When my sister was pregnant with her first child, we went to the fair. For some reason, we stopped at the pro-life booth (yes they have those) to look at the rubber fetuses. She picked one up and said “That’s the size my baby is right about now” (though, considering the pro-life faction’s penchant for misinformation, I wonder if this may have been inaccurate.) The guy gave her the rubber fetus as a gift, probably because he was so pleased she wasn’t off aborting my future nephew.
It was hard for me standing there, looking at their propaganda. The “birth certificates” for aborted fetuses, the shit about stolen fatherhood. It was bullshit. I wanted to scream at them. I wished I was wearing my Planned Parenthood shirt.
My sister later gave me the rubber fetus. I had a lot of fun with it. I made videos of it dancing, I threw it at people, I even took pictures of me pretending to eat it. I have no idea where the fuck it went to, but the last time I saw it, it was covered in sticky gunk and hair.
I don’t think the guy intended that to happen to the precious rubber fetus. I think he wanted her to look at it, and think about not getting an abortion. I wonder what he would think of the dancing fetus videos.
Why is it so important for you and those who support abortion to dehumanize and devalue prenatal human life? Does it make your ‘choice’ easier by reinforcing the ignorant concept that a fetus is not a human child by abusing a fetal model?
You were an embryo and a fetus and an infant and a toddler and an adolescent. And you were a living human being through every one of those stages of life. You were just as valuable as a fetus as you are now. You deserved the protection of the law while awaiting your birth just as much as you deserve the protection of the law today.
You are important to our human family, no matter what stage of development you happen to be passing through. All innocent living human beings deserve the right to live among us as equals.
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