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The Wailing Wall of Wichita

Actual alternate suggestion: The Via Dolorosa.

by
Irin Carmon
June 13, 2012
(Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

(Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

Fundraising is underway in Wichita, Kansas for a so-called “National Pro-Life Memorial.” Wichita, you’ll recall, is the pro-life place where an abortion provider, Dr. George Tiller, was murdered — pro-life-ly! — while attending his church three years ago.

According to the Wichita Eagle, the plans for Spirit One Christian Ministry’s memorial include “an exact replica of the Wailing Wall at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The 60 crosses symbolize 60 million abortions.” The crosses really do make for an exact replica of Judaism’s holiest site.

It could be worse. It could be a fake Auschwitz.

Irin Carmon is a senior correspondent at New York magazine and co-author of The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Her Twitter feed is @irin.