Hollywood A-listers and families attending the March 8 premiere of the animated Horton Hears a Who in Los Angeles got a bonus feature: pro-life protesters who after the film ended began chanting the story’s famous line, “A person is a person, no matter how small.”
Celebrities included 2 of the film’s stars, Jim Carrey and Steve Carell, along with Jenny McCarthy, Brooke Shields, and Victoria Beckham, all with kids in tow. All 12 American Idol contestants also saw the pro-life performance.
After chanting the pro-lifers placed red duct tapes over their mouths with “LIFE” printed on them and marched around the theater….
I’m a “no justice, no peace” kind of girl, so I endorse this sort of protest, sorry as I am that kids who beforehand were unaware of the epic moral battle of our time learned a sad thing or 2 Saturday afternoon.
Media and blog coverage, although disparaging, drew attention to Seuss’s beautiful pro-life statement, intended or not. Otherwise anti-lifers would have ignored the dots and the mushy middle remained oblivious. Now to a even a small extent, they cannot.
Which brings me to the pro-life dilemma with Horton Hears a Who.
Seuss’s widow, Audrey Geisel, is a pro-abort who supports Planned Parenthood, which I’ve previously documented. It is purported Seuss was a pro-abort as well.
So do pro-lifers give business to a pro-life themed movie, the proceeds of which will go in part to support pro-abort causes?