College dorms used to be the site of parties, study groups, hook ups and breakups. But would a graphic poster of an aborted fetus put a damper on things? One Missouri Republican believes that the dorm is the perfect place to spread anti-abortion messages, from fliers to posters. And, if you feel like you need to use really shocking images to get the point across, well, so be it.
Via Think Progress, Missouri State Rep. Vicki Hartzler spent her Roe V. Wade anniversary encouraging college students to take the fight to their campuses, even the dorms themselves. “I’m a big believer in visuals…Most Americans learn through pictures and so if you have some brochures that you leave on the table at your dorm or put it on the bulletin board by the elevator of a growing baby. Now some people put the picture of the aborted fetus, that gets your attention too.”
Putting up anti-choice, graphic pictures in a living area, where students will be forced to look at them daily, doesn’t seem likely to win friends, or many converts to the cause. But if nothing else, at least it’s targeting a captive demographic that is actually old enough to understand the issue, as opposed to those who advocate accosting elementary schools and other places where young children gather.
But, maybe if nothing else it might dissuade a student or two from that next hook up, or a night of drinking. I can’t think of anything that would be more mood-killing to either activity than accidentally ending up face to face with a gross anti-abortion poster staring you in the face.
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