“Abortion Barbie” Posters Greet Texas Gubernatorial Candidate Wendy Davis In Los Angeles

"Abortion Barbie" Posters Greet Texas Gubernatorial Candidate Wendy Davis In Los Angeles

Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis flew to Los Angeles this week for a campaign fundraiser and was welcomed with warm temperatures, the promise of In-N-Out and, oh yeah, these “Abortion Barbie” posters. Created by the “conservative street artist” Sabo and paid for by Midland, Texas, woman Kathryn Stuard, the posters feature a pregnant Barbie’s body with Davis’s head, the fetus’s body visible (yeah, I said fetus, not baby) in the doll’s stomach. “Abortion Barbie” comes with her own accessories, namely a pair of scissors for, uh, the aborting, I guess. ”It hits people with the truth,” said Stuard, 53, apparently not realizing that abortions are not and have never been performed with scissors. “The artist is very edgy … I do support (Greg) Abbott [Davis's opponent] but the campaign had nothing to do with these (posters).”

Now, while abortions have never involved scissors, unsafe, back-alley abortions of the pre-Roe V. Wade days — i.e. before abortion was legal – certainly involved cruder methods than what’s currently used in doctors’ offices and Planned Parenthood clinics around the country. So, in a way, Abortion Barbie and her stupid scissors are actually representative of the quality of abortions that will occur as they become increasingly unavailable and illegal, thanks to ridiculous anti-choice legislation. In other words, the more conservative our laws toward abortion become, the more likely it is that what Abortion Barbie actually represents will become a reality. So as far as I’m concerned, Stuard did not quite get what she thought she paid for. Dummy. [Jezebel]

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