Hold the Phone!…..
It wasn’t that long ago that Dr Seuss was being blasted for supporting Abortion and Planned Parenthood.
I looked it up and captured the data for another project I was working on years ago. Below is some of the information along with commentary.
JANUARY 2, 2004 – SOURCE: CATHOLIC EXCHANGE WEBSITE
The widow of Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel), Audrey Geisel reportedly became “very disturbed” when she found out a pro-life group in Ottawa, Canada used a line from her husband’s book Horton Hears a Who on a poster.
The line, “A person is a person no matter how small,” accompanied a picture of an eight-week-old pre-born baby. “We don’t want to take a position one way or the other,” said Geisel’s San Francisco lawyer, Cathy Bencieengo. “But this is not an area in which Dr. Seuss participates.”
Dr. Seuss may not participate in the abortion debate, now that he’s dead, but Mrs. Seuss has come down firmly on the side of killing babies in the womb, and done so in the name of her late husband. The web site of the local philanthropic organization, The San Diego Foundation, has a page titled “Women in Philanthropy” which says of Theodor and Audrey Geisel, “His legacy has been preserved in the The Dr. Seuss Fund, set up by his widow, Audrey, to benefit organizations that he would support if alive.”
Planned Parenthood is listed among the organizations benefiting from the fund. Also, News Notes reported last May that Mrs. Geisel chaired a big money fundraising dinner for Planned Parenthood at the Harbor Island Sheraton.
Geisel converted a copy of one of his famous children’s books, Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now!, into a polemic shortly before the end of the 1972–1974 Watergate scandal, in which United States president Richard Nixon resigned, by replacing the name of the main character everywhere that it occurred.78 “Richard M. Nixon, Will You Please Go Now!” was published in major newspapers through the column of his friend Art Buchwald.78
The line “a person’s a person, no matter how small!!” from Horton Hears a Who! has been used widely as a slogan by the pro-life movement in the United States. Geisel and later his widow Audrey objected to this use; according to her attorney, “She doesn’t like people to hijack Dr. Seuss characters or material to front their own points of view.”79 In the 1980s Geisel threatened to sue an anti-abortion group for using this phrase on their stationery, according to his biographer, causing them to remove it.80 The attorney says he never discussed abortion with either of them,79 and the biographer says Geisel never expressed a public opinion on the subject.80 After Seuss’ death, Audrey gave financial support to Planned Parenthood.81
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Pro-life activists can claim that Dr Seuss contains wording that suggests its pro-life but its anything but. Audrey Geisel has made it clear that she is a supporter of abortion no matter what shows up in the books.
NOW, we are all looking at Dr Seuss being a victim of the cancel culture? Pro-lifers should be boycotting Dr Seuss anyway, but instead they will be disgusted at the fact that Dr Seuss has fell victim to the cancel culture. They would never think of boycotting the beloved Seuss.
This is a case of the liberals eating their own. So my response to this news of Dr Seuss getting cancelled would be…..Bon appetit’!