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

Ring in the holidays with some antiabortion Christmas tree ornaments!


Rebecca Traister
December 20, 2005 12:30AM (UTC)

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."

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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?

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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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