A new DirecTV ad (below) has some viewers upset because it treats children as disposable rather than valuable.
The commercial shows a couple sitting in front of a TV, complaining about missing a favorite show. Singer Jon Bon Jovi suddenly appears with his guitar and begins singing about having the “power” to turn various aspects of their life “back in time.”
The song becomes a bit disturbing, however, when the camera turns to the couple’s little boy who is coloring on the wall with crayons. Bon Jovi sings “… and maybe reconsider having that second child” and the child suddenly disappears with a pop. The parents then look at each other, as if they are considering the idea.
“See, that’s the power to turn back time,” Bon Jovi sings, ending his song.
The commercial is meant to be humorous, and certainly young children can be frustrating to care for at times. But the commercial inadvertently touches on a bigger problem in today’s society, one that has become pervasive largely as a result of the abortion industry.
Children in the womb are treated as disposable objects rather than valuable human beings. Abortion businesses like Planned Parenthood often sell their deadly product as a method of family planning – as if there were some magically perfect time for children and a perfect family size that will make women happy. If it isn’t the perfect time, just abort the child and try again, they say.
Wishing that you could go back in time and get rid of a child because he colors on the walls sends the same type of unrealistic message that the abortion industry does. The truth is that parenting can be rough. Children are not perfect, and problems happen. But these things do not mean that children should be erased from society on a whim. Children are valuable human beings who deserve more respect than our society gives them.