A study in contrasts

From one side….

And from the evil side….

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  1. Philangelus says:

    I don’t get the first one. Even if Mary were pro-choice, that doesn’t mean she’d have aborted Jesus. I know plenty of pro-choice women who have never had an abortion themselves. (Or at least, I assume they haven’t. It’s not like I walk around asking women whether they’ve personally aborted a baby.)

    As for the second one, PP is trying to be offensive. They just make themselves out to look like intolerant ideologues.

  2. JohnE says:

    Mary is only pro good choice. Planned Parenthood thinks abortion is always a good choice, but that giving birth can only be a good choice sometimes.

  3. Mike says:

    As an English teacher, I wish it said: If Mary were Pro-Choice…” but it’s good message!

  4. benedetta says:

    Appears that PP is taking a page from the Peta playbook…

  5. xavier217 says:

    Our Blessed Mother WAS pro-choice, the choice being made BEFORE conception. Fiat mihi secundum verbum tuum.

  6. Girgadis says:

    The choice Mary made gave hope to the world and won salvation for men. The “choice” PP is referring to has destroyed an entire generation and subjected its unrepentant clients to eternal damnation. That’s some “choice”. How much more depraved can they get?

  7. Tantum Ergo says:

    Choice on Earth? “To choose” is a transitive verb (it requires an object.) OK, then choose to do what? The answer is left unspoken, simply because it’s unspeakable.
    Let’s see… who came up with that sick bumper sticker? Was that that Banned Parenthood, or Planned Barrenhood?

  8. xavier217:

    Right on!! Couldn’t have said it better myself.

  9. Ralph says:

    As a parent of five children, the first of which was unplanned and conceived outside of marriage, the pp advertisement makes my heart break. I can just imagine young people in difficult situations buying into the beautifully packaged lie.

    Evil is still evil, no matter how well it’s disguised.

  10. Seraphic Spouse says:

    RE: PP. Ick.

  11. anilwang says:

    This is a good contrast that can work as educational promotion. It just needs to be made a bit more obvious for this confused society:

    Poster 1: Similar PP logo with a prenatal baby beside:
    “Choice on earth, but no choice for you.”

    Poster 2 (below Poster 1): Picture of Mary with prenatal baby beside:
    “Peace on earth, especially you precious child.”

  12. nanetteclaret says:

    Does anyone else find that it’s really creepy that the Star of David is used on the PP billboard? What kind of message is that supposed to convey?

  13. PNeri says:

    this “Study in Contrasts…” is very well illustrated by the good Bishop of Phoenix. Has anyone followed his battle with St Joseph Medical Center in Phx, a “catholic” hospital. Here’s a quote from one his critics, Lisa Fullam, professor of moral theology at the Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University, “The bishop does not own Catholicism, in his diocese or elsewhere.”
    …um that would be Christ the Lord and Bishop Olmsted is His man. This Bishop deserves and needs our prayers. USA Today has a story. Merry Christmas

  14. Banjo pickin girl says:

    nanette, I think that symbol is intended to be the generic wintertime snowflake and not a Star of David.

  15. rakesvines says:

    Going by the terms alone makes the contrast blurry. It is because choice is a misnomer. We have choice and that is respected by our God; the fact that Gabrielle had to get our Lady’s fiat shows that. But if we called it what it is e.g. legal abortion vs. respect for life then we see the stark clash of infernal fury and malice against the backdrop of celestial beauty, peace, harmony and grace wrought by humble obedience to God. But PP would not put that in a sticker. Evil always disguises itself as an angel of light – most of the time. Just look at the Democrats and their social conscience (sarc :[ )

  16. Supertradmum says:

    Blasphemy on the PP side and isn’t it good for them that Christians do not fight jihad for misuse of Scripture…

  17. Mariana says:

    This is really depressing. This evil organisation actually has the gall to publish a “Christmas” message!

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