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Anti-Abortion Videos:

 1 Ironeye, Wed, 2nd Mar '11 5:37:36 PM from SoCal Relationship Status: Falling within your bell curve
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First off, I just want to say that this is not an abortion thread. If you would like to discuss abortion in general, we have threads for that.

Anyway, I just watched two videos that portray abortion in a fairly extreme way. What does everyone else think about these portrayals, and how effective do you think the videos will be at changing people's minds?
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Are these joke videos? [lol]
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 3 pvtnum 11, Wed, 2nd Mar '11 5:42:55 PM from Kerbin low orbit Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
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It's an appeal to emotion. Even with the sound off, the second one got to me.

Can't say how effective they'll be, though.
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The people who made those videos are a bunch of sick fucks.
 
 5 MRDA 1981, Wed, 2nd Mar '11 5:43:17 PM from Hell (London), UK.
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A Christian friend linked me to some of these EXTREME!!!!!!111 anti-abortion vids, probably expecting me to be shocked and appalled; her attempt (if I guess her motivation correctly) proved unsuccessful.

EDIT: *watches Ironeye's links; laughter ensues*

Talk about Dead Baby Comedy!

edited 2nd Mar '11 5:47:35 PM by MRDA1981

 6 pvtnum 11, Wed, 2nd Mar '11 5:45:37 PM from Kerbin low orbit Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
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I have seen some anti-abortion images backfire with people, yes.

I think they're trying to cash in on the fact that we're visual creatures - but I think if they managed to convey the smell via the internet, they'd really hit paydirt.

Not to mention, the aftermarket keyboard sector would have more business, as vomit isn't good for keyboards.
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 7 Aondeug, Wed, 2nd Mar '11 5:48:33 PM from  Our Dreams
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Both those attempts have failed to sway me in any form. Both just made me laugh. This is me though...
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...the first one looks more like it's pro-choice than pro-life.

"Have an abortion when you can! You don't want to be forced to shotgun your live baby, an actual crime, do you?!"

edited 2nd Mar '11 5:49:43 PM by Signed

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 10 MRDA 1981, Wed, 2nd Mar '11 5:50:05 PM from Hell (London), UK.
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The vids my friend linked actually showed foeti getting cut up; the Ironeye links are considerably more restrained.
 11 Chagen 46, Wed, 2nd Mar '11 5:50:35 PM from I don't really know
The second one confuses me. As a very moderate Pro-Lifer, I think we should keep tax dollars flowing towards Planned Parenthood, so we can educate more people and prevent unwanted pregnancies. That, in turn, would lower abortion rates, because less people will need them, but they're still there if necessary. That's why I would prefer.
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 12 Aondeug, Wed, 2nd Mar '11 5:51:07 PM from  Our Dreams
Oh My
I've seen vids like that too. Still haven't swayed me.
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These videos make me want to scream. Silently.
 
 14 MRDA 1981, Wed, 2nd Mar '11 5:53:24 PM from Hell (London), UK.
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 15 Usht, Wed, 2nd Mar '11 5:53:26 PM from an arbitrary view point.
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I'll pass on clicking those video until tomorrow. I'd like to be able to sleep tonight. Regardless, go extremists who don't represent your side correctly! Or the other side. Or even the entire point being argued.
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 16 Chagen 46, Wed, 2nd Mar '11 5:53:46 PM from I don't really know
I didn't actually watch them all the way through because I didn't want the condensed stupid to smash my brain into a pulp.
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 17 Aondeug, Wed, 2nd Mar '11 5:54:49 PM from  Our Dreams
Oh My
Both videos are relatively tame and things I wouldn't consider being too far in the "OMG CAN'T SLEEP" direction. If at all in that direction.

Then again this is me and I think they are hilarious so...

edited 2nd Mar '11 5:55:09 PM by Aondeug

If someone wants to accuse us of eating coconut shells, then that's their business. We know what we're doing. - Achaan Chah
WHARRGARBL
As someone who is for abortion, I can tell you that these videos did not cause any amazing revelation in me on what a horrible person I am for supporting such a barbaric practice: rather, they just made me facepalm. Very badly.

Honestly, I don't think the point of these videos is to get pro-choice people to see the error in their ways, but to rally pro-life people. Obviously, no one, pro-life or pro-choice is for the murder of babies or blending of bunnies, but whether or not you agree that either of these things is a valid comparison to abortion depends on whether you are pro-life or pro-choice to begin with! In short, these things are only Preaching to the Choir; nothing more.

 19 Chagen 46, Wed, 2nd Mar '11 5:56:15 PM from I don't really know
Christians are a wonderful source of Narm, Aon.
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 20 Usht, Wed, 2nd Mar '11 5:58:48 PM from an arbitrary view point.
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I take offense to that one Chagen. Most of us aren't forcing our will upon others (cause you know, that's kind of against what the Bible said as well as going against being, you know, a good person).
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[up][up] I would like to add that the scene in the first one with the baby's laughter followed by the shotgun blast did make me chuckle a bit.

edited 2nd Mar '11 5:59:52 PM by zoulza

 22 Aondeug, Wed, 2nd Mar '11 5:59:49 PM from  Our Dreams
Oh My
That doesn't change the fact that Christians are a good source for narm, Usht. All groups are really.
If someone wants to accuse us of eating coconut shells, then that's their business. We know what we're doing. - Achaan Chah
 23 Grain, Wed, 2nd Mar '11 6:02:58 PM from South Northwest Earth
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Those videos were very weak. I incorrectly predicted that they would show graphic images of abortion.
 24 Chagen 46, Wed, 2nd Mar '11 6:08:25 PM from I don't really know
Usht: I'm actually an Agnostic Christian Deist myself. But you can't deny that fundies are hilariously stupid.

"Who wants to hear about good stuff when the bottom of the abyss of human failure that you know doesn't exist is so much greater?"-Wraith
 25 Karalora, Wed, 2nd Mar '11 6:12:48 PM from San Fernando Valley, CA Relationship Status: In another castle
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They have to resort to stupid metaphors because the vast majority of actual abortions are indistinguishable on film from ordinary gynecological exams.
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