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“Abortion is Freedom” (Translation: “Kill your children and you’re free.”)

Filed under: Abortion — DRJ @ 5:56 pm

[Headlines from DRJ]

Pro-choice billboards erected outside Texas town that declared itself ‘sanctuary city for the unborn’:

Two pro-choice billboards outside a small town in Texas were put up this month after the all-male city council passed an ordinance declaring it a “sanctuary city for the unborn.”

The billboards, funded by abortion rights activists from Austin, read “Abortion is freedom” and include a website that has information on abortion services in Texas and nearby, according to the Washington Post.
Jayna Lay, a resident of Waskom, told The Post she supports the ordinance and is unhappy and outside group put the billboard near town. “I think they did it to take a dig at Waskom,” she said. “They send the wrong message in my opinion. ‘Abortion is freedom,’ that’s a messed up phrase. That’s pretty much saying, ‘Kill your children and you’re free.’ That’s crazy to me.”

The billboards are outside Waskom, Texas, a small town located on IH-20 which is a major East-West freeway in Texas. Waskom is known as “The Gateway to Texas” because it is near the Texas-Louisiana state line.


19 Responses to ““Abortion is Freedom” (Translation: “Kill your children and you’re free.”)”

  1. Pro-life people should say the Billboards are “Hate” and make them feel “unsafe” and demand their removal. Who can argue with that? Certainly not liberals.

    rcocean (1a839e)

  2. Or they could just respond with wisdom and clarity by calling it what it is, like this Waskom resident did.

    DRJ (15874d)

  3. I think it’s good when the pro-abortion crowd in Austin says what they really think.

    DRJ (15874d)

  4. I agree, but what exactly is “sanctuary city for the unborn” supposed to mean?

    Kishnevi (14a2e1)

  5. Prenatal support and adoption services for expectant mothers?

    nk (dbc370)

  6. Love it when Righties attack “Freedom of Choice.”

    Next week: cereals, cigarettes and ice cream.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  7. I have an image of prolife advocates rescuing ninth month abortees and transporting them to a hidden refuge while being chased by a rampaging horde of Planned Parenthood staffers until they find safety inside the thin blue line of the Waskom Police Department.

    Kishnevi (14a2e1)

  8. The city passed an ordinance that prohibits abortion clinics in the city. It doesn’t have any clinics but its leaders seem to want a lawsuit.

    DRJ (15874d)

  9. Thanks. So they are an abortion free zone…

    Kishnevi (14a2e1)

  10. Better than complacency.

    nk (dbc370)

  11. Planned Parenthood and the other abortion mills kill more black Americans in a couple weeks than were lynched between the civil war and 1960.

    Embrace that choice.

    harkin (58d012)

  12. “Love it when Righties attack “Freedom of Choice.”

    Next week: cereals, cigarettes and ice cream.”

    Love it when DCSCA pipes up with a completely organic, natural, and ‘man-on-the-street’ nonpartisan reaction to upholding basic human morality, and especially love Pat for aligning himself closer to the party whose members flippantly reply and legislate in this ghoulish fashion on the regular.

    That’s the best thing about NeverTrump, the new friends you make, new ways of looking at things.

    Ilerminaty (cd73ff)

  13. I’ve always been pro-life….but recently it struck me that I get all of the virtue….while having to shoulder none of the health risks or financial and social costs. For some people, the day they find out they’re pregnant is the happiest day of their lives…..some who try and try and try might even say it’s a miraculous day. For others, it’s the wrong time….financially, socially, emotionally, psychologically. They’re not ready….and it’s truly awful. It’s easy to say adoption….but it still means navigating a complicated process, carrying the baby to term…perhaps alone….perhaps with employment uncertainty…..and certainly with judgmental eyes looking, going through a delivery hoping that all of those costs were covered in some complicated legal contract, and then giving up a baby that is…well….now an actual viable kicking baby…that seems a whole lot more real. I sit comfortably on the sidelines…not really interested in adopting, not interested in subsidizing someone else’s pregnancy, and certainly not having my health or future fertility put in any sort of jeopardy.

    Behind each of those million abortions a year is there a woman who is wantonly selfish…irresponsible….ignorant of human development…..duped by Planned Parenthood….cowardly? Are we at a point in history where we need every fertilized egg “saved”….even when there is only one person who can incubate that embryo and take it to term. They’re no surrogates….no government machine that can take that woman’s place. We need to force her to want someone she desperately doesn’t want…..and then deal with it.

    Is Roe bad law? Definitely. Is abortion horrible? It is. Will there always be women who will want to choose it for every host of reasons. Yes. We have to change hearts…..reduce the financial burden…..reduce the adoption complexity…..provide real support and options….and understand that even then, some will still do about anything….coat hangers, concoctions, back alleys…to avoid continuing that pregnancy. It’s simple to take a position that comes with no risks and no costs…I’m sure glad I can’t get pregnant….

    AJ_Liberty (165d19)

  14. “I’m sure glad I can’t get pregnant….”
    AJ_Liberty (165d19) — 7/28/2019 @ 9:19 pm

    Are you glad you weren’t aborted?

    Munroe (0b2761)

  15. 13. Everything you’ve said is true to the point of being self-evidential and inarguable. That being said, you’ve left out a few important factors in this calculus, so there are a few things I’d like to add.

    Abortion survivors grow up to be pro-life advocates. There have been a non-zero number of expectant mothers facing cancer who willingly give up their chance at treatment so they don’t hurt their unborn child. There are many more couples desiring to adopt than there are children up for adoption. Not everyone comes to the pro-life position quite that easily.

    Yes, indeed, many (probably most) pro-lifers don’t have much skin in the game. That doesn’t make us hypocrites. It just makes us flawed human beings doing what we believe is the right thing in a world full of grey areas and moral uncertainty. In questions of morality, I think it’s best not to act on doubt, as a matter of general principle.

    Gryph (08c844)

  16. If you can read this, your mother chose life.

    Gryph (08c844)

  17. Not paying taxes is freedom, too.

    Kevin M (21ca15)

  18. “Are you glad you weren’t aborted?”

    Would I have known otherwise? The easy answer is “yes”….but I know how the story has turned out….and I’m wonderful

    AJ_Liberty (ec7f74)

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