Being Pro-Life I find these types of adds to be distasteful, but I understand their point, it is meant to shock and upset, to open they eyes to the horror that abortion is.
One of the hallmarks of the freedom of speech is that we are free to say things others might find offensive. There is no freedom from being offended. To those who wish harm I would examine your own motives. There are a number of things people do today that are offensive to people of faith like myself, but I would defend their right to speak their piece just the same as someone I agreed with.
@Shannon the nazi gas chambers were also clean but they still killed people and if you look you’ll see that is one of the new state quarters in the picture they have only been out a few years not “decades”
@ shannon et.al. How ’bout this RADICAL idea…Instead of easy access to condoms and birth control pills, what would happen if we actually taught kids that there are real life consequesces for their actions. In other words, what’s wrong with a society that pressures people towards abstanance unless they are within the bounds of marriage?
@ Wildman – You are trying to make abortion a black and white issue, when the gray areas are incredible. Should a woman who has been raped or is a victim of incest be forced to carry the child to term? If a woman’s life is at risk, should she be forced to carry to term? I would suggest that every pregnancy arises with its own set of factors to be considered; unless and until it personally involves you, don’t be casting moral absolutes about right and wrong.
If the truck offends you, call the business which owns the truck and let them know.
@David-I agree there may be times when it is nessary to terminate a pregnency but the vast majority of abortions are done for convience just because it’s legal doesen’t make it right,and just because something is illegal doesn’t mean its wrong
I totally agree Wild Man. Being a woman, the thought of killing my own child crushes my heart. At 8 weeks old, they are already have the the form of a human being – hands, nose, face, head, heart, brain. I hate when people say it is not a human or it is a potential human. If they were a potential human, that means they could be something too. Never heard of a human having sex then birthing anything but a human. The child has 23 sets of chromosomes. They have DNA from a male human and a female human. They are living – and anyone who says otherwise, then what are they? They are going through mitosis – cells splitting to create more cells, which all life does. Science might not agree on when life officially begins, but they do agree something must be alive for it to go through mitosis.
Don’t blame point fingers at conservatives, because here’s one liberal who studied medicine (I’m a veterinarian), and knows, that is a human child inside a woman’s womb. A whole new body, a whole new person.
Stats or GTFO. What you’re saying is, in fact, myth. The vast majority of abortions are not taken lightly.
Also, who the f*ck spread aborted parts on a quarter and took a picture? Pretty sure that’s the sick bastard we should be looking for.
As for the folks saying adoption: screw you. Look at all the kids just waiting for adoption but unable to find interested parents. Unless you’re going to apply different rules for different classes, sexes, and races, you need to dump the “adoption” argument.
We would be highly unlikely to have an abortion, but we’re not going to impose that personal decision on others.
Want kids to grow up responsibly? Stop the abstinence-only education and admit that hormones are going to take over at some point. Equip the kids with the best possible information and best possible protection before they go sneak out behind the woodshed. Provide free birth control along with the education.
Wild Man, the day you get pregnant is the day you can decide on the issue. Redneck Goth and I agree on one level and that it’s wrong. However, I don’t feel it’s my place to tell another woman what choice she should make.
Don’t give me that adoption bullshit until you can show how many little black crack babies you’ve adopted. Put up or shut the fuck up. I’m tired of the assholes with the aborted fetus posters made from pictures that were obtained in third-world countries.
@ Commentator and others who agree: If people have brains to decide whether or not to have kids, then maybe they should be using birth control or abstinence. It’s pretty stupid to have an unplanned pregnancy when there are so many options out there to prevent it!
i don’t care who thinks abortion is wrong or right…. what is without a doubt wrong, is driving something with these picture around where innocent minds can see!!! i wouldn’t want my children seeing that!!!
oh and to ‘anna G’ not all pregnancies can be prevented, no birth control is 100% effective.. and even if you are abstinent, rape happens too!!!
Leaping in a little late here – but a similar truck was taken off the streets in Calgary. I’ve seen it, and yes, the shocking point does have a point. But you can’t imagine the terror the 4 year old with me underwent (and still has nighmares about) when he saw this, looked at his infant brother, and back at it.
The points are fine to make, but freedom of speech should not outweigh common sense. Show these images to the group that are old enough to be at risk for pregnancy – not children who don’t understand the most basic laws of procreation yet! Children are forced to grow up fast enough. Please let me address things like sex and the consequences of underage sex with my children at an appropriate time. 4 years old is NOT that time.
Making abortion illegal wont stop it from happening. It’ll just make it more dangerous as they loo for sick people to shove hangers up them or force them to go to another country.
Second to all screaming adoption. I’m adopted. and till you go threw the proses and know the fact your birth parents didn’t want you stop. Its not all rainbows and sunshine for the kids. Do you see the numbers of abortion? Imagine that many kids in the orphanages. Who will pay for it? Tax payers who already cant afford it. Where will be be placed. In orphanages that are already overcrowd since there’s not enough people willing to foster them for a while. Do you think there getting homes? No they’ll grow up reach 18 and end up on the streets.