The fetuses were hung by the chimney with care ...

Ring in the holidays with some antiabortion Christmas tree ornaments!

By Rebecca Traister

Published December 19, 2005 7:30PM (EST)

Ladies and gentlemen, I believe we have hit the mother lode.

Feministing today carries the news that a Christmas tree in the lobby of a women's-only gym in Kansas has been decorated with a dozen blue and pink stockings, each containing a plastic fetus figurine and a card that describes the dolls as being "between 11 and 12 weeks old."

The gym is called the Body Boutique, and the group that decorated it is an antiabortion outfit called Birthright of Lawrence. Apparently, if you want to take a fetus ornament home (for the kids, you know ... they love to hang the cute little plastic fetuses on the lower branches), you can buy one in exchange for a $5 donation.

Shockingly, some women have already canceled their memberships, and the gym's owner says she's considering taking down the tree.

Please, please, Bill O'Reilly -- tell me how this plays into the war against Christmas?


Rebecca Traister

Rebecca Traister writes for Salon. She is the author of "Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women" (Free Press). Follow @rtraister on Twitter.

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