(VIDEO) Who Do You Trust? Cute Bunnies Or a Woman?
Written by Amie Newman for RHRealityCheck.org - News, commentary and community for reproductive health and justice.
This is a story of me and two TV ad spots. First, I viewed the American Life League's newest video that, according to some on Twitter, "will make pro-aborts see red." Honestly, it makes me puzzled more than anything else. I think ALL and their GOP supporters are in desperate need of sex-ed and a lesson in exactly what Title X, the family planning program they're crowing about, does. I wondered what cute little bunnies had to do with abortion and pregnancy until a colleague reminded me of the fail-safe pregnancy test methods way back in the day. Is ALL trying to bring back the "rabbit test", I wondered? In the earlier part of the 20th century, it was discovered that injecting a rabbit (or other small rodents) with the urine of a pregnant woman would prove fatal for the animal. It was ultimately discovered that it was not, in fact, an effective (or, of course, humane) method of pregnancy testing. Still, I'm thinking ALL may have an alterior motive here.
The video is being called "Bunnies in a blender" - enough said. Keep in mind that a) this is what ALL is comparing safe, legal abortion to - blending up bunnies - and b) this is in response to completely eliminating Title X, a safety net program which has absolutely nothing to do with abortion (other than that it helps prevent them, of course).
Title X, our 40 year old family planning funding program, was created by Republicans to ensure that all women, regardless of ability to pay, had access to family planning includling preventative care to stay healthy.
It's been unwaveringly successful as a program that does not only fund Planned Parenthood but public health centers around the nation. ... Read more