The Angry Uterus heating pad can’t hold a candle to my personal favorite gift for your friend who’s just had an abortion:
The “F*** You Uterus” pin:
Photo: Kid Bell
I mean, what better to cheer you up after an abortion than a pin of a uterus giving someone the middle finger? BONUS: As Teen Vogue says you should “Snag this bb for your bed-ridden bestie and swoop one for yourself too, because the proceeds benefit Planned Parenthood, and they need all the support we can give em.”
Ohhh, I get it. Nice commercial there, for the country’s largest abortion provider. Well played.
Signing Up to Be an Abortion Clinic Escort
This is my personal favorite. YES, the best way to honor your friend who just had an abortion is for you, a teenager, to take on the very adult burden of escorting women in and out of abortion clinics to “protect” them from pro-life advocates. And I quote: “Now that you know all the ways to get through this ordeal, why don’t you make it a little easier for the next girl and sign up to be an abortion clinic escort.”
I encourage you, my reader, to head on over and read all of TEEN Vogue’s article, but especially this part, which is nothing more than an excuse to make a very influential statement about abortion to a group of impressionable teens. It’s not exactly unbiased. (Of course, neither am I.) The author adds, “I won’t lie to you, it’s not an easy job, there is a training process, and very little thanks. But there is no better way to understand your own process than by helping someone else through it.”
Sounds like someone is trying to sell abortion to me.
Listen, I am a 39-year-old mother of three. And YES, I have a daughter. And YES, if she ever gets an abortion, I will love her right through it. And I will also grieve with my whole heart. As I’ve said, my daughter and your daughter are the targets of TEEN Vogue’s article here — so rather than taking my word for it, why don’t you take the word of one of their peers, of one of TEEN Vogue’s target demographic? This is 16-year-old Autumn Lindsey, and she’ll tell you exactly what she thinks of TEEN Vogue’s gift list—and it’s thinly-veiled attempt to sell abortion as “normal” and even “good” to girls like her. She says it WAY better than I ever could, and I’m beyond proud of this young woman.
See, TEEN Vogue? You’re not just riling up pro-life Moms like me, you’re also firing up those in your demographic who aren’t afraid to call you out. And girls like Autumn, well, they’re going to change the world with WAY more than a uterus pin.