A smooth talking, handsome ladies man sits by the fireplace in a luxurious leather chair, fine suit, sipping an expensive cocktail, with a Bible (?) on the table wishing his "baby" a happy 40th anniversary.
If the "baby" in question had been a real woman with whom he was romantically celebrating 40 years of marriage to, it might not be so creepy.
However, the "baby" in question is actually the Supreme Court decision which has led to more than 55 million literal babies being killed legally in this country alone. The anniversary is that of Roe v. Wade.
Actor, Mechad Brooks is being criticized for starring in a video that is gaining notoriety for being "the most offensive pro-abortion ad ever."
While the video seems like something one would find on Tosh.0, Conan, or Saturday Night Live, it is not a spoof. Rather, it was released by the Campaign for Reproductive Rights to commemorate Roe v. Wade and garner support for the continuing legality of abortion-on-demand.
But the image of a suave male lover, particularly an African-American, romanticizing and sexualizing the abortion industry's legality is too much for many who find the killing of fellow human beings at their most vulnerable state of development disturbing.
Ryan Bomberger, of TooManyAborted.com observes:
The Center for Reproductive Rights, like Planned Parenthood, certainly understands its main demographic. “Happy 40th Anniversary, Baby” ironically uses a man (who is normally treated as persona non grata) to pitch abortion.
The fact that CRR use a black man just screams irony. With the black abortion rate as high as it is and black fathers as absent as they are, it’s just sick to see Mehcad Brooks shill for the number one killer in the black community, and the killer of 55 million plus since ’73.
Bomberger's comment reflects the outrage of many within the black community who note Planned Parenthood's racist eugenics-based origins under founder Margaret Sanger and the toll abortion has taken on minorities in general, particularly the African American demographic, and those deemed "undesirable" by society (and thus unfit for life).
The video seems very much at odds with the entire tenor of most forms of feminism, which is often identified with the pro-choice movement (though there are many feminists who are staunchly opposed to abortion, and who cite similar opposition by feminist pioneers such as Susan B. Anthony). It remains to be seen whether pro-choice feminists will be consistent in their criticism of CRR's new ad.