Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Horton hears... anti-abortionists?  

"A person's a person no matter how small!"

This phrase is not only the famous line from the new Dr. Seuss movie "Horton Hears a Who," but has become the slogan of avid anti-abortionists. During the premiere of the movie, a pack of anti-abortion activists began yelling this phrase, attempting to perpetuate their point that abortion should be banned. The representative of the legal interests of Dr. Seuss requested they stop, but Colorado for Equal Rights, an anti-abortion group, still plans to stand in front of Denver theaters when the movie opens to collect signatures to support legally defining embryos as people.

Using a children's movie to advance your own political
agenda? Wonderful. My advice: keep your legal interests out of movie theaters - it is both unethical and inconsiderate to throw your beliefs in other people's faces. I don't feel this way solely because I disagree with their political agenda; it's more the means they are using to achieve it. There are numerous alternative ways to get your point across; utilizing a phrase from a children's movie is unnecessarily manipulative.

If you want to let your voice be heard, click here to send a letter to Colorado for Equal Rights. I would advise staying away from the abortion debate, and steering more towards disagreeing with their methods. They may or may not hear us out, but it's worth a shot either way.

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4 comments: to “ Horton hears... anti-abortionists?

  • March 20, 2008 at 9:54 PM  

    I guess this is what we can expect from people who think an adequate form of protesting is trying to accuse Planned Parenthood of being racist as well, right?

  • March 20, 2008 at 10:01 PM  

    Exactly. It makes me sick when they'll look for anything to bring down a woman's right to choose.

  • March 22, 2008 at 8:09 PM  

    thats sick! i love horton and theyre tainting it.

    and if you wanna get into semantics... dr. seuss says "a PERSON's a person, no matter how small", not "an embryo is a person no matter how small"
    an embryo isnt a person its one step up from a fertilized egg

    btw go to youtube and type in "george carlin abortion" theres a pretty hilarious (and very true) stand up bit about abortion.

  • April 9, 2008 at 1:44 PM  

    Dr. Seuss is classic; after seeing Horton Hears a Who i remembered how much he packs into relatively simple storylines...