a condom package? Who is this sign saying needs self-control? Looks like abstinence is being marketed to women. Of course it is. That’s how they roll. The small print says guys and girls, but the image really says it all. How hard would it have been to put a condom package next to, or behind, the pill.
Wait a minute, is the pill pictured an aspirin? Birth control pills don’t have line indented across them. Is it an aspirin as in “You know, back in my days, they used Bayer aspirin for contraception. The gals put it between their knees, and it wasn’t that costly.”
The middle message is call to LGBTQ community? Not really. Read the small print:
Abortion ensures your only orientation is fixed inside a medical waste bag or transitioning from womb to garbage disposal. Yet every major LGBTQ group supports this violence.
Now that’s the way to bring people to your side! It’s quite confusing. Are they advocating for more gay people to be born so they can put them in conversion therapy? The pro-life group has been very active in not only teaching abstinence, but also in teaching about any other relationships other than heterosexual. I’m just having a hard time believing this message. It seems conflicted.
The last one takes the NAACP and turns it into: The National Association for the Abortion of Colored People. Really? Also, why is colored people in quotes? Seriously, why is colored people in quotes? I. Can’t. Even.
Being offensive is really the point here, right? Because these folks care more about their perceived superiority to “these other women”, than in anything else. Because that superiority lets them make judgments about other people’s lives. And the hypocrisy of citing groups of people they don’t even care about kills me.
I’m starting to imagine what it was like to live in the 1940s.
These people are zero compromise fanatics, many are old but far from all. Willing to bet 99% are far right Christians, were abortion to be banned outright they would merely move on to the rest of their agenda like school prayer.
I can never wrap my head around how so many of them are anti-sex ed and anti-birth control. This group is far more concerned about controlling women than stopping abortions. If stopping abortion were really their goal, they would demanding comprehensive sex ed and easy, free access to birth control. But they aren’t. This isn’t about abortion.
I still can’t figure out why they put colored people in quotes. And the longer I look at the first picture, the more I’m convinced that pill is an aspirin.
Alberta, A Chilean friend’s mother was in town for the holidays. They escaped Pinochet by crossing the Andes into Argentina. I said “Now you’ve seen the rise of fascism in two countries.”
She said “Three. I was a little girl in Spain when Franco came to power.”
The time the right-to-lifers are thinking about pregnancy abortion, is time they are not thinking about job abortion.
The fact that if jobs were more secure, women would be less pressured to abort for economic reasons is lost on them.