Last year’s pro-life Superbowl advertisement was enough to offend the pro-choice community. And really, if you think about it, it wasn’t the worst that it could be. So, of course, there are plans for just that: something epically worse. Because what better way to reach an audience of millions than the only time we ever want to watch television for the commercials?
Pro-life blogger Jill Stanek does not think there is one. And, in turn, is quite excited about the prospect of ”a 30 second Superbowl ad showing the graphic reality of abortion.”
In her opinion, the release of the advertisement would be fantastic:
…pro-life activists like me would be ecstatic, if such a word can be used to describe fulfillment of a passion to see a …
… multitude of people face the truth about abortion. Activists believe that only by understanding the reality of abortion will the culture be wholeheartedly persuaded against it.
I didn’t want to pass judgement on what this woman considered the “reality of abortion” before I explored the website that she writes for. And, well, let’s just say that other articles on it include “The ‘gay-ing’ of America: How perversion is packaged, perfumed, and gift wrapped – and sold to us!” She also has a blog called “Pro-Life Pulse” that has a terrifying sonogram picture of a fully formed fetus with a halo on their head saying “He’s on his way.”
So alright. I can only imagine that this advertisement that’s being concocted for the Superbowl is going to be some ridiculous representation of an extremely rare, extremely late term abortion to garner some sort of visceral reaction from its audience. I’m not saying that late term abortions do not happen, because they do (and I still believe that it should be up to the individual carrying the fetus to determine if they terminate the pregnancy at that point), but the majority of abortions are performed before there is any significant fetal development.
What I’m really wondering, though – because this woman is smart, and must know the true reality about most abortions, i.e., that there is no potential for the fetus to be “born alive,” as she is quoted as saying on her website – is what the people behind this ad and those supporting it think they’re going to accomplish with it. They can show a doctored image of a “baby” on television, but all that’s going to do is gross out frat boys, cause a bunch of controversy amongst pro-choice activists, and not really change anyone’s minds about anything. Because the people that believe that what they are portraying is truly factual will continue believing that, and people who do not believe that will continue to think that it is not factual and will merely get angry.
Meanwhile, parents will get pissed that their children just saw some gory shit on television (as if we need more of that, right?), and just tell them to ignore it.
So really, this whole campaign for a “graphic abortion Superbowl ad” is counter-productive to what these pro-lifers want to do, in my opinion. But go ahead guys. Really. Have fun continuously making yourselves seem uneducated and ridiculous.