03.10.08 10 years ago 43 Comments

Anti-abortion activists infiltrated a Hollywood premiere Saturday, chanting slogans as the movie ended before parading around the theater with red tape (with the word "life" written on it) over their mouths.

The premiere, naturally, was for the hard-hitting, torn-from-the-headlines docu-drama, Horton Hears a Who.

The theme of the movie is based on the motto: "After all, a person is a person, no matter how small." So the pro-lifers thought it was a good idea to use this theme to their advantage — even though their complicated message was falling mostly on the ears of children.  The stars in attendance included Victoria Beckham and her three kids, Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy, Steve Carell and all 12 contestants from "American Idol." [TMZ]

This reminds me of the time I happened to walk past a child’s birthday party just as the birthday girl was blowing out her seven candles.  I thought it was a useful metaphor and would’ve been a shame to waste, so I beat her to within inches of her life in front of her parents – to highlight the injustice of all those fetuses (feti?) whose light is extinguished prematurely by abortion.  "You did this!" I shouted, pointing at the assembled crowd as they dragged me away.  I think it’s pretty clear that I’m the real hero here.  Hence the tights.

[Thanks to ‘RoboPanda’ for the news tip]

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