Here's what they suggest:
There are many opportunities to be a voice for the voiceless, and most of those opportunities require us to go to a public place. But, on the eve of All Saints Day, the public comes to us!
So, make a pro-life jack-o-lantern and send your photos to us. Be sure to include your name, age and address in the e-mail, and we'll post the best ones on our home page!
It doesn't have to be anything fancy. It could be as intricate as the design here or as simple as the word "Pro-Life." Whatever your skill level, be creative and tell the world about the personhood of preborn babies!
Send your pro-life jack-o-lantern pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to duplicate this one, simply download the .pdf stencil and print it out. Tape the stencil to your pumpkin and, with a pointed object, like a small screwdriver, poke shallow holes along the perimeter of the image. With a paring knife, carefully cut out the areas shaded in black.
Well, it is a genuinely creepy idea, I'll give them that much. The instructions remind me a little bit of the Cupcakes for Life directions to "have lots of fun" making "wild" and "crazy looking life cakes" even if "decorating cupcakes is harder than it looks". I guess we have to give the anti-choice movement credit for challenging themselves to produce artistic renderings of the fetus using new and unique mediums. I know that if I tried to carve a fetus image into a pumpkin, it would probably turn out looking...well, even more like some kind of evil demon spawn than the ALL's pumpkin.
I do think it's interesting that we're talking about some of the same people who complain about seeing a gay couple kissing (or any other public demonstration of gayness) because it might force them to discuss the "gay lifestyle" with their impressionable children. Apparently they're fine with a prominently displayed fetus pumpkin designed to promote an anti-choice message on a day when a bunch of people from the neighborhood are probably going to visit their home with their impressionable children while celebrating "the eve of All Saints Day". I'm pro-choice, but I'm not going to put a hollowed out pumpkin full of condoms on the porch while a bunch of little trick-or-treaters are out roaming the streets.
Delightful anti-choice activist Jill Stanek posted about the pro-life pumpkin idea on her blog. This was my favorite of the comments:
Heaven forbid pro-aborts decide to counter this with pro-choice pumpkins. What the hell would THEY look like? Genitals? Sex toys? Contraception? They have not one image to move a person toward their side that doesn't assault one's sensibilities.Putting aside the hilarity and hypocrisy of an anti-choice person claiming that the pro-choice side is the one that relies on images that assault the sensibilities, I think this commenter is onto something. So who wants to come to our Evil Slutty Pumpkin Carving Party? We'll even serve pro-choice cupcakes.