The PSA, if anything, resembled a sexualized alcohol commercial more than anything having to deal with abortion. At first, the man played by Brooks reminded us of big government. He claims to know what is best for women. He lectures that motherhood would "put limits" on her, and would be a hindrance to both her and society.
He then goes on to proclaim that he will always be there for her, "today, tomorrow, and forever." That is how much she means to him, to "us," and then "all of us." CRR promotes women and government as the key figures in the issue of abortion while leaving the baby's father out of the issue altogether.
This video seeks to promote the role of government in reproductive rights and diminish the role of men. In situations that are less than ideal, men need to be encouraged to face the situation alongside the women in their lives. Instead, of "taking care of the problem" because it's convenient, life should be affirmed.
Also, the video suggests that fatherhood should be disregarded altogether. By making light of pregnancy, and the concept of parenthood, the video sends the message that it's perfectly fine to go back on your actions, instead of stepping up to the plate and making the best of the situation.
Once a life is created, there is no going back. The father and mother are still parents, regardless if the baby is given the opportunity to live or not.
Our generation needs to stand up for the culture of life and come alongside men and women that have been hurt by abortion. We need to unite in saying, "40 years is enough!"
Our nation can take a lesson from Relient K's song "Who I Am Hates Who I've Been" where they say, "stop right there, that's exactly where I lost it. See that line, well I never should have crossed it...it's the very moment that I wish that I could take back."
We wish that we could take back every single life. It's sad to think of each potential life and the amazing contributions that they could have made in this world. It takes a movement to undo something this big.
The pro-life movement is not some manufactured machine. It's a grassroots movement with millions of Americans, from children in school to mothers and fathers of all vocations, representing all Americans and standing up for the fundamental right to life of all human beings in all stages of life.
We need to step up as the pro-life generation and heed to Harvard law professor Mary Ann Glendon’s advice, which was given in 1995 at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing: “All who are genuinely committed to the advancement of women can and must offer a woman or a girl who is pregnant, frightened, and alone a better alternative than the destruction of her own unborn child.” What was true 20 years ago is even more applicable today, at a time when a baby is aborted every 94 seconds.
Instead of celebrating the widespread deception of the abortion movement, let’s do all we can to celebrate and create a culture of life.