This video was created by the Center for Reproductive Rights to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. It’s quite possibly the most bizzarre thing that I’ve seen in so far in 2013. (I know, it’s only been three weeks.)
As I watched it the first time I thought that this must be some sort of spoof. It must be some subtle, yet tasteless, Pro-Life satire. I was wrong. It’s for real.
Abortion means that Americans are free to get sexy. Abortion means that men can approach women with the most lecherous intentions and not have to worry about the consequences. Nothing can stand between us now that we have abortion (hands slapping together suggestively).
Let me merely note that Mehcad Brooks looks and sounds like Hollywood’s stereotypical Satan. Now I’ll move on.
When Mehcad says, “from all of us,” gesturing in an empty room, I couldn’t help but imagine that he was talking about his aborted children who weren’t there. It’s all very macabre. What ever happened to the days of “Safe, legal, and rare”?
Recently Time Magazine, that bastion of liberal values, ran a story about how American public opinion has been steadily turning away from the Pro-Choice movement. Videos like this one will certainly not help their cause. Let’s hope they keep making outrageously out-of-touch videos. I don’t want to “celebrate” a 50th anniversary.
HT: First Things
Well, the center for reproductive rights finally got a clue and removed the video. But you can still watch it on Youtube here.
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