Planned Parenthood Launches “When Is Your Body Your Own?” Campaign. What About a Baby’s Body?

Opinion   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Oct 26, 2018   |   12:20PM   |   Washington, DC

In a desperate attempt to motivate young, pro-abortion voters, the abortion giant Planned Parenthood launched a series of videos this week that ask, “When is your body your own?”

The videos are part of its “Unstoppable” campaign, which claims “no equality is possible” without birth control and abortion on demand. Its manifesto also calls for freedom from sexual violence, equal pay, paid family leave and a rejection of racism, homophobia and transphobia.

“We wanted to really illuminate the many ways in which Planned Parenthood impacts our lives” through the videos, said Tanya Selvaratnam, who directs the campaign’s art program, according to the pro-abortion blog Refinery 29.

Three new videos, some featuring very young girls, are meant to encourage women and girls to be strong and to overcome stereotypes and stigma. They do not directly mention abortion – Planned Parenthood’s central business. Instead, they tell brief stories of women and girls who ignore people telling them they can’t do things by proving they can.

One story in the “My Body Is My Own” video shows a mother with her two young children talking about overcoming a leg amputation. Another shows two very young sisters almost in tears talking about a boy who called one sister fat, Glamour reports.

Cynthia Hill, who directed the video, told the magazine she wanted it to be a positive statement about how women can declare control over their bodies.

“I think that’s really, in a nutshell, what we want for people to get out of this, is to be able to tell their stories and to tell it with power and to be able to take ownership in a way that is healing and to be able to move forward,” Hill said. “You get to tell your story; you get to control that narrative in a way that you didn’t have control before. It’s no longer something that’s just been done to you.”

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A person who does not know anything about Planned Parenthood could watch the videos and feel inspired to help women and girls overcome difficulties in the world. And that’s what the abortion giant wants people to think about its work. But its cleverly deceptive message hides the truth.

Abortion is Planned Parenthood’s big business. It aborts approximately 320,000 unborn babies each year, and boasted a record income of $1.46 billion last year. So, it benefits by telling women “my body, my choice.”

But a woman’s body is not merely “her own” during pregnancy. There always is another body involved – the living, unique human body of their unborn child.

The abortion industry avoids talking about unborn babies at all costs, because their existence is a reminder of how barbaric abortion truly is. The very purpose of an abortion is to destroy the life of a unique, individual unborn baby. Almost all abortions occur after the baby’s heart already is beating. And every aborted baby already had his or her own unique DNA.

The abortion industry claims to empower women and girls. But the truth is Planned Parenthood is the one telling women they can’t succeed unless they abort their own children.

Pro-life voters are expected to come out in strong force this November, remembering that their mothers rejected the lies of the abortion industry and made the courageous, empowering decision to choose life.