Anti-Choice Use Little Kids And Teddy Bears to Rally For Heartbeat Ban

The anti-choice advocates in Ohio who have been pushing for a ban on abortion from the point in which a heartbeat can be detected — usually about three to four weeks post conception — have renewed their senate lobbying in an attempt to get the legislative body to put the issue up for a vote.

Led by anti-choice activist Janet Porter, proponents of the bill have staged a variety of stunts in the capitol, from delivering heart-shaped balloons to having a fetus “testify” with a live ultrasound.

But today, bill supporters went even further, having young children come into the statehouse to speak out against abortion, and deliver teddy bears to senators — bears that play a heartbeat when you squeeze them.

Children as young as 4 years old arrived at the Ohio statehouse to take part in the event, with even eight year olds speaking on behalf of the legislation.

Children have already been used as a prop in the debate, with a recent television commercial running in the state featuring a school bus full of children and a voiceover saying that an entire busload of kids would be saved every day if the legislation were passed.  It was believed by many that this commercial, which encouraged Ohio voters to contact their state senators, was responsible for getting the heartbeat bill out of its holding pattern in the senate and up for a potential vote.  The House already passed the ban last year.

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Ira Herson
Ira Herson7 years ago

It is time to start using ads showing children being beaten and starved by parents that did not want their kids. How about an ad showing a young pregnant girl with no where to turn using a coat hanger on herself and bleeding to death while a smug christian looks on saying Victory!.

It is time to exercise our freedom from religion.

Anton K.
Past Member 7 years ago

Idiocracy is great! And almost prophetic too. Stupid people are currently reproducing willy-nilly while more intelligent folks, not so much.

Joan Mcallister
7 years ago

I don't believe that children should be used in this campaign, they don't know what its all about just what their parents tell them, let them decide for themselves when they are old enough

SeattleAnn S.
Ann S7 years ago

Ever seen the movie "Idiocracy"? It's about a future where the vast majority is extremely stupid because dumb people were breeding the most and passing on their stupidity to their offspring.

Marsha Osborn
Marsha Osborn7 years ago

Abortion is a very personal decision, I would never condem any one who opts for that choice, that is between them and God. I do not in any way condem a woman who makes that choice and birth control can allow an oops. I do not in any way think that it should be used just for birth control. What about a couple who are carriers of a medical problem that each child probably would have the problem and it is something that each child will die of this problem. I have been with three couples that face this very thing. This was something that all faced knowing each child with this would suffer and and die by 7. And the female child would carry this to her children if she had any. The issue is not how we feel about the issue but we as women should have control of their body just as any man does.

Kathy Perez
Kathy Johnson7 years ago

I don't think kids are able to really know what they are or aren't supporting, but I am against abortion unless the woman's/baby's health is truly at risk, or if the woman was a rape victim

KS Goh
KS Goh7 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Ira L.
Ellie L7 years ago

Kudos, Marjorie F. And hey, what do these male, fascist pigs know about a heartbeat -----??? THEY NEVER HAD A "HEART"!!!!!! JUST A "BEAT" TO THE DRUM OF RELIGIOUS FANATIC LUNATIC RHETORIC!!! DAMN THEM!!!

Caitlin F.
Caitlin F7 years ago

I agree that young children should not be used for this, but I am anti-abortion.

Ryana Rogers
Ryana Rogers7 years ago

yea what Loons! isnt it great these freaks are the same ones that bitched when the lady used her son to tell off Bachman yet they prob think this is a great idea !