Finding humor in abortion is apparently a quickly growing trend.
Just last week, Teen Vogue published a story in which the writer argued abortion “can be funny.” Now, as Argentina’s Senate prepares to vote next month on legislation that would legalize abortion until the 14th week of pregnancy, one developer has created a video game that grotesquely mocks the pro-life movement.
According to Kotaku, the object of the graphic game — “Doom Fetito” — is for players to procure an abortion-inducing drug called misoprostol. In order to obtain the abortifacient, players have to defeat Nazi-like police officers, pro-life women, and priests, all of whom they can kill.
Hay un feto gigante suelto por Libertador. No salgan de sus casas. pic.twitter.com/apVFgTijYb
— Diego Iglesias (@IglesiasDiego) March 25, 2018
The players will then reach “the boss,” an unborn child designed to resemble a massive cardboard infant that first appeared at Argentinian pro-life rallies in April. Once gamers have successfully killed “the boss,” they are greeted with this message: “You defeated fetito! Give this misoprostol to those in need so they might defeat it, too!”
The game’s creator, Florencia Rumpel, also made the players’ armor green to mimic the bandanas worn by real-life protesters to represent “free, safe and legal abortion.” Rumpel readily admits she made the game to mock pro-lifers.
“What these anti-rights people were doing was plain ridiculous, and someone had to point that out,” she said.
Rumpel went on to say she would be happy if the game “stop[s] being relevant” on Aug. 8, when the Argentinian Senate votes on whether to legalize abortion across the South American country.
Pope Francis, who is from Argentina, has urged his home country to maintain its current restrictions on abortion, which is only allowed in cases of rape or if the mother’s life is at risk. In March, the pontiff penned a letter pleading for the “defense of life and justice.”