Just in time for Halloween, the American Life League has announced the fetus-themed, 2012 national “Pro-Life Pumpkin Carving Contest.”
This competition — which is totally real, HOLY SHIT — doesn’t just raise awareness for lifers’ cause.
Rather, it’s meant to showcase unborn baby-shaped, anti-abortion squash sculpture.
Apparently, this genre of art has existed for some time, because holy fucking shit.
And (holy shit, holy SHIT, HOLY SHIT!) the grand prize is $100 in “pro-life gear.”
“This is such a fun and exciting way to share with kids the importance of upholding the dignity of a human being and the gift of life itself,” (Holy shit, REALLY?), president of American Life League, said in a press release.
“Every human being who steps on your porch this October 31 will get a lot more than a handful of candy and chocolates. They’ll also be getting a message on how special every single life is from creation to death.”
Reports indicate that this “tradition” began with American Life League’s ALL Report host and Defend the Faith Director Michael Hichborn several years ago.
According to League information, Hichborn and his family annually carve pumpkins with pro-life silhouettes (just…holy shit), and used “the yearly tradition to talk to their kids about standing up for preborn babies and the precious gift of human life.”
Participants are implored to “Grab a gourd, carve away, and remember to send [the League] the pictures and stories” via e-mail, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter with the hashtag #ProlifePumpkin. #Holyshit.