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There's a pro-life billboard near my parents' house that displays the message "it's a child, not a choice". This message creeps me the fuck out.

Because it really heavily implies that they would like nothing better than to force everyone to have children whether they want them or not. And that's creepy and invasive.

On the flip-side, it also implies that no one could possibly *want* to plan for and have children, that kids are just something that happens, and you have no choice but to accept. This is also invasive and creepy.

I get that they were trying to go for some kind of catchy slogan based on a "clever" play on movement names. But that's really not how it comes across. It comes across as saying that they view children as a burden that every adult must deal with no matter what. And I suppose that looking at a lot of what is said from that side, that interpretation's not all that far off, is it?
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