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.
See the San Diego Foundation website.
(This report courtesy of San Diego News Notes)