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I've never been so tempted to post a comment to an anti-choice propaganda Facebook post.

My old friend, whom I adore, is very religious, but she's always been respectful about differing beliefs. Other than asking for a lot of prayers and such whenever she and her family are going through any kind of challenge, she keeps most of her religious stuff outside of FB. However, today for the first time, she shared the Anti-Abortion of America post showing a sonogram of a young fetus with this quote overlaid: "A person i a person no matter how small." - Dr. Seuss.

Now, I was pretty sure Theodor Seisel wasn't extremely conservative, so I looked it up and found this article: http://www.npr.org/templates/stor…


Granted, I didn't do thorough research, but if this NPR piece and its quotes are accurate, it sounds like Seisel did not intend that quote from Horton Hears a Who to be an anti abortion statement. In fact, his widow expressed through their lawyer: "[Audrey Geisel] doesn't like people to hijack Dr. Seuss characters or material to front their own points of view," ZoBell [the Geisel estate lawyer] said.

Anyway, I want to respond linking this article and including the above quote and adding that I think it's cheap and dishonest to ascribe your agenda to the art of others, but I don't want to start drama (although, I'm not sure the old friend would even see my comment among the 700 others) and, more importantly, I don't want to engage any anti-choicers.

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