Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss was written in 1954. Did the author mean it as a pro-life book? Probably not, as apparently he and his wife were pro-choicers. Seems like if nothing else he would have wanted more youngsters to have the opportunity to read his books. “Pro-legalized abortion childrens’ author” seems oxymoronic to me.
But I think the book is a great metaphor for the pro-life position. Consider the theme:
A person’s a person, no matter how small.
The ones in danger in the book were called Whos, not whats. Horton the elephant was mocked and reviled for wanting to save the ones no one could hear.
All the rationalizations can’t change the simple scientific fact that the unborn are living human beings and the simple moral fact that it is wrong to kill them just because they are unwanted. The size of a human being is irrelevant to her worth. The “morning after pill” kills a human being after reproduction, as does every other form of abortion.
Matthew had a good point in the comments: The world needs a lot more defiant faithfuls like Horton – 100%!
P.S. The Foot Book was really about gun control and Green Eggs and Ham was about traditional marriage. Probably!
Hat tip: Apologetics.com radio show