Horton Hears a Lot More Than a Who

I'm sort of loathe to give any publicity to this nonsense, but whatever.

A bunch of anti-abortion protesters hit up the premiere of Horton Hears a Who, to, ya know, protest abortion rights, even though it's a kids movie and many of the folks in attendance were children.

Basically, these protesters have latched onto the key line in the Dr. Seuss book -- "a person's a person, no matter how small" -- and have used it repeatedly to voice their message. Interestingly enough, Dr. Seuss's widow Audrey Geisel (a supporter of Planned Parenthood and actively pro-choice) has repeatedly sued anti-abortion groups for using her husband's words to further their own causes. There's no indication that Dr. Seuss intended the book to carry a pro-life message.

Predictably, many of the adults in attendance at the premiere shouted back at the protesters, asking them what the heck they were doing holding an abortion protest at a kids' movie. The protesters responded by covering their mouths with red tape with the word "Life" on it and parading around silently.

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