Anti-abortion campaigners sink to new depths


45 Responses to “Anti-abortion campaigners sink to new depths”

  1. Rachael says:

    if they care so much about kids why do they post this crap on peoples front doors!?

  2. chgoliz says:

    Thank you for not caving in to domestic terrorists, Mr. Stave.

  3. goblinbox says:

    The maker of that flyer needs to adjust hir psych meds.

  4. azzy23 says:

    These people are terrorists. They’re clearly soliciting violence against this woman’s parents.

  5. Eark_the_Bunny says:

    “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” ~ Mohandas Gandhi

  6. SoItBegins says:


    Could you please put a 'graphic images' warning before the jump? kthxbai

    • CaptainPedge says:

      2 articles in a very short space of time with NSFAnyone images on the front page. Give us a break bb…

      • princeminski says:

        Just saying “Anti-abortion nuts posted bloody fetus pictures in the parents’ neighborhood” doesn’t really convey the vileness of these creeps.

        • Andrew Singleton says:

          Agreed. A text splash does not do the actual image/flier justice. Sure there’s the dead babies but then you get into the rest of the flier itself.

        • Diogenes says:

           But isn’t that exactly the same rationale the anti-choicers are using to justify their wretched images?  They’re using disgusting pictures for their shock value, and so is BB.  Right? 
          I think their insane, but I think BB helps their cause by spreading their literature to a much wider audience. 

  7. Sagodjur says:

    If they want to play up the connection of a landlord and an abortion doctor by saying that the landlord profits from abortion, then pro-birthers should stop using public resources like Social Security and public transportation because…::gasp::…abortion doctors pay taxes that go to fund such projects and programs. Pro-choice people work at restaurants and grocery stores, so you should probably just stop eating or else you’re helping to support people who would allow abortions to happen at the discretion of pregnant women instead of wealthy white male politicians or the church! The connections just continue! We should just nuke the planet just to make sure no pro-choice people or abortion doctors are alive in order to kill innocent children.

    • LinkMan says:

      All I know is that if we could just get rid of all the oxygen in the air I’m pretty sure the abortion doctors wouldn’t be able to work their evil craft.

  8. Frederik says:

    The photos always strike me as particularly stupid. You do not rate the validaty of a medical procedure by how shocking or disgusting it looks.

    • KanedaJones says:

       in this case it would be them thinking that this is a life that ended in this horrible way.  If a medical procedure was guaranteed to kill the patient by mangling him people would add extra value on how horrible the treatment was. (in spite of peaceful ways to die by accident/murder)

      Now what they are missing is that if they talk and talk while seeing through their myopic view, it will not change those that think differently from them.  they might as well make us think they count as people by putting tiny little hats on their heads.

    • Jade Falcon says:

      Valid point. I wonder how many of these people would want “natural” childbirth (or even c-sections, for that matter) banned if they were shown how graphically nasty they can get.

  9. ifriit says:

    Even better: most of the photos used in “anti-abortion” flyers are of severely deformed and/or abnormal fetuses, so they’re extra grotesque. Usually they’ve been removed because they are either dead or, in technical phrasing, “incompatible with life.”

    They’re also not particularly careful about how many “weeks” a fetus is in the photos they use, and they’re usually older than they claim.

    (Dang it, this was supposed to be in response to Frederik.)

  10. Sirkowski says:

    But it’s the Christians who are getting bullied, amirite?

    • Andrew Singleton says:

      Funny enough it’s christians that ARE getting bullied by these nutjobs worst of all. Take a stance that isn’t as fundimentalist or radacil and you’re treated like a piriah.

  11. faithnomore says:

    These people are PRECISELY the reason why I became strongly pro-choice at the tender age of 8. In 1970, my mother went back to college to finish the education that she quit to get married and have me. It was a large state university with a large, active student union building. She had a few classes in the late afternoons and – as babysitters cost money – I would tag along and hang out in the cafeteria or lending library in the union while she went to class. One day as I walked down the main corridor, there was a table set up with huge posters showing gory images of aborted fetuses, and one of the “activists” eagerly shoved a pamphlet with more photos into my 8 year old hands.

    At that age, I was only dimly cognizant of the basic “facts of life” and had no awareness of what abortion was. But even at 8, I recognized that the sort of fanatical viewpoint that would completely ignore any sort of age appropriateness, was a viewpoint that I wanted no part of.

  12. estragon_nyc says:

    So now at least the neighbors of the Kaplans can see up close the kind of mentality that drives hardcore anti-abortion activism.  And perhaps one or two of those neighbors will now say “The Kaplans are good people.  What kind of sicko would harass decent people this way?  I might have had some sympathy for the pro-lifers before…but anyone who’d do this is literally psychotic.”  So great job there, anti-choice crowd!  Keep showing the world your true face.  I’m sure it’ll make you lots of friends.

  13. BombBlastLightingWaltz says:

    Looks like dead aliens. Thanks for the pictures. We are now scared. Mission accomplished. 

  14. In my town, anti abortion terrorists drive a huge bus around with similar images plastered on all sides and park it across from hospitals, schools, and women’s clinics. I am all for free speech but to me this is disrespectful and shows no care for others.

  15. Petzl says:

    These people obsess over certain biological/scientific processes (in utero fetal development, 0-6 months) and historical events (Middle East, 0-33 AD) and then are willfully ignorant of everything else (child development, 0-18 years; world history, 14.5 Billion BC-0 AD, 33 AD-present).

  16. David Witt says:

    As Barney Frank said so aptly, ‘the Republicans think life begins at conception and ends at birth.’

  17. eltiki says:

    For what it’s worth, this kind of advertising never works. It usually has the opposite effect.

  18. Promit Roy says:

    Huh. I live about five miles from the listed address. I wonder if I can do anything to help? Or maybe the right-wing freaks have done more than enough already.

    • EvilTerran says:

      Make a respectful, well-reasoned counterpoint flier and go round the same neighborhoods with it?

      Even just contacting the targets of this attack to let them know they have moral support could mean a lot to them, if enough people do it; although you may not get through, depending on how much hate-mail this attempt at persecution has prompted.

  19. hostile_17 says:

    I’m really liberal in my politics… except for abortion where I seem to be the opposite. I just don’t fathom how it can be so acceptable to kill living babies. 

    Although getting into a debate on this topic is a path to ruin I know… 

    As to this poster – well it’s typically extreme, much like most of American politics. But everyone else shows pictures of dying children, starving Ethiopians etc… they’re just doing the same. Plus abortion is way too easy – they should see the results of their actions.

    But… cannot… agree… with… religious nutjobs.

    Argh my mind is going to explode.

    • freshacconci says:

      Well, first, this isn’t an issue about the photos. It’s about the harassment. If you can’t get your point across without sinking to these lows, you may have already lost the argument. Second, as far as “abortion is way too easy – they should see the results of their actions”: the images used by anti-choice groups are always images taken of deformed, miscarried or fetuses aborted in extreme circumstances (mother in danger, etc.). And as for abortion being “way too easy”, maybe you should look into that and see how difficult it often is for a woman to obtain an abortion.

    • Thorzdad says:

       “Plus abortion is way too easy”

      Even in states where abortion hasn’t (yet) been legislated back into dark alleys, it’s not nearly as easy to get as you seem to think. Further, normal abortions are done long before the fetus has developed into anything remotely resembling a “living baby”.

    • chgoliz says:

      Look at it this way: if you believe in an omniscient, omnipotent god, then you have to believe that your god knows what’s going on and could choose to do things differently — say, by putting a fertilized zygote inside the uterus of a woman who CAN carry the pregnancy to term.  So, as the saying goes: let go and let God.

      Otherwise, the life of that eventual child is on you.  Which means, so is their death.  You can’t magically keep people from ever dying, whether while in utero or out in the big bad world.  By taking responsibility for “life” away from the woman, you are stepping into that same responsibility.  And yet, you are neither god nor parent to that child.

      You do not have that right.

    • Katherine Hamilton says:

       It is perfectly acceptable to feel the way you do about abortion – it is also perfectly acceptable for you to decline ever to have an abortion – what is unacceptable, is elected representatives passing laws which restrict or remove the CHOICE to have one, from women who have been diagnosed with a toxic or otherwise unwanted pregnancy, and who don’t subscribe to the notion that abortion is abhorrent under any circumstances.

       If you disagree with abortion, you are exquisitely free to NEVER EVER EVER EVER have one. In this country, choosing NOT to abort a pregnancy, even one guaranteed to kill you,  is just as legal as choosing to do so. Isn’t America GREAT!!!!!?

    • Kurt Tappe says:

      The part you and these nutjobs both don’t get is these ARE NOT BABIES. Go look up the definition of “baby” and find out that it is a BORN individual. If you use the correct terminology then maybe you’ll start to understand what’s really going on.

  20. Paul Renault says:

    Robert and Eunice Kaplan need to be reminded just how much they have been funding the slaughter of tens of thousands of innocent Iraqis and Afghanistanis, as well as of a few thousand coalition soldiers. 

    Maybe papering their neighbourhood with similiar pamphlets with pictures of those dead is in order.

  21. Matt Popke says:

    I’m sincerely amazed at the the strength of Mr. Stave’s (and his family’s) convictions. I absolutely believe that a reasoned response is the best way to deal with these kind of tactics but I don’t think I would have the strength of character to remain reasonable in the face of this kind of unfounded and hateful attack. Rather than comment on the obvious evil of the flier I really would like to thank Mr. Stave for his steadfastness in the face of this insanity and I hope that others look to him as an example of how to behave in a civilized society, regardless of how they may agree or disagree with him on any one particular issue.

  22. Maybe it’s years of exposure to the internet, but those aborted fetus photos are really doing nothing to me. That’s kind of horrible, isn’t it?

  23. Daemonworks says:

    Seems like a clear-cut case of criminal harassment to me.

  24. John Vance says:

    This is damaging my calm. I say I’m all for non-violence and everything, but then I see shit like this…

    “I’ve never wished a man dead, but I have read some obituaries with great pleasure.” — Mark Twain

  25. holyspigot says:

    Worked on me. I went right to that donate link on Voice of Choice and put my credit card to good use. You see what a little judiciously applied advertising can do for your cause? 

  26. benher says:

    You know, some of us read BB in the morning, before work, over breakfast… :( 

  27. rhowan says:

    So, you think the punishment for being “irresponsible” should be being forced to accept one of the biggest responsibilities you can have. What now?

    And how do you propose filtering out all of those “irresponsible” people from the upright citizens whose contraception merely failed? Perhaps we can have pregnant women be interrogated by some sort of, I don’t know, panel of doctors maybe. I’m sure that’s never been tried anywhere before and that it will work beautifully without any sort of bias or inequity.

    Geez people, think your knee-jerk reactions through to their inevitable conclusions before you spill them out on the page.

  28. asterios9 says:

    @hostile17:twitter  - you know, I’m going to go ahead and say it.  I am not bothered by the fact that a fetus is a human.  I don’t believe in all that soul mumbo-jumbo, so I have to ask what is it about a fetus that gives it rights,  exactly. 
    To me, it seems like people need rights (life, liberty, happiness) because the denial causes them to suffer, and it’s immoral to cause someone else to suffer.  But, if the fetus doesn’t suffer, then ???  

    It seems like the only arguments that the fetus is “sacred” are that (1) it’s human and all human life is just sacred, ipso facto (and we’ll just have to accept that the pro-life movement is fixated on abortion and not war or capital punishment) or (2) it has a soul and some bad metaphysical thing will happen.

    Since I find (1) unconvincing and disingenuous and (2) to be an appeal to magic, basically what it seems like you are saying is “I want to impose my personal beliefs on other people.”

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