Planned Parenthood found itself engulfed in controversy when an ad in support of the organization was recently posted to the internet. The ad in question depicted a short video of a live baby girl before displaying the caption “she deserves to be a choice.”
The ad, which comes from left-wing advocacy organization the Agenda Project Action Fund, gained popularity after Nigerian pro-life activist Obianuju Ekeocha posted the video to her Twitter feed on Friday.
Although the ad is only 40 seconds in duration, it has elicited strong reactions from many who have seen it. Texas Governor Greg Abbott posted his horrified reaction to Twitter, saying: "This has to be a joke. If not, it is truly jarring.”
The video presents footage of a happy baby girl cooing as the tune of a lullaby plays in the background. Interspersed with the footage is a message that reads: "She deserves to be ... loved, She deserves to be ... wanted, She deserves to be ... a choice."
Patricia Heaton, widely known for her outspoken support of the unborn in infamously liberal Hollywood, took to Twitter to ask: "Um...which ghoul at @PPFA decided this was a good idea? 'Let's show a beautiful infant girl, then list the criteria she needs to meet in order to avoid being aborted!"
Um...which ghoul at @PPFA decided this was a good idea? "Let's show a beautiful infant girl, then list the criteria she needs to meet in order to avoid being aborted!" https://t.co/kjy7Q9SyYS— Patricia Heaton (@PatriciaHeaton) November 10, 2018
Pop singer Kaya Jones couldn’t hold back the disgust she felt after seeing the ad: "Please brace yourself. This is the most demonic thing. Evil pure evil," she tweeted Saturday.
Please brace yourself. This is the most demonic thing. Evil pure evil. The new Planned Parenthood ad AP Action Fund. pic.twitter.com/k6JpR2FDjN— Kaya Jones (@KayaJones) November 10, 2018
The ad, which was originally uploaded to TheAgendaProject’s YouTube channel, also caught the attention of Alexandria DeSanctis, a staff writer for National Review.
"This ad looks like it ought to have been created by an anti-abortion group or a satire show to make pro-choice people seem like horrifying zealots. But it wasn't,” she remarked.
Matt Walsh of the Daily Wire commented that the ad "seems almost to go out of its way to highlight the beauty and lovability of the child. It presents human life—wondrous, miraculous life—and says, 'Yes, it is good to kill this person.”
Walsh went on to say that “This is what every pro-abortion ad says, and what every pro-abortion person believes, even if they will not be so forthright about it. We should give the Agenda Project credit for being open and honest about what they believe and support."
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Video courtesy: The Agenda Project