Thursday, November 12, 2009

In which I get controversial*

Yesterday, I read something that reminded me a billboard here in town that shows a young boy leaning against a disembodied pregnant belly. The sign says, "A person's a person, no matter how small."

I hate that billboard with a passion and it makes me so angry every time I see it -- because of its imagery and for highjacking Dr. Seuss for a self-righteous, misguided message. You see, the message I take away from it is this: A person's a person, no matter how small -- unless it's a pregnant woman. Then she's just a belly -- a vessel for carrying the real person.


*to some people


Heather said...

I hate that billboard, too, although it does remind me of one of my favorites. There used to be one along the interstate that said, "Abortion stops a beating (heart)" with a heart shape instead of the word. But when you're driving by really fast, it just looks like it says, "Abortion stops a beating." It always giggled me.

Kate said...

You can tell you're not a real person when they chop off your head, that's for sure.

Pammeey said...

That's awesome, Heather.