This week Planned Parenthood partnered with various film creators to launch a new campaign under #WeAreUNSTOPPABLE. The crusade consisted of a series of short videos this past Thursday, highlighting women and young girls pushing back against stereotype boundaries set by society.
The first video, which was published to Planned Parenthood's YouTube channel was titled, “I told them.” The clip highlighted how females defy the stereotypes often set against them. It was in this particular recording Planned Parenthood destroyed its own platform.
While the video, very obviously, sought to praise women in all their accomplishments, it also degraded the idea of women needing anyone or anything to help make those accomplishments reality. It touted that women will show up to any challenge thrown their way and come out the victor. But that was not the only argument they managed to shatter with overwhelming irony.
The video took the accidental paradox one step further, bringing motherhood into the spotlight. During the video, a woman is seen with her young child as the narrator states, “they told me I would never go back to work.” The only conclusion the audience can draw from the statement is she did, in fact, go back to work, completely destroying a key argument in the pro-abortion arsenal that motherhood can prevent women from accomplishing their career goals.
I suppose the greatest irony of this new campaign is the theft of a pro-life message we have been pushing all along. While the abortion industry has insisted women need their services in order to achieve any kind of successful life, the pro-life movement has been supporting women through the curve-balls of unplanned pregnancy and providing resources to help them.
When looking at this video with ignorance to who made it, one can almost praise its message. Factoring in the creators, makes you wonder if Planned Parenthood is trying to be edgy or if they are really just that out of touch with reality.
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