The pro-life community has reacted swiftly to the controversial Obama ad that likens voting to sex and first-time voting to losing your virginity.
A group of pro-lifers called Pro Life Artists Unite created a new image that encourages people to practice “Obama Abstinence” by not voting for the president for re-election. The counter-image features left-wing actress Lena Dunham, and the message “Don’t lose your job because of an unwanted Presidency.”
Several pro-life leaders have also responded to the Obama ad with comments condemning it:
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“It is deeply disturbing that a father of two young girls could approve such a demeaning ad,” said Lila Rose of Live Action. “President Obama’s latest campaign ad is a desperate and an offensive stereotype. Again, his campaign reduces women and their concern of political issues to sex and birth control.”
“The recent ad by President Obama that compares voting to losing your virginity is distasteful and demeaning to women. This is a desperate campaign willing to stoop to any depth, including using female sexuality in a profane way,” said Ashley McGuire of the Catholic Association.
“If the White House thinks all women are this way, this is utterly sexist. Would they make an ad like this for men if Michelle were running against Ann Romney? No. Not only do they demean sex, they make women out to be downright silly about it,” said Hadley Heath of the Independent Women’s Forum.
Gary Bauer, president of American Values, said, “So the president now wants to seduce young women by asking them to ‘do it’ — vote– for the first time with him. I hope parents will talk to their daughters and tell them about the sweet-talking men who promise girls the world in order to have their way with them, only to abandon them the next morning, when the girls realize that the empty promises were just part of the seduction.”