November 17, 2009


A horrifying ad found by Mike Potemra:

Here’s a little something I noticed, while Googling an abortion-related issue. I file it away in a little time capsule for the writers of that 2049 show. An ad for an abortion clinic was headlined “Gentle Abortions 4-24 weeks.” And the ad promised: “No pain. No memory. Abortion $340. Pill $400.”

I am 24 weeks right now. I feel the baby all the time. She wiggles, she kicks, she hops and jumps. And I'm getting big; I look like this:

There would be nothing "gentle" about aborting her now. Nothing at all.

Potemra is right: "the mockery will be deserved."

Posted by: Sarah at 02:52 PM | Comments (11) | Add Comment
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1 Um, yeah. Being pregnant, and having a better idea of what was going on development and feeling-wise really made me even more horrified about abortion.

Posted by: Calivalleygirl at November 17, 2009 03:31 PM (irIko)

2 When I first scrolled across this entry, I saw the words "A horrifying ad" followed by your photo and wondered how you ended up in an advertisement. That picture is the opposite of horrible. It's beautiful.

Why 2049? Given that 2009 - 1963 = 46, I'd expect the Mad Men (Psychologically Diverse Persyns?) of the future to be aired in 2009 + 46 = 2055. I guess the author was adding a nice round figure to 2009.

A more important question is, why will the people of 2049 or 2055 be mocking us? Because we're too PC, or because we're not PC enough?

Posted by: Amritas at November 17, 2009 03:44 PM (+nV09)

3 Amritas is right, it is a beautiful picture. It is so ironic to advertise a gentle abortion. Not gentle for the woman and definitely not gentle for a baby. Truth in advertising? I think not. It is insulting to our intelligence.

Posted by: Ruth H at November 17, 2009 09:33 PM (WPw5a)

4 You guys are too kind.  I simply HATE taking these photos of myself...I can never get the camera aimed right while keeping my face from looking goofy.

Posted by: Sarah at November 17, 2009 09:59 PM (gWUle)

5 You look great!!!!!!!!!!! Cute baby "bump". I read an article recently about a woman who worked at Planned Parenthood and after several years of working there, she finally watched a video of an abortion. She almost immediately quit her job and is now working for a prolife group. Honestly, for me, I cant imagine anything being "gentle" or "kind" at any time during pregnancy, but definitely not at 24 weeks...

Posted by: Keri at November 17, 2009 10:35 PM (dtvJC)

6 I think you look wonderful...

Posted by: Susan at November 17, 2009 10:40 PM (EU2Wl)

7 Sarah ... I'm not sure if anyone told you yet ... but it looks like you are smuggling a BABY!!  grats on that status ...

Posted by: Darla at November 18, 2009 12:56 AM (XvIN7)

8 Can you use the time delay on your camera?  I managed to figure mine out when I was finally brave enough to take pictures of myself (after 20 weeks, when I actually finally looked pregnant).

Stick it on a counter, or on a box on a counter, and play with it to get the right angles and stuff, and then use that every time you want to take a profile shot.  Mine weren't always straight, but I got the cat in there a couple times.   That's what Photoshop is for, anyway.

Posted by: Deltasierra at November 19, 2009 02:25 PM (+Fbnb)

9 I agree with everyone else!  I wish I had looked that good at 24 weeks.  I didn't want ANYONE near me with a camera.  I have only one picture of myself pregnant with our first.  I was wearing maternity BDUs and my husband's combat boots because my feet were too swollen to wear my own.  I looked like Goofy.  (My husband has hidden that picture for ransom)

You look like an advertisement for the best things about being pregnant.

Posted by: Lemon Stand at November 19, 2009 04:48 PM (a+4Ku)

10 You look GREAT....I'm so happy for you!

Posted by: Connie at November 19, 2009 07:08 PM (xTFGC)

11 Sarah you look beautiful! Congratulations times a thousand!

Posted by: Penny at November 25, 2009 03:32 PM (hhaXS)

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