Fight Choice. Cause Babies Are “Born To Ride”


Had to share this gem of a billboard spotted while riding through north Brooklyn with Audacia Ray over the weekend. Just so yall know, women shouldn’t have autonomy over their own bodies because some tiny babies were born 2 ride motorcycles. Duh! Vroom Vrooom!

Brooklyn, NY

Lori Adelman is Executive Director of Partnerships at Feministing, where she enjoys creating and curating content on gender, race, class, technology, and the media. Lori is also an advocacy and communications professional specializing in sexual and reproductive rights and health, and currently works in the Global Division of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. A graduate of Harvard University, she lives in Brooklyn.

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  • April

    More accurately, babies begin to develop little paddles that will later become arms.

    But I guess “Baby’s little paddles” doesn’t quite have the same ring…

  • Jenny Gonzalez-Blitz

    Well I was born to ride too—or whatever else I will to do with my body since I’M the one who controls it!

    Where exactly in north Brooklyn is this monstrosity? Why am I guessing it’s further up in the still working class heavily Polish, heavily Catholic part, rather than the affluent hipster part?

  • hannah

    uh, no they don’t have arms at 28 days! They have little nubs that could at BEST be described as fins. lol

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  • Hope Anne Nathan

    I personally heart the logic fail of “I was Born to …” being attached to someone who actually *hasn’t* been born.

    • Kimberly

      I didn’t even think of that! Fancy that.

  • anyadnight

    It should say “unborn to ride” just so they can hammer in the point that fetus=person.

  • Jessica “Jess” Victoria Carillo

    Scene: 2026
    Kid: Hey Mom! What in hell am I doing on that billboard?

  • Cory

    Where are the pro-choice billboards? They seem almost non-existant.

    • Kimberly

      I guess, as Jessica Valenti said in Full Frontal Feministing (as you can see, I just love quoting this book!), it’s because they (the pro-choice orgs) are too busy using their time and money to help women.

  • Matt

    No amount of dressing-up is going to make a month-old fetus look like the baby in the picture. Nor is developing “arms” (stumps) a quality that distinguishes human life — it is rather the higher brain functions and viability that occur around the six month mark, and abortion is extremely rare beyond that point (and I would suspect is done almost exclusively out of medical necessity for when a natural or induced delivery would endanger the woman).

    Also, while I would not discourage an adult for doing so, I wouldn’t glorify riding a motorcycle, especially not with a fetus/baby (which, ironically, would be extremely immoral and illegal). Even some anti-abortionists would have to take exception with the ad.

  • Mandy

    It always amuses me that the anti-choice billboards between Texas and Oklahoma use Comic Sans as the font.