NOT Your Body, NOT Your Choice

Barb Wire

(Editor’s note: The image above posted by Carly Hill at genfringe.com has gone viral and set off a firestorm.)

I think it’s great.  To the point.  Doesn’t leave much room for arguing (or so I thought).  And, it’s not even graphic!  If you type ‘abortion’ into any search engine, you’ll find horrifying (real) photographs that will make you never want to look at your tablet screen again.  But this?  This is just…the pro-life argument – plain and simple.

So, to my surprise, something happened a couple weeks ago.  This meme went viral from our page, and suddenly, I’m getting HUNDREDS of private messages, coming in by the second, saying that Facebook users reported this meme as inappropriate and offensive.  At first I thought, “This can’t be right…it must be one person spamming us.”  Then, one said, “I am offended by this and got all my friends to report you.”  So, this dude’s friends turned into about 30 million other-peoples’-friends.

And it wasn’t just one person spamming.  I have been reading personal messages from angry pro-choice people for weeks now – all centered around this meme and when I reposted it over the weekend, I set us up to, once again, be flooded with pro-choice hate.

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I have been reading as many of these comments and messages as I can to try and understand how anyone could possibly have a ‘pro-choice’ mentality and belief system.

Ignorance

I usually tell myself and (desperately) hope that the pro-choice majority is full of ignorance.  As I thought, many are.  One Facebook user commented today, saying, “I love how the picture is of a fully developed baby– in an attempt to deceive people. Abortions occur when the mothers are carrying nothing more than a lump of genetic material. You guys are kind of psychos.”

Unreal.  That is the comment of a completely deluded and ignorant person.

Read more: GenFringe.com

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