“Bans Off My Body”: Hollywood’s Desperate Attempt to Sell Abortion

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Celebrity Musicians Encourage Fans to Support Abortion

Remember when abortion was discussed in muted voices, and always in private? Planned Parenthood decided sometime around 2016 that the answer to all that shame and guilt was to encourage more abortion. They used hashtags to sell it as something akin to a big girls’ night out. Women are encouraged to talk about it, sell it, and celebrate it publicly. 

A Gallup pole released in June found 60% of Americans take a pro-life position: they want all (21%) or almost all (39%) abortions made illegal.

The #ShoutYourAbortion Movement provided the first venue. Visit the website, and you’re just another girl with a glass of wine, telling your story to an appreciative audience.  

Some of the comments:

“I couldn’t imagine putting my life on hold and all my dreams to have a child.”

“I know now to be careful, but I will never, ever feel guilt or regret.”

“My two abortions changed my life for the better.”

“Shameless in Seattle.”

“I had an abortion and I’m not embarrassed.”

The website even sells a t-shirt that says, Everyone knows I had an abortion! Ahh, the love, the friendship, the camaraderie. Almost makes you feel like you need to have an abortion to sit at the cool kids’ table.

Planned Parenthood, Pop Musicians, and #Bans Off My Body

On August 26, Planned Parenthood introduced its newest campaign, called “Bans Off My Body.”  Isn’t that cute? Kind of like,“hands off my body,” but that would send the wrong message. Who signed up to sell it?

Nearly 140 popular musicians, including Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry did. They’ll be telling you how evil, “anti-choice” politicians are placing restrictions on abortion all over the country. The PP website declares: These musicians “are saying access to sexual and reproductive healthcare is about the same type of freedom that allows them to create music and speak their truth.” It took some serious gymnastics to tie abortion and music together, but we should never underestimate PP’s ability to market.

The artists started earning their endorsement fees almost immediately.

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The musicians have even promised to rally the troops at their performances and to encourage attendees to sign petitions, donate to PP, and “protect women’s healthcare.”

Live Action Reports Otherwise

If you’re reading this, you probably already know that Planned Parenthood is not about healthcare.  As Live Action’s Lila Rose reported, “Planned Parenthood does zero mammograms, performs less than two percent of women’s cancer screenings in the U.S., offers virtually no prenatal care, yet does over a third of the nation’s abortions—887 abortions every day.”

The Planned Parenthood website says, “In state after state in 2019, anti-abortion politicians have rushed to ban abortion – either outright or at a point before many people even know they’re pregnant.” They conveniently leave out NY, VA and other states, where abortion access has been expanded. (Who can forget NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s order to light up the NYC skyline in pink, in celebration of the right to kill all restrictions and all fetuses after 24 weeks?)

Abortion and GenZ

There has long been an advertising mantra that “if a celebrity says it, it must be true.” But that may be where PP has it wrong. Celebrity-worship of music stars is always strong among the youngest. But who was holding signs at the Women’s March saying, “I Don’t Regret My Abortion?” Not GenZ women, which most researchers define as those born between 1999 and 2015. 

Yes, GenZ includes some who are children, but many are high-school and college students. Those pink-hat-wearing women were mostly millennials and baby boomers. And there are signs that GenZ may be rebelling against our abortion-obsessed culture. Look at the number of high-school and college kids who participate in The March for Life every year. Take a peek inside a GenZ chatroom on abortion. You’ll find many comments like these:

“a difficult decision that should be allowed in extreme circumstances”

“should not be encouraged, it should not be used as a form of birth control, and it sure as shit shouldn’t be taxpayer funded”

“Those who deny the humanity of the unborn are science deniers”

“It shouldn’t be used as birth control, but it should be available to people who were raped, or have a health threat.”

“I find pro-choice people to be bad liars, all the time.” 

“Don’t celebrate it”

“We should not just ignore the murder of innocents”

They don’t sound like young people who are susceptible to the whims of celebrities. As the mother of a 17-year-old boy, the discussions on abortion I hear among high-school kids gives me hope. Maybe it’s their way of rebelling against the previous generation.  Which, in this case, could be a very good thing.

Pro-life Majority

So while celebrities continue to see how far they can push abortion, as in Michelle Wolf’s comment on Netflix’s 2018 10th Annual Salute to Abortion, “God bless abortions, and God bless America!!” average people in this Country still value the lives of the oldest and the very youngest among us. 

A recent Gallup poll proves it. A recent poll, released in June, found 60-percent of Americans take a pro-life position: they want all (21%) or almost all (39%) abortions made illegal. Our voices must be louder than the 140 celebrities who will be saying otherwise, because it’s simply not accurate. And it’s a matter of life or death.

DeeDee Wiese

DeeDee Wiese

DeeDee Wiese is a writer for NRN and a retired advertising and P.R. executive. She lives in California with her husband and son.

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