Man-shaming pro-life billboard towers over south Minneapolis intersection [PHOTO]

Jane Booth-Tobin, a media strategist for TakeAction Minnesota, tweeted out the above photo of a pro-life billboard at the intersection of Chicago Avenue and 38th Street in south Minneapolis.

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Man-shaming aside, the billboard, paid for by Prolife Across America, doesn't appear to have it right with its "heartbeat at 18 days" assertion. According to the Mayo Clinic, a fetal heartbeat begins about four weeks after conception.

Then again, who needs facts when appealing to emotions can do the trick?

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hsialinboy
hsialinboy

Its a pity that Booth-Tobin wasnt aborted, would have been a little better world.

Andrew Casey
Andrew Casey

"Who needs facts when appealing to the emotions" ... said the media.

Drewey
Drewey topcommenter

Real men support a women's right to choose.

Zane Holmin
Zane Holmin

real men love whiskey, and lots of it

Ange Runnels
Ange Runnels

I want a billboard that says "mind your own damn business".

Mark Witte
Mark Witte

Yes. Real men don't get women pregnant unless they pay child support or wear a rubber. Don't expect state and federal subsidies to pay for your lazy ass.

coce
coce

Real men pay for the abortion, and buy the lady a cheeseburger and a beer after. 

Joe Jakubik
Joe Jakubik

Yes, but who do Real Men love more - babies or Jesus? Hmmmm...

Chad Liljegren
Chad Liljegren

Real men raise and take care of their babies. Not murder them.

Jake Staum
Jake Staum

There is another in South St. Paul on Concord.

Kitty Romp
Kitty Romp

I have to flip off every one of these billboards.. My middle finger was up in S.D. quite a bit.

Ryan Wachtel
Ryan Wachtel

Free speech doesn't shield you from criticism. I just wish the pro life people would spend this money on programs that actually help solve problems rather than trying to guilt people into their way of thinking.

John Wendt
John Wendt

You mean they love fetuses and cutting food stamps. Not actual babies.

Monica Bertrand
Monica Bertrand

Free speech is still a right so who cares what a billboard says? People need to get some hobbies.

Amy Lynn
Amy Lynn

So what if Pro life people want to have their say. Pro choice people get to. People forget there can be life long emotional scars to taking the life of your own unborn. Or some would say. Free speech is for everyone.

Steven Shockley
Steven Shockley

Real men wouldn't put a stupid looking bow on their baby's head. Oh wait. Gift from god. Snap.

j.reiter
j.reiter

@Jeana Schieffer Are you suggesting that men who are against abortion are pedophiles?

uhhuh
uhhuh

@Angé Runnels why not put one up yourself? it's a free country.

j.reiter
j.reiter

@Ted Tiffany Like you didn't grow up with people calling you Tiff.. which last time I checked, is a girl's name

uhhuh
uhhuh

@Kitty Romp why?

j.reiter
j.reiter

@Ryan Wachtel Like giving the money to the black people

uhhuh
uhhuh

@Ryan Wachtel same could be said for pro choice

uhhuh
uhhuh

@Monica Bertrand easy there monica, you're thinking rationally

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

@Amy Lynn Hey stupid why don't you learn what free speech for everyone means.  It means they can put up a stupid billboard and we can call the billboard stupid.  You can post your dumb comment and I can point out what an idiot you are.  

strangelovempls
strangelovempls

@j.reiter  Yes! Are you 5 or 4?  Judgmental Americans. 


Do you know what tact is?  Do you know how to debate like an adult?  Most Americans don't.  Cry babies!

Drewey
Drewey topcommenter

@j.reiter Like supporting organizations such as planned parenthood.  

WatusiJenkins
WatusiJenkins

@MicheleBachmann 

I totally agree with you. It's too bad your mom didn't abort you. Tell your mom to swallow next time so we don't have to deal with another one of you on this earth. 

Drewey
Drewey topcommenter

@hsialinboy @uhhuh We all suspected you were a dumb fuck but thanks for confirming that.

Drewey
Drewey topcommenter

Thank you. In your attempt to keep the conversation one sided, you accidentally touched on the real problem. As a country we have completely inadequate access to proper sex education and contraception. Nowhere is this a bigger problem than in low income communities. When we defund the programs that educate and instead push for abstinence only programs we actually create these types of problems. The reason that I know you're a low information rhetoric person is because you see PP as nothing more than a baby killing machine when in fact they spend way more money on std testing, contraceptives and education than abortion. So, please keep oversimplifying every situation, it makes it easier for the smart people to ignore you

Drewey
Drewey topcommenter

Thank you. In your attempt to keep the conversation one sided, you accidentally touched on the real problem. As a country we have com

j.reiter
j.reiter

You know that planned parenthood aborts more black babies than white babies right? Is this solution you speak of equate to killing all the black people or just culling their population through abortion?

j.reiter
j.reiter

@WatusiJenkins @MicheleBachmann 

His "Mom."  MichelleBachmann is a freak of nature, the first child to be born of two men.  One day his surrogate father had to take a huge shit, unfortunately MB climbed from the toilet before it could be flushed.

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