Toy fetuses snuck into candy bags at state fair


Last weekend, anti-choice activists at the North Dakota State Fair slipped "Precious Ones" rubber fetuses into kids' candy bags without asking their parents. I bet they taste terrible! "Worst State Fair Ever Has Squishy Fetus Toys for Unsuspecting Kids" (Thanks, David Steinberg!)

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  1. Those bastards!

    Like any godless atheist, I can't resist the succulent flesh of the innocent unborn. However, it takes several minutes to fully stretch my auxiliary mandibles for the most efficient abhuman devouring action. Nothing is more frustrating than prepping the mandibles only to get a bite of rubbery toy.

    (On a more serious note, what is it about Doing God's Work(tm) that makes people think that boundaries just don't apply to them? I'm pretty sure that there would be unbelievable amounts of hell to pay if radical sex-ed activists were sneaking a choice selection of affectively-engaging scale models into childrens' candy bags; but this is merely 'controversial', which is usually a polite way of saying that all involved will get away with it.)

  2. These people are ridiculous. Anti-choice is really the best name for them, that is easy to say, however "shaming anti sex, anti woman" would be more accurate.

    I live literally next door to a planned parenthood that gets these jerks protesting outside all the time. They don't care about anything other than shaming people who go in. They lurk around the perimeter, and take full advantage of their history of violence to scare the bejeezus out of clinic goers.

    I take pictures of them whenever they are out there and post them up to a tumblr that mocks them. Engaging with them is totally futile. If they really wanted to reduce the number of abortions in this country, which is at an all time low, they would support birth control access, long term reversible birth control like an IUD, and increased factual sex education.

    But that's not what this is about. It's about forcing a woman to take responsibility for her actions. See, a baby is a consequence of being a slut, a whore, or a floozy. It's not about the welfare of a child, or they'd be more into child charities for impoverished children. It's about attempting to enforce outdated ideas on sex and gender on women. It is a disingenuous crap movement that has a lot of violence in it's history, and they sure don't decry the violence done in the name of "pro-life".

    As a side note, apparently silently documenting them and posting them online, and being open as to what kind of blog you post them on seems to reduce the number of protestors willing to show up. My local clinic has had a severe reduction in protestors since I started popping over for pictures every time they made an appearance.

    Sorry this got long. It's a big issue to me.

  3. I can't imagine what message they meant that to send. What I'm getting is something like, "Hey kids, sometimes, in life, you may find yourself with a fetus that you clearly did not seek out or want. But the good news is that you can just get rid of it"

  4. I mean, was there ever a more perfect metaphor for an unplanned pregnancy that a toy fetus in a bag of candy?

  5. No one is really "pro-abortion" - I mean, it's not something that people do for fun. Even the people who advocate strongly for access to abortions would generally consider contraception to be preferable to abortion.

    The people in what you frame as the "pro-abortion" camp want women to have the right to choose for themselves whether to abort, hence "pro-choice"

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