“Necessary Roughness” actor Mehcad Brooks and the pro-abortion Center for Reproductive Rights want America to celebrate the deaths of an estimated 56 million unborn lost to abortion since the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision 40 years ago. Their subsequent release of a video “Happy 40th Anniversary, Baby” this week has been branded as gauche, “skanky,” “sick” and “disgusting.”
Please see the macabre original video and compelling response video from Day Gardner which shows what the anti- aborts really mean to celebrate. [UPDATE: There was such an outrage from both pro-lifers and pro-aborts that the video has been taken down.]
In the original video Brooks is dressed to kill, holding a rose, striking a cocktail glass and saying “Hey baby, did you think I forgot?”
With a background if sinister flames, he continues, “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. Put limits on you. On me. On us.”
“But every time we’ve proven ourselves stronger. An anniversary like this is not something you forget.”
In response, using Brooks as a voice over, Gardner portrays the graphic images of the victims of Roe VS Wade.
As a pastoral counselor to many young women, and director of African American Outreach at Priests for Life, I was upset by the spot. A young woman in her 20s sent me her reaction and I think it’s so compelling. This young woman wrote: ‘I feel molested after seeing it. Skanky, fitting for what it celebrates, sick. Is he married to abortion?’”
She had previously viewed “Necessary Roughness,” but she and many others will be turning the channel in the future.
As an African-American man, Mehcad Brooks should be shielding women from abuse and working to foster new generations of good men. Instead, he is spreading slime over the airwaves.
When I viewed the original, I felt violated and felt like I was observing evil personified. Women are outraged. I’m post-abortive, and this is the last thing I and millions of other post-abortive women will tolerate.
While Day’s response video brings my own pain to the surface, I’m glad for her courage. Our babies deserve to have the truth before the eyes of the people.
As my co-creator of our internet talk show THE VISION, a former Miss Delaware and president of the National Black Pro-Life Union, Day is “spot on it.”
“I found it totally disgusting. It turned my stomach,” says Day. “I thought the whole thing was very demonic because he’s sitting there as a member of the black community and we have the highest abortion rate. As a man, he’s a bad example when the black community has such a problem with its men stepping up to be the fathers their children need. This is so evil and so wrong on many levels. “Every time he said the word ‘baby, I kept seeing all the babies that were tortured and brutally killed since the Roe v. Wade ruling. More than 55 million children have been killed and this idiot is laughing.”
Read what others have to say: [Excerpts from Anita Cranes WND report]
“In the 40 years since Roe v. Wade was set down, more than 55 million unborn children have been killed while that many mothers were wounded by abortion. Ask the post-abortive women who stood on the steps of the Supreme Court yesterday if the abortion they now painfully regret was sexy or romantic. The Center for Reproductive Rights and Mehcad Brooks should be ashamed for attempting to glamorize abortion in this way – women deserve better.”
Marjorie Dannenfelser, founder and president of the Susan B. Anthony List
“Women deserve better than abortion.” Feminists for Life
“As abortion supporters celebrate Roe as a romantic anniversary, I have to think about the 56 million children who will never celebrate an anniversary with anyone. It’s beyond disrespectful… [for] Mehcad Brooks to make a joke out of the violent deaths of millions of unborn children while millions of mothers and fathers mourn the loss of their children to abortion.” Lila Rose, Live Action News
“This video represents an all-time low for the pro-abortion movement.
“It’s misogynistic and exploitive. Even worse, it’s making a joke of something as serious as abortion. Treating this issue so cavalierly is really insulting, not only to the pro-life movement but to all women. I can’t imagine this will appeal to even the most ardent abortion supporters.” Janet Morana, executive director of Priests for Life, co-founder of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign and author of the new book “Recall Abortion.”
“I actually went and commented on this guy’s Facebook, as many in my group are doing, just thanking him for showing us what abortion really is: the selfish and unapologetic exploitation of women.” Destiny Herndon-De La Rosa, a founder of New Wave Feminists
“I am the woman once known as the Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade. But I dislike the name Jane Roe and all that it stands for. I am a real person named Norma McCorvey and I want you to know the horrible and evil things that Roe v. Wade did to me and others. I never got the opportunity to speak for myself in my own court case. It is like a living hell knowing that you have had a part to play, though in some sense I was just a pawn of the legal system. But I have had to accept my role in the deaths of millions of babies and the destruction of women’s lives.” Norma McCorvey, Roe No More