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‘I Had an Abortion’ Shirt Sales Stir Controversy at University of North Carolina Wilmington
The Blaze ^ | April 19, 2012 | Christopher Santarelli

Posted on 04/29/2012 1:20:17 PM PDT by Salman

While the right to privacy may have been the key to securing abortion rights in Roe v. Wade, some advocates of the controversial procedure today want to walk around with a sign, t-shirt to be exact, broadcasting their reproductive decisions.

In 2004, abortion advocate and author Jennifer Baumgardner launched the “I Had an Abortion” project to encourage women and men to “come out” about their procedures. The campaign featured shirts that read “I Had an Abortion,” a book, photo exhibit, and documentary film featuring 10 women – including feminist Gloria Steinem – describe their abortion experiences spanning seven decades.

In preparation of an upcoming panel discussion and book signing featuring Baumgardner at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, controversy ensued when “I Had an Abortion” shirts began to pop up around campus. WWAY reports that the panel was held Monday by the Women’s Studies Department and LGBTQIA Resource Office, where the controversial shirts were sold for $15 each at the event.

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KEYWORDS: abortion; boasting; moralabsolutes; prolife
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Boasting about it.
1 posted on 04/29/2012 1:20:28 PM PDT by Salman
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To: Salman

Just exercising their “privacy rights”.

(Apparently, they belong to the “irony-impaired generation”.)


2 posted on 04/29/2012 1:23:42 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Salman
Severe psychological damage.
3 posted on 04/29/2012 1:24:03 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (BO Threat Stream: http://blogsofwar.com/threatstream/index_barack_obama.html)
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To: Salman

WECT reports that the shirts caused a protest and other students rallied with their own shirts, saying things like “I haven’t killed a baby.”

4 posted on 04/29/2012 1:26:52 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: Salman

Look on the bright side... these are an open billboard for those wanting to avoid this type of sad, pathetic females.


5 posted on 04/29/2012 1:26:52 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Salman
As long as I can wear, “I'm against infanticide. Are you a proud murderer?”
6 posted on 04/29/2012 1:27:50 PM PDT by almost done by half
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To: Salman
Boasting about it.

When you're utterly amoral you have no use for 50's type things like shame.

7 posted on 04/29/2012 1:28:08 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: Salman; Morgana

They are proud of their sacrifice to The Lilith, their baby-eating Goddess.


8 posted on 04/29/2012 1:29:58 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: rawhide

Outstanding.

Wonder how long it took for the murderesses to be offended.


9 posted on 04/29/2012 1:33:23 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Journalists first; then lawyers.)
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To: Salman

Maybe they should say “I Am An Abortion”.


10 posted on 04/29/2012 1:33:37 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.)
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To: Salman

LGBTQIA???

What does that stand for?


11 posted on 04/29/2012 1:34:04 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Salman

If you were to distribute a T-shirt that said, “I drive my kid around without a seat belt,” you would be denounced nationally by the media and popular culture. However when you boast that you killed your child before they had a chance to ride in a car, it becomes a novelty — one more tool for thoughtful political discourse. How sad.


12 posted on 04/29/2012 1:34:36 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: Salman

Here’s a t-shirt idea.

“A woman needs an abortion like a fish needs a bicycle.”


13 posted on 04/29/2012 1:38:43 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I attended a Crisis Pregnancy Center dinner celebrating 30th year of pro life centers in AZ - Our Rep Trent Franks was there and so were over 30 families of those who personally came into the center for counseling. We had a mother and her 3 year old daughter at our table along with a couple and their 4 month old son, both of whom are alive today because of CPC ministries. The speaker said “6 million Jews were anhililated in less than 10 years during WWII - over 54 million babies have been murded in less than 40 years since Roe v Wade passed in 1973. (9 Holocausts over!!!)


14 posted on 04/29/2012 1:39:06 PM PDT by princess leah
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To: Jack Hydrazine

do you really really want to know??


15 posted on 04/29/2012 1:39:26 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Salman

“I dodged an abortion” might make an interesting t-shirt.


16 posted on 04/29/2012 1:42:32 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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17 posted on 04/29/2012 1:42:32 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Salman

My mom skipped the abortion.


18 posted on 04/29/2012 1:49:22 PM PDT by Mark was here (When Drano is outlawed, only outlaws will have clear drains.)
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To: GeronL
They are proud of their sacrifice to The Lilith, their baby-eating Goddess.

I wonder what would happen if some women were to start wearing shirts that say "I regret my abortion--CHOOSE LIFE"? I would think such a message might penetrate the Liberal Mind Fog which infests much of the populace, and I think reactions to that message might prompt abortion promoters to show themselves as who they really are, sufficiently clearly that even those infested by Liberal Mind Fog would be able to see it.

After all, abortion promoters could not allow such a message to go unchallenged, lest people who had abortions, and were ashamed of them, come to realize that wearing such a shirt might help atone for their past. It would thus be absolutely imperative that such people be attacked sufficiently viciously to discourage others from following suit. But how to attack them? The left would try to attack them with some contradictory arguments, but even Liberal Mind Fog wouldn't hide the contradictions, nor would it hide the hatred underlying the leftists' attacks.

19 posted on 04/29/2012 1:50:45 PM PDT by supercat (Renounce Covetousness.)
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To: Salman

I wonder if “daddy’s little princess” would wear one of these home to see mom and dad.


20 posted on 04/29/2012 2:03:50 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life. - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
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To: Salman

Abortion has long term psychological effects.

It would be interesting how many of the t shirt wearing “I had an abortion” wearers have psychological or relationship problems.....of course it would not occur to them the root cause could very well be their decision to kill an unborn child...


21 posted on 04/29/2012 2:04:31 PM PDT by Kimmers (Fair isn't everybody getting the same thing, fair is getting what you need to be successful)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

My guess is that LGBTQIA stands for Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (or Transexual?) Queer Intersex (?) Alternative (?).

Maybe they should throw in a ‘K’ at the end for “Kitchen sink”.


22 posted on 04/29/2012 2:06:40 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: vladimir998
Back in the day, we just used the acronym "perv".

Oh. Wait. It wasn't an acronym.

23 posted on 04/29/2012 2:08:35 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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To: Salman

24 posted on 04/29/2012 2:20:20 PM PDT by garjog
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To: Salman

25 posted on 04/29/2012 2:25:29 PM PDT by garjog
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To: vladimir998

I thought queer too, but perhaps it is “questioning” which is a big phrase nowadays. I suppose so then you can act like a queer without being one!? And the IA might be In America.

My BIG question is, what do they call the group where the straight men can be found!?


26 posted on 04/29/2012 2:30:05 PM PDT by 21twelve
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Literally Gone Brainless Totally Queer Immoral Animals


27 posted on 04/29/2012 2:31:05 PM PDT by Conservaliberty (25 and conservative. I guess I have no heart, Oh, well, makes shooting the bad guys easier.)
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To: Salman

How about this tee shirt:

I’VE HAD 15 ABORTIONS — PAID FOR BY YOU.


28 posted on 04/29/2012 2:33:17 PM PDT by garjog
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To: Salman

I don’t care what they do, they’re never going to succeed in making abortion the “admirable” or “heroic” choice they seem to want to portray it as. People instinctively know that murdering your own offspring is not praiseworthy. I don’t see how these sorts of campaigns can do anything but backfire.


29 posted on 04/29/2012 2:42:04 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Salman

Talk about shameless. Might as well say “I sleep around.” Nice advertising. Run for your lives, guys. Could be YOUR baby next.


30 posted on 04/29/2012 2:47:20 PM PDT by bboop (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? St. Augustine)
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To: Salman

Talk about shameless. Might as well say “I sleep around.” Nice advertising. Run for your lives, guys. Could be YOUR baby next.


31 posted on 04/29/2012 2:47:36 PM PDT by bboop (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? St. Augustine)
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To: Argus

You just beat me to it! I LOVE it when libs tie their own ropes. Just stand back and let them hang themselves!


32 posted on 04/29/2012 2:52:47 PM PDT by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: Salman
If they really believed in what they did, the shirt would say, "I Killed My Baby."

ML/NJ

33 posted on 04/29/2012 3:29:00 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: GeronL

Really know what?


34 posted on 04/29/2012 3:37:13 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Every time I see that LGBT... thang, there are new letters. I have ceased beung curious about their meaning.


35 posted on 04/29/2012 3:41:13 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

They just want to make everyone feel included...except the heteros!


36 posted on 04/29/2012 3:49:52 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Salman

I am for this. I would like to know who these woman are before risking the life of my unborn child.


37 posted on 04/29/2012 3:53:13 PM PDT by wizwor
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To: ml/nj
If they really believed in what they did, the shirt would say, "I Killed My Baby."

I think they are in serious denial about that, though on some level they know.

38 posted on 04/29/2012 3:59:38 PM PDT by Salman
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Click the link. The Republic you save may be your own.

39 posted on 04/29/2012 4:05:37 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: Salman

The response to this could be very harsh. T-shirts:

You Had An Abortion?
You Killed Your Baby.

You Had An Abortion?
I Will Pray For Your Child.

You Had An Abortion?
Did The Child’s Father Know?

You Had An Abortion?
Human Life Means That
Little To You?

You Had An Abortion?
How Old Would Your Child
Have Been?


40 posted on 04/29/2012 4:46:37 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("God's light and God's life ooze over me like warm butter." -- Gay Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson)
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To: Salman

Wonder how they’d like an “I was going to have an abortion, but chose life for my baby instead” T-shirt?


41 posted on 04/29/2012 5:12:56 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

“You Had An Abortion?
How Old Would Your Child
Have Been?”

Perfect. That is excellent.


42 posted on 04/29/2012 5:13:04 PM PDT by garjog
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To: rawhide; salmon
How about a T-shirt with:

Former Fetus

43 posted on 04/29/2012 5:37:19 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Or...

You Had An Abortion?
Aren’t you glad your mother didn’t?


44 posted on 04/29/2012 5:38:22 PM PDT by Nea Wood (When life gets too hard to stand, kneel.)
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To: Nea Wood

That one’s been done. It’s important to keep fresh ideas in the argument, coming from an unexpected direction, because that trumps rote responses that can be made without thought.

On an unrelated note, I really had my teeth kicked in the other day, yet it was a no-fault and I understand the whole context. I casually knew a woman who the last I saw was almost due with her pregnancy. This time she was no longer pregnant, so I innocently asked, “Boy or Girl?”

She replied, “*It* *was* a girl.” Oh, heck. Time to shut up now. I assume a stillbirth.

I am very glad she was working at the time. I really did not want to be anywhere near there right then. But in quick retrospect, I was about the only thing she could say in the face of such tragedy.


45 posted on 04/29/2012 6:19:20 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Salman
Cue the Andy Rooney voice:

Didja ever notice that the pro-abort freaks are FIRST ones to stop anyone from showing pictures of what an aborted dismembered smashed-skull baby actually looks like?

46 posted on 04/29/2012 6:25:47 PM PDT by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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I wonder how many shirts they sold?


47 posted on 04/29/2012 9:50:30 PM PDT by Godwin1
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To: almost done by half
Or how about, “My Mom chose not to abort me.”?
48 posted on 04/29/2012 9:53:45 PM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: Salman

I’d counter with T-Shirts that say, “I Wish Your Mother Had An Abortion.”


49 posted on 04/29/2012 9:55:42 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Gay State Conservative
7 posted on Sun Apr 29 2012 15:28:08 GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time) by Gay State Conservative: “When you're utterly amoral you have no use for 50’s type things like shame.”

That is so true.... and it is the root of the problem.

We've moved beyond getting America to tolerate bad things and are now moving toward not only normalizing them but even being proud of them.

50 posted on 05/02/2012 8:48:18 AM PDT by darrellmaurina
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