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"Dear "Pro-Lifers": Doctor Seuss was Pro-Choice!"

You always see stamps and photos of little newborn babies with the quotation: "A person is a person no matter how small!!!!", obviously referring to abortion.

Well guess what, mother fuckers? He and his wife were profoundly Pro-Choice! After he died, his wife sued an anti-choice organization for taking his words out of context for their awful cause. So unless you want a lawsuit on your hands, I suggest you stop taking his words out of context!

But seriously, in all honesty: Why would you take a dead mans words, and twist them to fit your own agenda? I thought you lot were the ones that told everyone to respect the dead and shit like that?

Yeah, so respect the dead and DON'T take their words out of context, asshole.
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LadyClassical's avatar
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I don't even like his books, why should I care about his opinions?
ilikecupcakepie's avatar
Oh boy! A famous person believes in a certain political view. That means his opinion is automatically the optimal one.
NamelessWeeb's avatar
He then of corse shouldn't of said all lives matter if he supports killing helpless babies. 
Xenomaster's avatar
Do the research. It wasn't a bit about abortion, it was about how the Japanese were treated in the wake of WWII
Galaxina-the-Magi's avatar
Uh...no? Not exactly. Not to my knowledge anyway, so forgive me if I am wrong.

Yes, he DID threaten to sue pro lifers for using that phrase for their own agenda, but that was not exactly because he was pro choice - it was because he did not appreciate people twisting his message to fit their own.

Horton Hears a Who was a book published in 1950s, while abortion wasnt a big deal till 1970s to my knowledge. The book was about anti conformity in the long run. With this in mind, I do not think this proves or disproves that he was pro choice, just that he doesnt like people on either side trying to push their agenda by using him as a mouthpiece, whether or not hes for it.
Klone000's avatar
Suess also abused his first wife and married his mistress (the one who sued the life organization) right after she died. Not exactly a good feminist example.
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Sparklet-RayneHobbyist Traditional Artist
Even more ironic one of his quotes was used to support the Black Lives Matter movement and he had drawn some racist cartoons in the past. Biggest irony of all was that he never had children himself yet is one of the most celebrated children's authors. 
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I’ve never seen any pro-life material involving Dr. Seuss.
spitesyre's avatar
didnt he also cheat on his wife while she was pregnant with his child
namdaubu12345's avatar
Young girl named Lia Mills speech for stop abortion, please watch this: www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzUb6i…
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ThatOneIdiot682Hobbyist General Artist
Um. Okay. I can have my own opinion, and don't have to listen to some dead writer's one. Thanks.
MetalGearPlasma's avatar
What the person who posted this stamp meant is that twisting one's words out of context is disrespectful to the person that said those words.

Dr. Seuss was referring to Japanese people after WWII.
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Nowthatswhaticalledgy by xShxttered  
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The birth and death ratio of humans is fucking scary.
131,000,000 people are born all over the world in a year for every 55,000,000 people that die all over the world in a year.
We anti-human-life supporters and abortion supporters NEED and MUST do something to fix/flip flop this around NOW if most humans don't want a huge ass extinction, no matter the cause, to happen to us humans between now and the year 2050!!!
DebatingwithRespect's avatar
Wow, this argument is so well thought out and totally changes the way I think about everything. I need to turn from my evil ways and start helping people murder helpless unborn children and donate all my savings to abortion clinics that purposefully get children addicted to sex.

In case you can't tell, I'm being sarcastic. 
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FennecyAdoptsStampsStudent Traditional Artist
I think the point of this person's stamp wasn't too get people too switch from a Pro-Lifer too a Pro-Choicer, I'm pretty sure what they mean is that somebody should not twist another's words just too fit their ideals.
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I admire your ability to read the description of a stamp before just jumping to conclusions.
RetroSpriteResources's avatar
Have you ever read Horton Hears a Who? A person is a person no matter how small.
Xenomaster's avatar
That isn't a reference to fetus.
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No, it was an allegory for the American post-war occupation of Japan
RetroSpriteResources's avatar
Who were the little people?
Xenomaster's avatar
The "little people" were the Japanese suffering because they were under American oppression.

Here's a crazy thought: research. Or do you think the person Monica Potter was supposed to be in Patch Adams was a woman?
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