Prepare for another Great Debate.
On March 14, 2008, the animated full-length movie, Horton Hears a Who, starring Jim Carrey as the voice of Horton and Steve Carell as the mayor of Whoville, will be released.
Most know the classic children’s book is about, as the movie site synopsized, “an imaginative elephant who hears a cry for help coming from a tiny speck of dust floating through the air. Suspecting there may be life on that speck and despite a surrounding community which thinks he has lost his mind, Horton is determined to help.”
Pro-lifers have taken the classic line from the book, “A person’s a person, no matter how small,” and run with it. I’m one of those running.
But when the movie debuts, pro-abort detractors will prefer to focus instead on…
[See newly released movie trailer on page 2]
… the fact that Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, now dead, was a pro-abort who, according to biographer Philip Nel, “during his lifetime… threatened to sue an anti-abortion group unless they took that [line] off their stationery…. It’s one of the ways in which Seuss has been misappropriated. He would not agree with that.”
It is reported that Geisel’s widow Audrey also valiantly tries to keep pro-lifers at bay.
Audrey is philanthropic with all that money made from children, although she can apparently only hear Whos who are born, inexplicably deaf to Whos who are not. According to the San Diego Foundation:
The beneficiaries of Audrey Geisel’s kindness and generosity are many. Among them the Boys and Girls Clubs, the Birch Aquarium, Human Rights Watch, Planned Parenthood, the San Diego Center for Children, San Diego Hospice, and Mama’s Kitchen. Her spirit of giving is prolific.
Audrey may be prolific financially but was not familially. She and Theodor had no children, nor did his first wife.
No matter Theodor’s intent, his lines cannot be ignored:
“Should I put this speck down?”
Horton thought with alarm,
If I do these small persons
May come to great harm.
I can’t put it down.
And I won’t. After all,
A person’s a person
No matter how small.
Here is the newly released Horton trailer:
[Hat tip: LifeSiteNews.com]