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June 10, 2007

"Pro-life" e-Cards

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Post-abortion greetings from the head Heather. She cares about you, really.

The above is one of the many online greetings available from The Pro-Life ECard center where you can "show your love and concern by sending a FREE e-card to a mother or father who has lost a baby to abortion."

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Return e-card: "Well, if your prayers have the effectiveness of most any other prayer, I guess I'm shit outta luck!"

Will they have eCards for people who will loose loved ones to coat hangers and back alley abotions if the so called pro-lifers get their way?

"I know the abortion has been a very painful chapter in your life.

It probably didn't help that my church group was screaming "MURDERER!!" at you when you went to get it."

Yuck - double Yuck!!! - These people are scum.

Another rude and offensive intrusion by the FetusPeople, whose only motto is "Let no uterus go uninvaded by us."

how awful can these people get?

What's next? They show up at your house and try to make you participate in a symbolic funeral and burial?

They should be deluged with cards saying, "If you don't believe in abortions, don't have one."

I can just picture them primarily being sent to the young potential fathers whose girlfriends aborted, by another interested young female offering her sympathy at his losing his "baby". Girls can play "opportunities" like that, and the whole thing smells very high-schoolish to me... "Dad" can play the stand-by victim who didn't have much choice in the matter, but finds it rewarding to "grieve losing his child".

Or maybe I've just been manipulated into being a heartless cynic

Nice use of the passive voice in that last sentence.

Is that a dig Chris O?

I'm critical of these cards, in case it wasn't obvious. Critical of any young woman who would send it to a young man who's girlfriend aborted. But I definitely see a market for it being sent to these potential "fathers" by someone "caring".

I'm usually not so cynical, but I think products like this bring out the cynic in everyone, right?

"I'm praying for you" = nicey version of "you dirty hellbound slut"

And what's up with calling people mothers and fathers? If we apply their definitions, we'd be calling women who have miscarriages mothers (let's see how that goes down) and probably a huge percentage of the population has been a mother or a father without being aware of it (many early pregnancies don't take). Oh shit, maybe I've been a mother too! Do I get a tax deduction now?

"Phealing"???

At a glance, the "eace" disappears and I just see a big P + healing... as I throw up in my mouth a little.

I'm sure it's just incidental that senders are providing these people with a list of e-mail addresses for people who have had abortions.

Really nice.

ding ding ding
Julia wins. Now these people have a list of people who have had an abortion (or, at least, one these stupid cards sent to them) that they can spam and harass.

The whole idea is so presumptuous. Send a condescending "I'll pray for you" card for an abortion? WTF? Seems like a guaranteed way to perminently burn bridges with the recipient. Of course, you don't HAVE to send them under your actual name. That way you can harass someone anonymously and get to watch the effects of your harassment al while playing the understanding friend.

These people disgust me.

But it is ok for Planned Parenthood to market a "I had an Abortion" Tshirt.

http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/archives/2004/07/i_had_an_abortion_t-shirts/

My two abortions were two of the greatest blessings in my life. When I was a believer, I used to get down on my knees and thank god for answering MY prayers, to keep abortion safe and legal.

Notice, God is answering MY prayers, not the prayers of the anti-reproductive rights crowd.

I had no, sorrow, or sadness, or regret after my abortions. Only relief.

And none of my girlfriends have ever regretted their abortions either.

The religious right wants to brainwash the Nation, and the world.

Nice Mud, how do you sleep at night?

Two, huh, I guess it is just another method of birth control to you?

Nice Mud, how do you sleep at night?

Two, huh, I guess it is just another method of birth control to you?

Judge not lest ye be judged. I know the Bible is a veritable fountain of selective rhetoric, and used by many Christians as such.

That is bueatiful Count, how about:

"whatever you do to the least of mine, you also do to me."

Too bad I am a non-believer.

Considering you don't know anything about her, it's particularly rude to judge her behaviour with such condescension. I suppose if life were an open book, and we were to peruse through all the mistakes you've made, we could find something equally as egregious to some facet of society.

There is no denying that Count, and I am not a pro-lifer either.

Once because of carelessness, rape, incest, etc., OK, but multiple abortions disgusts me. And to be honest I just don't give a shit if you like my opinion or not.

Once because of carelessness, rape, incest, etc., OK, but multiple abortions disgusts me.

much like your posting

Actually June, a person's method of birth control is none of your business. Nor is the fact that someone may or may not be pregnant (and what they chose to do about it) any of your business. What are you going to do? Require women to register their periods in order to track whose pregnant, and who may be having multiple abortions, so you can get on your high horse in order to be repulsed? My circumstances could be extraordinary for all you know, June, but it's still none of your business (unless I chose to share it.) One might go one to say, really, that I've had 4 abortions, in toto, since two were life saving pregnancy terminations due to ectopics.

And June, since you think I'm reprehensible, then surely you wouldn't want me bringing children into this world, now would you?

But then, June, you don't care what other people think about what you think, then why should other people care what you think?

Mud,

Please tell me you truly are not as stupid as your post implies. That underlined area that says June is actually the date and time of the post, not the name of the individual posting. Perhaps I should thank you for taking that stupidity out of the gene-pool. While you are at it go OFF yourself as well.

Dave

But it is ok for Planned Parenthood to market a "I had an Abortion" Tshirt.

Sure is. It's also completely irrelevant to the thread. But thanks for your contributions to the discussion; they've been most stimulating.

Uncle Kvetch,

"Sure is. It's also completely irrelevant to the thread. But thanks for your contributions to the discussion; they've been most stimulating."

Neither is acceptable was my point.

You lose. Thank you playing, please try again.

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