Damn… this ad from the Center for Reproductive Rights is just too sick to believe.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade we didn’t buy a ruby. Instead, the Center for Reproductive Rights asked Mehcad Brooks of the USA Network’s “Necessary Roughness” and HBO’s “True Blood” to prepare a special video message just for you.
See how much of this crudeness you can stomach before you turn it off.
If I didn’t know any better I would say that this grotesquerie was created by an anti-abortion group posing as a pro-abort group to turn people away from abortion because I can’t think of a more repellent way to celebrate Roe v Wade’s 40th anniversary than to have some asinine black MAN sitting back in his comfy arm chair sounding all sexy and Barry Whitish about what some white abortionists like to call ridding the world of “ugly black babies.”
Recall that abortion disproportionately impacts the African American community. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that black Americans had a staggering 42% of all abortions in America in 2008 (the most recent year for which abortion data is available) yet according to the Census Bureau, African Americans composed only 12.6 percent of the total population.
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In Mississippi, black babies make up an astounding 78% of the abortions. Happy 40th baby.
Could he not have used a more unfortunate choice of words? The clod.
And then there’s the fact that this is a man celebrating abortion – in essence – a man celebrating his right to pressure a woman into having an abortion because presumably he’s too feeble or immature or irresponsible or just too much of a selfish jerk to be a father.
The study “Induced abortion and traumatic stress: A preliminary comparison of American and Russian women” published in Medical Science Monitor found that 64% of American women “felt pressured by others” to have an abortion. We can safely assume that some of the individuals doing the pressuring were men.
How many women have been pressured by their men into having abortions they didn’t want, and later cried bitter tears of regret — meanwhile this smarmy ass sits there smugly trying to act all sexy and cool about it. Up yours, buddy. You disgust me.
This man has a much more compelling abortion ad. Josiah is an ordinary young man, with an extraordinary story.
Not to mention Norma McCorvey, the Woman Behind Roe v. Wade says, “I’m Dedicating My Life to Overturning It”
Norma McCorvey, known to the world as Jane Roe, the plaintiff in the well-known Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion in the United States, explains her effort to obtain a legal abortion in the 1970s when facing an unplanned pregnancy. However, she has never had an abortion and now realizes that her court case was the biggest mistake of her life and currently fights to stop abortion.