Pro-Life Woman Demands Apology After Democrats Use Her Image to Promote Killing Unborn Babies

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Oct 22, 2022   |   8:50AM   |   Washington, DC

Macy Petty felt shocked when she saw an image of herself crying outside the U.S. Supreme Court in an ad promoting a pro-abortion constitutional amendment in California.

The ad, which Hillary Clinton shared Tuesday on Twitter, makes it appear as though Petty was upset that the Supreme Court had overturned Roe v. Wade.

Actually, she was crying tears of joy.

Now, Petty, a young pro-life advocate, is demanding an apology from Clinton and Gov. Gavin Newsom and urging Californians to vote no on Proposition 1 in November.

“It is awful. They are totally manipulating those emotions and trying to promote the killing of innocent children because of my tears,” she told the California Family Council this week.

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Petty said she wept tears of joy outside the Supreme Court in June when it ruled on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health. The historic decision means states may protect unborn babies from abortion again.

However, the ad falsely portrays Petty as an abortion activist.

The 1-minute video promotes Proposition 1, a proposed state constitutional amendment that would enshrine the “right” to abort an unborn baby for any reason up to birth in California. Paid for by the California Democratic Party, it shows a brief clip of Petty crying on her knees as the narrator says, “We got mad, sad, scared” when Roe was overturned.

Petty said the ad creators should have known that she was pro-life because the video that they took the clip from shows her holding a Students for Life banner and standing with a group of other pro-lifers.

In a post on Instagram addressed to Clinton and Newsom this week, Petty wrote, “Although I am distinctly pro-life in the full video, you consciously chose to portray me as pro-abortion.”

She demanded that the campaign remove her image from the video and any other materials.

“I will not stand by as you use my face, my tears and my passion in a way that promotes demonic activity,” Petty wrote. “Could you not find an early 20-year-old who was truly sad about the Dobbs decision? You must manipulate the film of an obvious opponent to your campaign? Perhaps this is the indicator that America is truly pro-life.”

Petty and the California Family Council both are demanding an apology for the deceptive use of her image.

“Hillary Clinton, and Governor Gavin Newsom are falsely using a video of a pro-life woman to promote Proposition 1, California’s amendment to the state constitution, expanding abortion up to the moment of birth,” the pro-life organization responded this week. “Governor Newsom and Hillary Clinton should issue an apology for this misinformation and lying video.”

If Proposition 1 passes, California would become like North Korea and China where late-term abortions are legal even when the mother’s health is not in danger and the baby is viable and healthy, according to the organization.

Polls consistently show that Americans support laws that protect unborn babies from late-term abortions.

California has very few limits on abortion, and state Democrat leaders are working to expand the killing of unborn babies even more. The state has forced taxpayers to pay for elective abortions for many years, and young girls can get abortions without their parents’ knowledge or consent. A new law slated to go into effect next year will force all public colleges and universities to provide abortions on campus.

According to a new ANSIRH study, California has the largest number of abortion facilities in the country at 168; New York is second with 89. Abortion facilities reported 132,680 abortions in 2017 in the state, according to the Guttmacher Institute.