by C.J. Williams, Director of Community Engagement
As the baby's face swims into view, and then fades to black, words scroll across your screen. She deserves to be loved. The tinkling bells of a lullaby play. She deserves to be wanted.
The screen fades again. The baby gurgles.
Finally, the last fade-in: She deserves to be a choice.
This is an ad created and run this week by a a pro-choice 501(c)4 non-profit called The Agenda Project.
Women deserve a choice. Babies deserve to be chosen, reads the summary on YouTube.
Yes, babies deserve to be chosen. But this ad brazenly implies that they should be exterminated if a mother or a father or society happens to find them inconvenient.
Is this a bizarre pro-choice ad? No, it is a consistent pro-choice ad.
At the root, accepting abortion means making human life a product or commodity: your life is worth nothing if you're not chosen by someone more powerful in an abortion-distorted world.
The gut-wrenchingly eerie aspect of this video is that it portrays bloody dismemberment as compassion. That's not bizarre. That is terrifying.
Then the final text scrolls across the screen: #StandwithPP
How about not?