Of course everyone has the right to celebrate their impending kid however they see fit—we would not have gone the sonogram photoshop route, but perhaps that’s because the 3-D smush face ultrasound printouts we walked out of our OB's office with always could have been titled, “Ben Franklin on a Very Bad Day.” Still, casually and publicly assigning human attributes to not-yet-human embryos—including an avocado-sized embryo in the family portrait—does not seem like the best way to argue against measures that seek to treat that avocado like a member of our collective American family. Our advice: If you’re not, for instance, OK with the movement to dole out harsher punishments to a woman caught smoking pot if that woman is pregnant, then please don’t go superimposing a blunt onto your sonogram to then Photoshop onto your stomach. That’s just tacky.
"does not seem like the best way to argue against measures that seek to treat that avocado like a member of our collective American family" yeah, gee, we wouldn't women to start thinking they're actually pregnant with a baby-that would be bad for them. Pretty soon people might start thinking unborn babies are living human beings instead of pregnancy tissue, then what would happen? OH NOEZ!!!
I'll do ya one better-why not get a tattoo? The following image courtesy of NoBlood, a regular commenter here, who emailed me the tale of a friend who got this tattoo while trying to get pregnant:
In your face, bitchez. "Caring for women" feminists would, of course, be totally cool with you photoshopping WELCOME,SAILORS in place of the scary fetus images. We're all just objects, ya know.