What Would You Do If Anti-Choice Activists Did This To Your Kid?

Anti-choice propaganda, complete with a 'creepily lifelike' fetus doll, was handed out to unsuspecting children at North Dakota's state fair.

Anti-choice propaganda, complete with a ‘creepily lifelike’ fetus doll, was handed out to unsuspecting children at North Dakota’s state fair.

North Dakota sure is an interesting place. The war on women rages strong in that state, with a federal judge recently striking down their attempt at a six-week abortion ban. So what do you get when you mix anti-choice conservatives, the North Dakota State Fair, and a website selling various anti-choice products? Well, during the parade event, free bags of candy were handed out to children — that just happened to contain creepily realistic models of fetuses. That’s right.

From Katie Baker at Jezebel

The North Dakota State Fair boasts a bevy of attractions, including performances by Tim McGraw and Creedence Clearwater Revisited. But Minot Right to Life spent the weekend giving away creepy little fetuses to kids without asking parents’ permission first. “It was really disturbing watching children run around with them,” one recalled.

Amber Mendez, a mother of three who attended Saturday’s parade, was likewise affected by the “Precious Ones” she found in the candy bags her kids got for free during the event. “They’re so lifelike,” she said in a phone interview. “I’m squeezing it. It’s fleshy.”

“My kids can read,” she said. “I shouldn’t have to explain to five and six-year olds what abortion is at a family event. I doubt these people would be allowed to hand out condoms to little kids. But it’s okay to talk to them about abortion without my permission?”

Trying to ram your propaganda down the throats of someone else’s children is absolutely wrong —  and it’s not as if a child is going to understand the purpose behind the creepy fetus doll and pamphlet.

The organization that sells the product is Heritage House, a self-described “pro-life” (we prefer anti-choice) organization that lists their mission as:

“With passion, pride and purpose we will help you make our world a better place to be, by saving babies and serving families.”

Their 10-12 week fetus models, as pictured above, will run you $1.50 purchased singly. If you choose to purchase them in an amount of 50,000 or more, however, the price drops to $0.35 — showing their determination to sell in bulk.

They also push the need to encourage chastity, showing they aren’t pro-life; just anti-sex and anti-choice. They even reference “contraceptive abortion,” a term that far right conservatives use to mean anything from those mythical individuals using abortion as a form of contraception (seems kind of ‘spendy’) to condoms. After all, if it wasn’t for our “contraceptive lifestyle,” there wouldn’t be a need for abortion because there wouldn’t be sex outside of marriage. Seriously — that’s the talking point, and they refer to those of us that use contraception as “contraceptors.”