Copyright and the Sacred Heart

Copyright and the Sacred Heart

Remember that maroon with the “St. Clinton” Sacred Heart pictures and “I love abortion” baby bibs? Well, reader “Fr. Elijah” is pursuing the case of copyright infringement by coontacting the copyright holders of the image that was used. I’m afraid they may not have much of a case because of “fair use” and parody interpretations of the law, but that’s for the lawyers to figure out. I’m just hoping the guy gets scared enough of the lawyers that he capitulates and goes away. Would serve him right for being a doofus.

  • For those who wish to protest the “baby bibs”, from Life News:

    Louisville, KY (—Just months after Planned Parenthood began selling its controversial “I had an abortion” T-shirts, a Kentucky magazine has created a line of “I Love Abortion” merchandise, including a baby’s bib and an infant’s t-shirt. K Composite, a magazine which features interviews with regular individuals instead of celebrities, is drawing criticism for the offerings in its online store. “The bibs, and all the ‘I love abortion’ items, are designed as a humorous depiction of how far some people take certain issues,” Scott Richter, the magazine’s founder, told “Babies, of all people, would never love abortion,” added Richter. He said that creating items of baby’s clothing “takes the joke that much farther.” Pro-life leaders, however, aren’t laughing. “This appears to be a crass attempt by a publicity hound seeking attention,” said Wendy Wright, Senior Policy Director for Concerned Women of America. “Perhaps someday he’ll grow up.” ACTION: Send your comments about the “I Love Abortion” products to K Composite, PO Box 43551, Louisville, KY 40253 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    [Editor’s note]: I fixed the URL.

  • Richter may have been pushing the “I Love Abortion” to something he may consider humor, however, the original “I Had an Abortion” t-shirts were from Planned Parenthood in an effort to normalize abortions so “victims” of abortion could come out of the closet, so to speak, and discuss their feelings.  Whaddeva, I still don’t buy it.  It’s all for his 2 and 1/2 mintues of fame on the web.