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#1    OverSword


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Posted 21 March 2014 - 04:54 PM

This is a thing:

A Washington, D.C. area abortion rights group gives a coat hanger pendant necklace to those who make a monthly donation of $10 or more to the organization.

The group is The DC Abortion Fund (DCAF).

On their website, they are described as an "all volunteer, non-profit organization that makes grants to women and girls in DC, Maryland and Virginia who cannot afford the full cost of an abortion."

Their slogan is "Her Rights Shouldn't Depend On Her Wallet."

Abortion advocates sometimes use the hanger to remind of the un-safe, illegal abortions some women sought in the past, and how far women's rights have progressed since then.

Yet, others are offended by the coat hanger pendant and the symbolism behind it.

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 05:01 PM


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Posted 21 March 2014 - 06:27 PM

Could you imagine the outrage if Pro-Death Penalty organizations wore little nooses?

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 06:29 PM

this is really nasty to put it mildly. :td:

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 06:58 PM

Idk if I would consider myself pro-choice or pro-life. Im undecided

But I do think the coat hanger is a good point, reminds people that when the process is illegal people still get abortions just in unsafe ways or with quack doctors in a van. So in a way keeping it legal keeps it safe at least.

But should we consider all life sacred regardless of how "developed" they are, isn't it our job to protect all life? Regardless of if people continue to do it.

These are some of  the reasons im undecided anyways

Edit: Just to add that I think its dumb when people try and say its a "womens rights" issue. Men are involved in making kids too plus pro-life people are not pro-life because they want to oppress women that's just dumb.... specially since tons of women are also pro-life

Edited by spartan max2, 21 March 2014 - 07:02 PM.

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 07:37 PM

View PostWe are lizard people, on 21 March 2014 - 06:27 PM, said:

Could you imagine the outrage if Pro-Death Penalty organizations wore little nooses?

I see people wearing an old torture/execution device all the time.

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 08:02 PM

It would be fitting, if the anti-abortion folks made necklaces with little severed arms and legs...

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 03:06 AM

There's better ways to convey a message. This is about the most tasteless thing I have seen in a while.

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 03:20 AM

There's no such thing as bad press.  Now I've heard of the DC Abortion Fund too.   :whistle:

Edited by Yamato, 22 March 2014 - 03:21 AM.

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 10:49 AM

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 10:30 AM

View PostWe are lizard people, on 21 March 2014 - 06:27 PM, said:

Could you imagine the outrage if Pro-Death Penalty organizations wore little nooses?
I thought they wore crosses..

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 02:31 PM

Christians use the crucifix as a symbol of good where it was once a Roman punishment.
The Nazis used the swastika. But Hindus and Buddhist use the symbol to show good fortune,
It all depends on how an individual chooses to look at it.

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 02:23 AM

Seems in bad taste to me.

Perhaps they need to put a red enamel fetus on the end of the coathanger?

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 02:34 AM

View PostDieChecker, on 24 March 2014 - 02:23 AM, said:

Perhaps they need to put a red enamel fetus on the end of the coathanger?

I would wear that. But people do call me strange.... :hmm:

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 04:09 AM

Some parts of the world women have no choice at all.

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