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I was mildly offended by this balloon

We went to the fair last night, and the kids were getting stickers and balloons from all the vendors. Well i didn't pay attention, I was just trying to wrangle my way through the place without losing a kid or a hand. lol So when we got outside I noticed that the balloon had a smiley face, cool. Then I read it... and this is what it said:



I just stared at it with my mouth open for a few minutes. lol. I am very pro-choice..... and this for some reason rubbed me the wrong way. Usually I am THE most happy go lucky, live and let live person. Is it just me or is it borderline rude?

by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 12:55 PM
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WinningWinning
by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 2:58 PM

Though we may not know every single persons reason for choosing abortion, it is a statistical fact that the top reason women chose abortion are not due to medical, rape or incest.

Decide for your self, if you will, if these are selfish reasons or not.

Why Do Women Have Abortions?  
         
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 a statistical breakdown*

 

Responses listed as primary reason            % 
  
    Social Reasons (given as primary reason)
       - Feels unready for child/responsibility25%
       - Feels she can't afford baby23%
       - Has all the children she wants/Other family responsibilities19%
       - Relationship problem/Single motherhood8%
       - Feels she isn't mature enough7%
       - Interference with education/career plans4%
       - Parents/Partner wants abortion<1%
       - Other reasons<6.5%
     TOTAL:93%
(Approx.)

   "Hard Cases" (given as primary reason)
       - Mother's Health4%
       - Baby may have health problem3%
       - Rape or Incest<0.5%
    
    TOTAL:
 



7%
(Approx.)
 


Regina_Falange
by Silver Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 3:34 PM
Lol I would comment on it, but I would prefer the zealots not have my full name. Lmao.

Quoting Anonymous:

lmao at your husbands page.  The main theme is gross ,hateful and most important not a bit accuarate.  I would be embarrassed.

 

Quoting Anonymous:



Quoting Regina_Falange:


Shweet! Lol. :) PM me the link when he does!


Quoting Anonymous:


My husband is a conservative blogger and he is going to make your hand and balloon famous! Thanks for the pic! :)




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Momniscient
by Ruby Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 3:55 PM
Right.

Vegas is not a county fair. County fair = family

Vegas= vice


Quoting WinningWinning:

Or just not taken the balloon in the first place?

I wasn't speaking about making an OP, but posting a comment in general. 

One time in Las Vegas along the strip during the middle of the day, my son says "look what that man gave me?"...it was a card with a naked lady on it advertising a strip club. It was my fault for not watching my son close enough and who came in contact with him.

I chose to take him to Vegas. Vegas did not come to me.




Quoting CABZS:


I didn't make this post.


Probably wouldn't have even made a post, I would've walked back & told them it was inappropriate to target children & given the balloon back.


I use to be pro-life, I use to be a protests.  I saw the error of my ways.


This is a cause between adults, not children & should stay that way.


Quoting WinningWinning:


Just wanted to be clear you feel that way across the board and not just because it's a cause you disagree with.


Thanks for answering my question. I look forward to the other posts you'll be sharing with us regarding additional offenses you experience in the future. 




Quoting CABZS:




I don't think a cause should be targeting children, any cause.  It is not appropriate.


Quoting WinningWinning:


10, 11, and 12 year olds are having abortions. If this balloon sparks conversations between a mother and child and subsequently educates that child on the ills of abortion and how to not ever be a victim of abortion then I find it to be a good thing.


I think people are choosing to be offended because of the mere fact it it's coming from the Pro-Lifers, Had it been a gay couple holding hands and kissing one another in public and you eight year old asked "mommy, why are those two men kissing each other on the lips?"..you would be fine with it. Correct?


Quoting CABZS:


I would have to explain it to my 8yr old.


She would read it & question it & therefore I would have to explain it.


Abortion is an adult matter, not  meant for young children.


Quoting LucyHarper:


Then when they do notice it, they can just say "oh, that balloon has something I don't like written on it", lets go find you a new one" and you can dispose of the balloon. Nowhere on the balloon does it say abortion or have anything directly about abortion, it references abortion, but unless you already know what abortion is, a kids not going to pick up on that, so it doesn't make you have to explain it to kids.


Quoting Anonymous:

But then things like this happen, parents are busy.amd distracted, don't notice the balloon.

Now they're left possibly having to explain abortion to young children.


Quoting LucyHarper:


They are allowed to express their opinion, don't like their opinion, don't let your child have the balloon, not a big deal.














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WinningWinning
by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 4:06 PM

I was visiting the fair last week. I took my 6 year old niece to the new exhibit for children under 12.

There was a rapper performing and we could hear him as if he was right next to us. Every other word was the F bomb, P^&%$, blow job. Later on there was a stabbing.

I agree, the ideal is they are family oriented, the truth is many portions of them are not.

I agree, Vegas has many portions that are dedicated to appeasing the desires and addictions of individuals, as well as offering many family friendly events.

We take our chances on being offended walking out the door.


Quoting Momniscient:

Right.

Vegas is not a county fair. County fair = family

Vegas= vice


Quoting WinningWinning:

Or just not taken the balloon in the first place?

I wasn't speaking about making an OP, but posting a comment in general. 

One time in Las Vegas along the strip during the middle of the day, my son says "look what that man gave me?"...it was a card with a naked lady on it advertising a strip club. It was my fault for not watching my son close enough and who came in contact with him.

I chose to take him to Vegas. Vegas did not come to me.




Quoting CABZS:


I didn't make this post.


Probably wouldn't have even made a post, I would've walked back & told them it was inappropriate to target children & given the balloon back.


I use to be pro-life, I use to be a protests.  I saw the error of my ways.


This is a cause between adults, not children & should stay that way.


Quoting WinningWinning:


Just wanted to be clear you feel that way across the board and not just because it's a cause you disagree with.


Thanks for answering my question. I look forward to the other posts you'll be sharing with us regarding additional offenses you experience in the future. 




Quoting CABZS:




I don't think a cause should be targeting children, any cause.  It is not appropriate.


Quoting WinningWinning:


10, 11, and 12 year olds are having abortions. If this balloon sparks conversations between a mother and child and subsequently educates that child on the ills of abortion and how to not ever be a victim of abortion then I find it to be a good thing.


I think people are choosing to be offended because of the mere fact it it's coming from the Pro-Lifers, Had it been a gay couple holding hands and kissing one another in public and you eight year old asked "mommy, why are those two men kissing each other on the lips?"..you would be fine with it. Correct?


Quoting CABZS:


I would have to explain it to my 8yr old.


She would read it & question it & therefore I would have to explain it.


Abortion is an adult matter, not  meant for young children.


Quoting LucyHarper:


Then when they do notice it, they can just say "oh, that balloon has something I don't like written on it", lets go find you a new one" and you can dispose of the balloon. Nowhere on the balloon does it say abortion or have anything directly about abortion, it references abortion, but unless you already know what abortion is, a kids not going to pick up on that, so it doesn't make you have to explain it to kids.


Quoting Anonymous:

But then things like this happen, parents are busy.amd distracted, don't notice the balloon.

Now they're left possibly having to explain abortion to young children.


Quoting LucyHarper:


They are allowed to express their opinion, don't like their opinion, don't let your child have the balloon, not a big deal.















Anonymous
by Anonymous on Oct. 9, 2012 at 4:15 PM

If it offended you then you aren't prochoice, you are proabortion. Really?? You can't be live and let live... you mean that you are live and let others live or kill. Whatever. Dig your panties out your butt because if that sweet balloon offends you and ripping apart a fetus with it's arms being severed, it's brains crushed and it's heart beat stopped doesn't... well your unconscionable anyway. SMH.

I wished that everyone had to be present for an abortion that claims prochoice. I'm pro life and pro death penalty. I'm not about to say it's okay to kill an unborn baby and so I will not sit there and watch one be ripped to shreds but I sure as hell can sit and watch an adult be given the death penalty. If you can't watch it then you might want to revisit where you stand. 

Regina_Falange
by Silver Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 4:26 PM
Lmao. Oh the dramatic tactic.... Cute. I've stated several times. I don't care what people think, say or do. Just don't think it's appropriate for a fair or to drag other people's children into their agenda.

Quoting Anonymous:

If it offended you then you aren't prochoice, you are proabortion. Really?? You can't be live and let live... you mean that you are live and let others live or kill. Whatever. Dig your panties out your butt because if that sweet balloon offends you and ripping apart a fetus with it's arms being severed, it's brains crushed and it's heart beat stopped doesn't... well your unconscionable anyway. SMH.

I wished that everyone had to be present for an abortion that claims prochoice. I'm pro life and pro death penalty. I'm not about to say it's okay to kill an unborn baby and so I will not sit there and watch one be ripped to shreds but I sure as hell can sit and watch an adult be given the death penalty. If you can't watch it then you might want to revisit where you stand. 

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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Oct. 9, 2012 at 4:31 PM


Quoting Anonymous:

If it offended you then you aren't prochoice, you are proabortion. Really?? You can't be live and let live... you mean that you are live and let others live or kill. Whatever. Dig your panties out your butt because if that sweet balloon offends you and ripping apart a fetus with it's arms being severed, it's brains crushed and it's heart beat stopped doesn't... well your unconscionable anyway. SMH.

I wished that everyone had to be present for an abortion that claims prochoice. I'm pro life and pro death penalty. I'm not about to say it's okay to kill an unborn baby and so I will not sit there and watch one be ripped to shreds but I sure as hell can sit and watch an adult be given the death penalty. If you can't watch it then you might want to revisit where you stand. 

WOW...you made some real sense there! Thanks!

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Oct. 9, 2012 at 4:33 PM

It made me lol, but only because I know how insulting it is. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Oct. 9, 2012 at 4:33 PM


Quoting Regina_Falange:

Lmao. Oh the dramatic tactic.... Cute. I've stated several times. I don't care what people think, say or do. Just don't think it's appropriate for a fair or to drag other people's children into their agenda.

Quoting Anonymous:

If it offended you then you aren't prochoice, you are proabortion. Really?? You can't be live and let live... you mean that you are live and let others live or kill. Whatever. Dig your panties out your butt because if that sweet balloon offends you and ripping apart a fetus with it's arms being severed, it's brains crushed and it's heart beat stopped doesn't... well your unconscionable anyway. SMH.

I wished that everyone had to be present for an abortion that claims prochoice. I'm pro life and pro death penalty. I'm not about to say it's okay to kill an unborn baby and so I will not sit there and watch one be ripped to shreds but I sure as hell can sit and watch an adult be given the death penalty. If you can't watch it then you might want to revisit where you stand. 

I'm not sure how it was "dragging" anyone into anything. Fairs are a neutral place. It's "fair" game lol!!

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Oct. 9, 2012 at 4:35 PM
I'm pro life and even I think thats not something to pass out to kids smh
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