In Victoria’s State Parliament they are currently debating whether or not to allow an abortion at 24 weeks (decriminalisation). Okay, this is NOT an abortion/anti-abortion thread, I say that from the onset. Myself and my colleague (employed by a Member of Parliament) are responsible for handling his day to day emails. What delights do we find today sent by the anti-abortion lobby?
Oh la! A wonderful video of an actual abortion (that launches on opening), and other emails accompanied by fabulous full colour photographs of headless fetuses and other horrible graphic sights. I understand your outrage, hell! I agree with it! (personal opinion only - if you know you don’t want to have this baby, I’m sure you know befofe 24 weeks pregnancy), however, I am trying to conceive and my co-worker has had 2 miscarriages.
I could understand it if the subject line read “Anti-abortion Bill -graphic,” or “not suitable for children” but the fucking subject lines are “something you should see” or “a greeting from xxxx”. There is no warning about the horrors you are about to unleash! Seriously people - if want sympathy for your cause, your shock tactics are fucked.
When I open an email to my boss (your local MP) with the subject line “I need your help!”, I do not want to be confronted with pictures of bloodied and maimed babies. Honestly, do you think that MPs open their own email/mail anyway? Wise up fuckheads.