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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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; boasting; moralabsolutes; prolife
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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


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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To: lightman

Yeah, I’m still trying to act grown up.

51 posted on 05/02/2012 4:25:29 PM PDT by Mark was here (Similarly, the dog he ate was a composite too. It wasnÂ’t one dog, it was an amalgam of many breeds,)
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