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Squeezably Soft Fetus Toys Slipped Into Kids' Candy Bags at North Dakota State Fair

Posted by on Jul. 25, 2013 at 1:05 AM
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North Dakota pro-lifers may have recently lost in federal court their bid to ban abortions at six weeks, ("Unconstitutional," said a federal judge), but that hasn't stopped them from trying everything they can to win the battle against choice.

In a particularly creepy ploy, anti-choicers slipped squishy fetus toys into children's candy bags during a parade a North Dakota State Fair. The doll, called "The Precious One" is manufactured by Heritage House, a pro-life store, and retails for $1.50 apiece, less if you buy them in bulk, which apparently the pro-lifers did, since there were lots of five and six year olds running around squeezing, throwing and playing with their squeezable fetus toys afterwards.

Here was the reaction of one mother who attended the event, according to Jezebel:

Amber Mendez, a mother of three who attended Saturday's parade, was likewise affected by the "Precious Ones" she found in the candy bags her kids got for free during the event. "They're so lifelike. I'm squeezing it. It's fleshy."

Mendez says she's "in the middle" when it comes to abortion, but feels that her rights as a parent were compromised at the parade when her children were handed the fetuses along with informational  pamphlets that included lines like "Week 1: conception; the baby is smaller than a grain of sugar, but the instructions are present for all that this person will ever become."

"My kids can read," she said. "I shouldn't have to explain to five and six-year olds what abortion is at a family event. I doubt these people would be allowed to hand out condoms to little kids. But it's okay to talk to them about abortion without my permission?"

The dolls are designed to brainwash youngsters—pregnant women, too—out of ever terminating an unwanted pregnancy. "Its beautiful detail, softness and weight can really move hearts and change minds," the Heritage House website says. Usually, the fetus toys are given directly to pregnant women and to kids at school demonstrations.


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Goodwoman614
by Satan on Jul. 25, 2013 at 1:05 AM

LindaClement
by Linda on Jul. 25, 2013 at 1:07 AM
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As long as it looks as alien as a real fetus, I'm cool with that.

I'm fed up to the teeth with people who believe (and promote the ridiculous fiction) that a fetus actually looks recognizably human.

Mommy_of_Riley
by Jes on Jul. 25, 2013 at 1:19 AM
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I find that rude.

It's not some strangers job at a parade to try to teach my kids about conception, abortion, or anything else.
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Mommy_of_Riley
by Jes on Jul. 25, 2013 at 1:19 AM
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The doll looks like a baby

Quoting LindaClement:

As long as it looks as alien as a real fetus, I'm cool with that.

I'm fed up to the teeth with people who believe (and promote the ridiculous fiction) that a fetus actually looks recognizably human.

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Mommy_of_Riley
by Jes on Jul. 25, 2013 at 1:22 AM
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The pamphlet is about the 1 week old fetus doll... The doll should look like this...
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LindaClement
by Linda on Jul. 25, 2013 at 1:26 AM
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Then it's propaganda, and I'd describe it accurately:

Oooh, look, it's a 6mo baby really far away...

Quoting Mommy_of_Riley:

The doll looks like a baby

Quoting LindaClement:

As long as it looks as alien as a real fetus, I'm cool with that.

I'm fed up to the teeth with people who believe (and promote the ridiculous fiction) that a fetus actually looks recognizably human.


Mommy_of_Riley
by Jes on Jul. 25, 2013 at 1:27 AM
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LOL! It doesn't look that old... HaHaHa!!!

Quoting LindaClement:

Then it's propaganda, and I'd describe it accurately:

Oooh, look, it's a 6mo baby really far away...

Quoting Mommy_of_Riley:

The doll looks like a baby



Quoting LindaClement:

As long as it looks as alien as a real fetus, I'm cool with that.

I'm fed up to the teeth with people who believe (and promote the ridiculous fiction) that a fetus actually looks recognizably human.


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Mommy_of_Riley
by Jes on Jul. 25, 2013 at 1:28 AM
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It looks like a baby Buddha...

Quoting Goodwoman614:

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jllcali
by LoyalAndCute on Jul. 25, 2013 at 1:31 AM
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It looks like it's trying to poop.

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Susan0805
by Silver Member on Jul. 25, 2013 at 1:32 AM
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Brainwash? Geez.
I think the idea of making a fetus doll meant to be squeezed and thrown around is the opposite of what most of us prolifers believe, that even fetuses are valuable human lives and not convenient play things. I don't understand the logic, I guess it could lead to meaningful discussion though..
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