Sometimes they are confusing. Sometimes they make me laugh because they are so ridiculous. Other times, they contradict themselves. Seldom are they good conversation starters and they almost always mask the hurt that comes from past decisions. What am I talking about? I am talking about pro-choice/pro-abortion signs. What do we do when we see these signs? We usually turn to our friends and discuss the sign. Or, if we are alone, we argue with the sign in our head. (When I do this, I start moving my hands and mouth like a crazy person talking to himself. It’s not pretty). So many times I have read their signs and thought, “I don’t think they understand where we are coming from on the issue.” Maybe it’s me that is misunderstanding their point. Personally, I think some are just meant to offend and get us off topic. So, here is what I have decided to do. I am going to give my take, interpretation, reaction to some of the more memorable signs I have seen out there. Let’s see if you’re with me on these.
1. The Hanger
How are women not offended by this sign? Does the pro-choice movement think that women are so stupid that they would really go back to doing this? By all means, DO NOT TRY THIS! We as pro-lifers do not want women to hurt themselves out of desperation. As Christians, it is our role to make every woman feels they have a soft compassionate place to land when they have an unplanned pregnancy. This sign just needs to go.
2. Removing men from the conversation
3. Guy trying to impress pro-choice women
This one kinda goes along with the above sign. I actually think it’s a little funny. Pointless, but funny. How does one guy tell another guy, “you can’t be a women’s rights expert because you’re not a woman?” When a man is ok with abortion, does that automatically give him a leg up over other men when it comes to women’s rights? I’m not sure I get it.
4. Let’s talk about my sex organs
I don’t want it. I don’t need it. But if you wouldn’t mind using it responsibly…? That would be great. Also, please don’t ask me to pay for anything involving it. (Note: By “it,” I mean your uterus shown in the picture).
5. Raising kids to be pro-choice
No kid has a desire to take the life of another human. Especially not the life of another child. You are essentially raising them to accept a culture of death.There are few things more disturbing than seeing a child that says, “my parents thought it would have been okay to kill me.”
6. Women are people too
The radical idea that babies are people.
The radical idea that sex is how we procreate and continue as a species.
The radical idea that every man, woman, & child have a right to life from conception to natural death.
The radical idea that you can embrace being a woman, mother, student, career person, leader, and anything thing else you want all at the same time.
Seriously, do you really think we are trying to hold women back? Currently, the majority of the pro-life movement is led by women. So please get a clue and lose the sign.
7. Don’t tell me what to do, but pay for my choices
Here is how I read this one. Most likely, this gal is upset that people do not want tax dollars to pay for her birth control. Now, wouldn’t the government paying for her birth control be inviting us into her bedroom/womb? If we tell her it’s her responsibility to pay for it herself or maybe take responsibility for her reproductive organs, isn’t that staying out of her bedroom/womb? I want nothing to do with your womb. Use it how you like. Just leave me and my tax dollars out of the conversation. When you want to talk about a better way… when you are ready to discuss biology and how your body works, we can talk.
8. But women will die!!
There are tons of different signs that infer that tons of women will die if they can’t have their “safe and legal” abortions. If I may, can I remind everyone of the long list of women that have died in “safe and legal” abortion clinics? Tonya Reaves, Holly Patterson, Jennifer Morbelli, Alexandra Nunez… The list goes on. Make no mistake, there is no such thing as a safe abortion. Especially when you consider that half the people that enter the abortion room don’t come out alive.
9. Not your body…
Ok, I think we can agree here. I am actually worried about both your body AND the body inside of you. The body inside your body is not your body. They are separate bodies. So, if your baby’s body is not your body, then I guess you can’t choose to kill him/her. This might help.
10. You are underestimating yourself
I am pretty sure you can raise a child. Somehow, you have convinced yourself that you aren’t ready or not good enough or have too much going on… I don’t know why you think you can’t be a parent. And if you really think you can’t parent your child, then there are thousands of families who would love to accept your child into their home.
11. Cancer screenings…or something
Why would I want to take away your cancer screenings? Of course I want you to get cancer screenings. Please, go take care of yourself. But why do you need to get them at abortion clinics? Why do you think Planned Parenthood is the be all end all of women’s health care? They can’t even do all the screenings you might need. They will just send you to a real doctor…because by the way, Planned Parenthood doesn’t have any doctors on staff, except for the doctors who are paid to kill your baby. Just ask my wife.
12. The Classic
This sign is here to stay. No matter how ridiculous and pointless it is, this sign will show up anywhere people are rallying about abortion. Frankly, this one cracks me up. My rosary has never been anywhere near an ovary. Your ovaries are 100% yours and your responsibility. That doesn’t mean I can’t tell you not to murder an unborn baby. Just saying. At least it sort of rhymes.
It is necessary to reaffirm our solid opposition to any direct offense against life, especially when innocent and defenseless, and the unborn child in its mother’s womb is the quintessence of innocence. Let us remember the words of Vatican Council II: ‘Therefore from the moment of its conception life must be guarded with the greatest care while abortion and infanticide are unspeakable crimes.’