New York, New York — A commercial released yesterday by the Center for Reproductive Rights in celebration of the 40th year of Roe v. Wade is generating much discussion among viewers who are largely disgusted by the presentation, one of which called the advertisement “creepy.”
The video features Mehcad Brooks of USA Network’s Necessary Roughness and HBO’s True Blood, who is sitting by the fire, holding a rose. In what first appears to be some sort of romantic message about the remembrance of one’s wedding anniversary later obviates to be a presentation in support of abortion.
“To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade we didn’t buy a ruby,” the Center for Reproductive Rights writes under the description of the video. “Instead, the Center for Reproductive Rights asked Mehcad Brooks … to prepare a special video message just for you.”
“Oh, hey baby,” Brooks begins, smelling the rose. “What, did you think I forgot? I didn’t forget. How could I ever forget our anniversary?”
“All these years, so many people said we’d never make it. They’ve been trying to tear us apart — take you away,” he continues in a sensual voice. “Put limits on you. On me. On us.”
Brooks then states that he will fight for his “anniversary.”
“But every time, we’ve proven ourselves stronger. An anniversary like this is not something that you forget. No, no, no, baby. It’s something that you fight for,” he says, winking. “And that’s exactly what I’m gonna do, baby — fight.”
“A few of us — well, actually, a couple hundred thousand of us — have chipped in to get you something mighty special, baby. And we’re going to be standing right by your side — today, tomorrow, and the years to come, because that is how much you mean to me, baby — to us. To all of us,” Brooks adds with a laugh. “So with that, happy anniversary, baby. Looking good for 40. Mmm, mmm, mmm.”
The video ends with a “happy anniversary” message from the Center for Reproductive Rights, which asks people to “show their love” for Roe v. Wade.
“This one of the most disgusting videos I’ve ever seen,” commented viewer Jarrod Cecil. “If this motivates someone to have an abortion, God help us all. Sickening.”
“Who is the pervert who thought of this? This man loves abortion (hard to imagine anyone whose soul is so dead that he or she would love abortion),” added Roseanne Sullivan. “Abortion has been promoted from the beginning by men who want sex without consequences instead of faithful, fertile, committed marital love. They can use women all they want and leave them to abort any children they conceive.”
“Of course creepy cads love abortion,” wrote pro-life blogger Jill Stanek. “Is there any feminist out there who won’t be insulted by this video? Or will they try to laugh it off? And blacks? Will they, too, shrug off the stereotype?”
“I am post-abortive and it is offensive to watch this [man] carry on like this,” another woman wrote. “I used to support abortion until I killed my child and couldn’t be escorted out the clinic any faster when I showed up a week later with abortion regret and reaching out for help like the clinic staff said I could do at anytime. At that point, I realized the abortion industry does not care about women like they say they do. I was pro-choice for many years before killing my child.”
The video, which as of press time has been viewed over 17,000 times since yesterday, has over a thousand dislikes and less than one hundred likes.
A reported 55 million babies have lost their lives since the 1973 decision of Roe v. Wade.