Pro-life float banned from parade: Why is science offensive?

New Zealand’s Alexandra Blossom Festival parade has banned a float which featured the large model of a 12-week-old fetus. The float was sponsored by the organization Life is Precious, and its creator, Bruce Lietze, was just informed this week — after four months of work on the project — that the float will not be allowed at the parade because of its “anti-abortion” message. The float reads “adoption rescues me.”

Normally, ‘anti-abortion’ is not the most accurate term for pro-lifers (since pro-lifers base their view on a belief in the dignity of human life, and focus on much more than abortion). But in this case, the float was simply a demonstration of scientific facts of human development.

Featuring human development does happen to be “anti-abortion,” because magnifying scientific facts just emphasizes the lunacy of allowing perfectly-formed tiny humans to be aborted. The same image, which could be found in a much smaller, 2-D form in any basic biology textbook, is apparently too offensive to parade organizers, who have warned Life is Precious about the pro-life message of their floats in the past.

The parade’s purpose is to be a “celebration of the community,” according to parade organizer Martin McPherson, and the float was banned for being out-of-line with this purpose. Clearly, members of the community who live in utero are not to be celebrated, but why — short of blatant pro-abortion bias — is a mystery.

By the way, the offensive phrase “We knocked the bastard off,” made famous by Sir Edmund Hillary,  is being featured in the parade, even though a fetal model has been banned… for being offensive.

Click here to see a photo of the banned float.

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