Friday, March 25, 2011

Angel Baby

Querétaro, which leads all Mexican states in both domestic abuse complaints and teenage pregnancies, where sex education has been replaced by an additional hour of singing the National Anthem, and where abortion is 100% illegal - so illegal, in fact, that the state constitution designates fertilized eggs as full citizens - also has an entire church dedicated to the preservation of not-yet-born teen-moms-to-be. And that church has declared today "The Day of Life," announced around town with posters featuring this not-at-all-creepy image from the Sonogram of Turin.


Church authorities generously scheduled this celebration on the day of the 100th Anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, thus allowing us to contemplate how far women's freedoms have advanced in certain areas, while remaining relatively stagnant or sliding backwards in others. We're sure a more thoughtful blog would have done this, but we just wanted to make fun of their stupid poster.

2 comments:

JustaCanuck(who's also Mexican) said...

I'm of the opinion that until the day all Catholic clergy men, and for that matter, all men, can grow an uterus and a vagina, they shouldn't express absolute opinions about female sexuality and choices. Furthermore, the Catholic Church, especially the Mexican one, reminds me of some members of the Republican party in the U.S. who deem life as sacred - until the babies come out of the womb and grow up to find they don't have access to adequate education or proper healthcare. Shame, shame, oh shame. It's all about education, stupid!

Cheryl Arredondo said...

Wow! Creepy picture, almost as bad as the creepy dead fetus that Mexico displays on a pack of Marlboro Lights. And I agree with Canuck, got a penis, keep your opinion about vagina to yourself.