I was glad to come across this Curvers for Choice blog in my referral logs, because the woman who started it is not only willing to take up the disscussion of What to Do Now That You Know Your Gym Franchise Was Founded by An Anti-Abortion Creep, but also recognizes this news could do a lot towards raising funds for pro-choice organizations. She also clears up a few inaccuracies in the press accounts (and oops, I did pass along a couple of those) having to do with Heavin’s association with Operation Save America and the nature of the funds donated. In the end I don’t think there’s a right or wrong thing to do about this, as long as it’s done conscientiously and not with a “oh well,” kind of shrug.
And memo to Dawn Eden: that’s right, I said “cuddly fetus puppets”. I’ll say it again: CUDDLY FETUS PUPPETS, and what makes you think I’m talking about dead fetuses? Just because I advocate WANTON BABYKILLING doesn’t mean I think dead things are cuddly. Please, I’m not that goth. I don’t want dead fetuses like the dead fetuses in the decades-old pre Roe v. Wade dead fetus pictures the anti-choice movement has reproduced several thousand times for the purpose of showing WHAT DEAD FETUSES LOOK LIKE any more than you do, Dawn Eden. And yes, “cuddly fetus puppets” happens to be my cynical-young- whippersnapper-with- the-infernal-ironic-humor- style satirical catchphrase for the sort of tactics that are practiced in anti-abortion clinics like in this story. (You want a recent link? There’s one.) I know the pro-life movement doesn’t actually think that what’s inside a woman’s womb in the first trimester is a living Precious Moments figure, but so what if I like to joke that they do? Really, it’s just a matter of my sick fetus hyperbole versus theirs, and I’m not trying to pass mine off as the truth: the truth is somewhere in between. And frankly, the truth doesn’t make me “tremble inside” as Dawn Eden insists. Though who the hell is she to think that what goes on inside meï¿½or any womanï¿½is any of her business?