26 Mar 2015

The Unbelievable Children’s Book on Abortion You Have to See to Believe

This one is jaw dropping. Whether you are pro-choice or pro-life you have got to see how insane and ridiculous this is.
An associate professor of art wrote a children’s book in which a little (3 year old) boy has been taught that his Mother had an abortion before he was born.
Apparently the Mother tells him she aborted a girl because the author is calling her his sister.

But the author clearly doesn’t grasp that she’s actually proving the pro-life movement’s point. 

The 33-page picture book tells a story of a young boy being taught that his sister, who was aborted before he was born, is still around him as a ghost, or an apple, or perhaps even a pig — and is “happy” because of it.
The story follows 3-year-old Lee as he and his father discuss his unnamed older sister, whom Lee sees as a ghost sitting by his side as dad and mom read stories to him. The young boy believes his sister is a ghost because “she lived before me, but Mama couldn’t keep her. Mama says she is a ghost.”
The author of the book, Mary Walling Blackburn describes herself as an “artist, activist, teacher, writer, feminist,” on her faculty biography page for Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts where she is employed as an assistant professor of art.
Speaking about the book, Blackburn described it as “‘Playing chicken’ with the anti-choice people.”
Some excerpts taken directly from the book:
Lee asks: “Does my sister live here?” “Do you want her to?” asks Papa. “Well, she used to live in Mama and doesn’t anymore. She doesn’t live with us,” Lee explains to Papa. “That’s right,” Papa softly affirms, “she briefly lived in Mama.”
Lee has more to say: “She lived before me, but Mama couldn’t keep her. Mama says she is a ghost.”
Lee tells Papa: “I’m not sad that my sister is a ghost! If you kept my sister, you would be tired, and sad, and mad!”
“Why?” wondered Papa.
“Because we would be wild and loud and sometimes we would fight.
Mama might be scared that she could not buy enough food for us.
Mama might not have enough time to read to me, to paint with me, to play with me, to talk with me….
Lee’s uncle asks: “Why is your sister a ghost, Lee?”
“Mama had an abortion before she had me.” Lee explains to Uncle.
“Sister is a happy ghost!” Lee reassures Uncle.
“She’s content to quietly sit beside us?”
“Yeah, right now.”
“Do you love her?”
“What does she look like?” “Me!” shouts Lee.
It’s hard to imagine abortion advocates cheering this book on. They are constantly reminding people that a fetus is just a ‘clump of cells’ and not a human being.
Definition of ghost: “An apparition of a dead person that is believed to appear or become manifest to the living, typically as a nebulous image.”
This author is putting a life and personhood to the abortion she had. She is explaining to her living child that she chose to end the life of his ‘sister’.
Isn’t that the complete opposite of what abortion advocates fight for? They flip out if anyone ever mentions ‘personhood’.
Not only does the book seem to be anti-abortion despite the author’s attempt to somehow make it pro-abortion but it’s also really creepy. Why would any sane Mother tell her small child that she #1 Had an abortion and #2 The aborted baby is a ghost haunting the child she chose to keep?

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