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July 26, 2004
Say It Loud, I Aborted And I'm Proud

High-fivin' fetus killing?Bill at INDC Journal rescues this notable web page from the depths of Google that demonstrates the political idiocy of Planned Parenthood leadership. Until earlier today, the fine folks at PP promoted this t-shirt ($15) with the slogan "I Had An Abortion":

They have finally arrived!

Planned Parenthood is proud to offer yet another t-shirt in our new social fashion line: "I Had an Abortion" fitted T-shirts are now available. These soft and comfortable fitted tees assert a powerful message in support of women's rights.

I understand that some people do not consider an embryo to be human life, although any understanding of science leads to that conclusion. I know people who honestly believe that an embryo does not become human until viability or birth. While I disagree with them, I respect their integrity. However, this sloganeering does nothing but repulse me, as it celebrates the destruction of embryos as if it were little more than visiting Niagara Falls. (As Bill put it in his title, "... And All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt.")

Even if one doesn't consider an embryo to be human life -- and Bill is no pro-lifer -- the decision to abort would, presumably, only be made with sober reflection and a sense of regret that a child would not be practical for the mother at that moment in her life. Making into a cheerleading opportunity does not "assert a powerful message for women's rights," as PP would have these women believe. It underscores the superficial and selfish motivations that the most ardent pro-lifers assign to abortion seekers as a stereotype.

This promotion shows the extent to which Planned Parenthood occupies the extreme, rather than representing the majority support that they claim abortion rights have.

UPDATE: Apparently, the 404 was merely a way to dodge the Drudge traffic after he linked to this. The PP Yahoo! store page is still active, which means that the shirt is still on sale.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at July 26, 2004 3:16 PM

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