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Theater of the Unborn
by Kate R.
Saturday Jan 20th, 2007 10:09 PM
New "Baby Rescue Mission" Is a Hit at "Walk for Life"
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Marchers at the Third Annual Walk For Life in San Francisco were treated to demonstrations of a revolutionary new concept: The Baby Rescue Kit(TM). The kit includes a parachute and life jacket to help fetuses save themselves from their Misguided Moms' wombs.

"The UnBorn are ready to take the next step," proclaimed Dr. Bertha Childs, one of the inventors of the kit. "All they need is a little help."

Childs and her fellow promoters of the ultimate in rights for the Unborn demonstrated how the kit works by abducting an apparent pregnant woman, tying her down with duct tape (more duct tape was applied to her mouth) and inserting the life jacket, parachute and brightly colored instruction manual into her womb. A few seconds later, the baby flew out and used the loudspeaker to thank its rescuers for helping it save itself.

Organizers of the annual anti-abortion march chose San Francisco as their west coast venue because of what it calls the City's "Culture of Death" (see http://www.catholicsforthecommongood.org). The Baby Rescue Mission, say its creators, is intended to illuminate the absurdity of the pro-lifers' logic.

"We find their arguments both harmful in the real world to real women's autonomy and choice and fundamentally absurd," said participant Karissa Utter, who works part-time at a women's clinic. "We want to show what their position taken to its logical extreme would look like."

The "Baby Rescue Kit" satirizes pro-life arguments of "fetal intelligence" by claiming that fetuses can yell for help, read an instruction manual, and escape from the womb without aid from mothers who wish to harm them.

"With our Baby Rescue Kit, the Unborn can take their lives into their own little hands," says their product information card. Hundreds of the attractive glossy cards were distributed to activists on both sides of the issue. Reactions were mixed, from ire to thanks to confusion.

Police determined that the BRM was not allowed to conduct their infomercial inside Justin Hermann Plaza during the anti-choice rally because the information card didn't make sense to the officers. "I didn't know that our theater had to make sense to you," one member of the group argued, to no avail.
§Doctor inserts the life jacket into the womb
by Kate R. Saturday Jan 20th, 2007 10:09 PM
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§Some passersby really weren't sure if it was for real???
by Kate R. Saturday Jan 20th, 2007 10:09 PM
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§The baby escaped unscathed
by Kate R. Saturday Jan 20th, 2007 10:09 PM
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§A good time was had by all
by Kate R. Saturday Jan 20th, 2007 10:09 PM
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§The Product
by Kate R. Saturday Jan 20th, 2007 10:09 PM
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Comments  (Hide Comments)

by Girl with mega phone
Sunday Jan 21st, 2007 9:38 AM
Hey remeber me?? You guys stood in front of me while I blasted you with prayer. I'm actually amazed that you're ear drums didn't pop. May God have Mercy on your souls.
Our Lady of Guadalupe, Pray for us!
Pro-life Mega phone girl
by love it
Sunday Jan 21st, 2007 2:39 PM
Thank you for presenting the Theater of the Unborn! If there's one thing the righties don't understand it's humor. This was incredibly creative- more more! The righty tighty christians may think they can drown us out, but they should check out what happened in South Dakota last November- yeehaw!
by Pro equality, pro life, anti violence
Sunday Jan 21st, 2007 8:42 PM
Pretty pathetic. It once agian shows why the pro choice movement is so unrepresentative. Abortion is violent. If you don't want a baby then act accordingly. Taking the life of an unborn child is not a solution. Abortion is at odds with non violence and has no place in a just society. To support abortion is to abandon the principles of the early feminists. Pro equality, pro life and anti violence.
by true representation
Sunday Jan 21st, 2007 10:22 PM
of how ridiculous you righties appear when you declare an unborn fetus should have the exact same rights as a woman.
by This is hilarious
Monday Jan 22nd, 2007 11:22 AM
I loved seeing these and hope you keep it up-truley a bright point in a difficult day-big love to you...
by another perspective
Monday Jan 22nd, 2007 6:06 PM
As a parent, I think this was in poor taste. If you are pro-choice, it doesn't mean you treat children and babies with contempt. Holding up this plastic baby doll is a representation of a real baby and therefore it is offensive.
by keep it up
Monday Jan 22nd, 2007 9:36 PM
No attitude, no posture, nothing is beyond the limits of satire, and in any case i think it's an accurate representation of the superhuman powers the anti choice community apparently believes a fetus has...
by Pro life
Tuesday Jan 23rd, 2007 12:28 AM
The problem with sections of the left is that they ae uncouth. What sort of society do you want? This sort of stunt just shows the extremism of the abortion lobby. Abortion is not a joking matter.
by who asked ya
Tuesday Jan 23rd, 2007 12:44 PM
To come to our city and look at it? Free speech, baby. You can dish it out, but can you take it?
by but...
Tuesday Jan 23rd, 2007 1:24 PM
You and your movement are. Keep away from my body.