‘Rocky Roe v Wade’ ice cream creates a stir
A Portland-based ice cream parlor, What’s the story?, together with NARAL to create a controversial ice cream flavor: “Rocky Roe v. Wade
A Portland-based ice cream parlor along with NARAL to create a controversial abortion-inspired ice cream flavor to “save Roe” of the President, the Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.
For a limited time, What is The story? customers can order a pint of “Rocky Roe v. Wade” for $9.50 to “help defend reproductive freedom,” according to a NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon fundraiser poster.
“Is the warm weather and the political climate? It is time to eat more ice cream!” NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon wrote on her Facebook page.
NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon’s executive director, Grayson Dempsey, responded to a tweet that blasted the fundraiser as “disgusting” for “the celebration of abortions with ice cream.”
“What is disgusting is shaming women and terrorizing local businesses,” Dempsey wrote. “Shame on you.”
Americans United for Life, a pro-life legal organization that has been involved in every pro-life case before the Supreme court since the Roe v. Wade, blasted NARAL and the campaign.
“It’s really terrible that any organization would trivialize abortion, which even Supreme Court justice Anthony Kennedy recognized, is an important, life-changing decision that many women – like me – come to deeply regret, by turning it into a joke and a tongue-in-cheek ice cream flavor,” Catherine Glenn Foster, President and CEO of AUL, told Fox News. “This kind of twisted humor reduces the lived experiences of millions of women and may be the reason why so many Americans are waking up to the reality of the abortion – why we are more and more in the favor of life-affirming laws and policies. And it disrupts the fun and childishness of the ice and tries to corrupt a delicious frozen treat in a perverse political statement. On the basis of the reactions of the public on the social media, that turns the stomachs of Americans across the country.”
NARAL supporters can pick up their pro-abortion pints in September and meet the pro-choice activists at their office.
While the What is The story? features a number of interesting flavors and toppings on the flavor board, such as “magic dust,” none of them seems to be politically charged as “Rocky Roe v. Wade.”
Neither NARAL nor What is The story? responded to a request for comment.
Caleb Parke is an associate editor for FoxNews.com. You can follow him on Twitter @calebparke