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January 1, 2014

Saddest Sign There Is


Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 1, 2014 1:17 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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It's a baby being scraped off and discarded. Well, it does get the point across. How long before PP depends it be changed. How would an interpreter sign the "glory of a woman suddenly becoming empowered and free to pursue her dreams and throwing off the chains of The Patriarchy"?

Posted by: Mumblix Grumph at January 1, 2014 9:13 PM

My wife knows a bit of ASL. There is a refreshing honesty to that language.

Posted by: Jason at January 1, 2014 11:06 PM

"That sign means a baby is thrown away like trash!"

"No, my dear. That's sign language for "choice.""


Posted by: newton at January 1, 2014 11:36 PM

The topic reminds me of the kernel of a joke. Someone meets God at the Pearly Gates and the new arrival asks why God didn't send angels to fix some of mankind's problems. God replies that's what some of the babies were for.

Posted by: Scott M at January 1, 2014 11:51 PM

To understand how evil abortion is, simply try explaining it to a very young child. It can’t be done. The little child identifies so closely with the unborn, being fresh from the womb himself at only two or three years of age, that you cannot rationalize abortion for him. It is just that evil.

Posted by: Jewel at January 2, 2014 12:39 AM

That is two signs put together, baby (looks like rocking a baby) and discard, abandon or throw away. Usually discard is done with two hands.

Sign language has many versions of various words. Another version of abortion is grabbing the belly and then throwing it away.

Posted by: Potsie at January 2, 2014 12:53 AM

"Adopt a baby" is that woman's movements reversed. Pick up (with both hands) and then rock the baby.

Posted by: Potsie at January 2, 2014 1:01 AM

There's certainly no spin in the deaf sign.

Posted by: Denny at January 2, 2014 7:25 AM

I just read this at Creative Minority Report:

Cry From a Young Woman Conceived with IVF

"I was wondering if you knew of any websites or resources that support people struggling after being conceived using IVF. I've been searching and searching online, and I've been unable to find a single source of advice.

I was one of three embryos created in the process, but I was the only one who survived. I mourn my siblings every single day. I can't talk about them with my parents, because bringing the subject up inevitably causes fights, and they don't feel the way I in the do. They don't regret what they did, they don't see anything wrong with IVF, and they don't count my siblings as members of the family. They never bring them up in conversation, and when I talk about them, they'll concede that they are my siblings, but it's only to make me feel better. I don't think they really believe it. If they did, they'd regret what they did. When people asked how many children they had, they'd say three. They'd talk about them as members of the family, and say how much they wished they could be there at Christmas and birthdays. My mum would light candles for them at church and have Masses said for them. But it's just me. I'm the only one who seems to care about them.

It hurts me every time I see in the news something about IVF, because the media treats it as if it's okay. There's never any mention that people die during the process. I don't even know if there's anyone else out there who feels the same way I do. If there is, I've never met them. Sometimes, I feel like a freak. The only person I've found who understands me at all is my local priest, who I've spoken to about everything, but I can't be bothering him all the time! It'd be nice to have someone else who understood."

Posted by: Jewel at January 2, 2014 11:25 AM

Sad for a lot of reasons. Some of us thought we were doing everything right by having only two kids. Now we are old, we don't have any grandchildren and we regret not having a bunch more kids. Political correctness has all sorts of consequences.

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