Jump to content

Abortion ad.


  • Please log in to reply
74 replies to this topic

#1 Bkrsdzn+1

Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:18 AM

I think we, ie prolife and prochoice people, might be able to agree on this one.
Is this not one of the most weird and creepy ads you've ever seen?   How on earth the people who made it could think it would further their cause, I have no idea!!
http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=X2QXzzBFlCc
At risk of offence to my American friends, I have to say 'only in america'.

#2 Bkrsdzn+1

Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:38 AM

QUOTE (stopwhiningatme @ 24/01/2013, 09:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's odd they used a male.  Beyond that, I think it's very clever.

Really? Clever? I thought that even prochoice people agree that abortion is a serious thing that should be rare. This ad treats abortion as a wink-wink, lighthearted thing. It is not.
And, not to mention that smooth talking, seductive men are responsible for a good portion of unplanned pregnancies, and pro-choice feminists are always talking about how the men aren't the ones to carry the pregnancy, they get off easy, etc. right? So i don't see how anyone could see it as clever.

#3 TobiasFLK

Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:42 AM

Agree shell. It is extremely poor taste.

#4 Riotproof

Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:45 AM

I think it's really weird. I think it's interesting they chose a male and that particular take on it. I guess making it a human rights issue isn't very marketable when the humans affected are female.sigh.

#5 Bkrsdzn+1

Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:53 AM

QUOTE (Madame Protart @ 24/01/2013, 09:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Do you have another link?  I can't get that one to work.

Search YouTube for 'happy anniversary baby abortion'.

Edited by Shell14, 24 January 2013 - 08:53 AM.


#6 Just Another Cat

Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:53 AM

mellow.gif

#7 Lokum

Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:54 AM

I think it's weird. Even if they went with the 'happy anniversary' thing, surely a woman protagonist would  have been more appropriate?

I DO think treating the decision as something precious that you value and appreciate is good. And saying we'll fight to keep it safe is a strong message.

But a smooth talking, winking man? With all those, "mmm, mmm, mmm"s at the end? Seems an antithetical choice.

Edited for stupid ipad typos

Edited by Lokum, 24 January 2013 - 08:55 AM.


#8 Eeyolet

Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:55 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2QXzzBFlCc the first link was the mobile one.

#9 I'm Batman

Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:55 AM

I cant watch the ad, do you have a link for browser users?

Here is an interesting link to someone who works in an abortion clinic in the USA,what I found most surprising was that she stated the are a high number of deeply religous women getting abortions.

If the ad is bad, I would say anti abortion people are spreading it, they would do anything to show pro choicers as having bad judgement. Pro life* dont care about the baby once it is born, just that it is born, to quote george carlin "Conservatives want live babies so they can raise them to be dead soldiers."


crap. I really screwed up I meant pro life*

Edited by I'm Batman, 24 January 2013 - 09:38 AM.


#10 Riotproof

Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:57 AM

QUOTE (Madame Protart @ 24/01/2013, 09:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Do you have another link?  I can't get that one to work.

Search for happy anniversary baby roe vs wade

#11 Ange remplie

Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:02 AM

QUOTE (I'm Batman @ 24/01/2013, 09:55 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Pro choicers dont care about the baby once it is born, just that it is born, to quote george carlin "Conservatives want live babies so they can raise them to be dead soldiers."


That's not fair.  Some of us care about the protecting unborn life, and reducing poverty and improving social conditions, and want an end to war.  Don't tar us all with the most out-there weird American brush.

#12 EsmeLennox

Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:03 AM

That's just plain weird. Promoting abortion with sensuality and sex appeal? Not my cup of tea. It kind of sends a 'to hell with the conseuqences' message, not really what you want to achieve and I am very prochoice.

#13 EsmeLennox

Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:06 AM

I'm Batman, I'm confused prochoice people don't care about the baby after it's born? Did you mean prolife?

#14 Bwok~Bwok

Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:08 AM

blink.gif

Edited by Bwok~Bwok, 24 January 2013 - 09:08 AM.


#15 peach*face

Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:11 AM

The ad is strange.

But that has nothing to do with it being in poor taste, more to do with the creepiness of that guy at the end.

With that said, I am pro-choice and have had terminations myself. So I agree with the message, I just think the ad itself is just bizarre. If I didn't know that it was from a reproductive rights group I would think it was from a anti-choice group.

Edited by peach*face, 24 January 2013 - 09:12 AM.


#16 Tesseract

Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:13 AM

The responses in this thread indicate that they didn't hit the right note.

But personally I don't mind it so much. I guess it's a nod to all the people who have fought for reproductive rights despite huge opposition, and 40 years is something to celebrate.

#17 MrsLexiK

Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:24 AM

QUOTE (Shell14 @ 24/01/2013, 09:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Really? Clever? I thought that even prochoice people agree that abortion is a serious thing that should be rare. This ad treats abortion as a wink-wink, lighthearted thing. It is not.


I can't view the link at work (as I have no sound) but really putting stipulations on what someone who is pro-choice thinks isn't really allowing them to be pro-choice.  Being pro-choice but only for certain circumstances isn't really being pro-choice IMO.  I am pro-choice and if someone wants to use it concreception or take it light hearted then fine, not what I would do but it is their right to choose, which is what I support.

#18 twinboys

Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:26 AM

I agree that all women have the right to choose........But ewww that add does not sit well with me.

#19 PurplePaperFrog

Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:29 AM

I didn't know what he was on about.

Ridiculous ad and very creepy dude.

I don't think it furthers the cause for prochoicers. In fact it does the opposite.

#20 CupOfCoffee

Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:31 AM

QUOTE (PurplePaperFrog @ 24/01/2013, 09:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't think it furthers the cause for prochoicers. In fact it does the opposite.


That was my thought when I watched it.

It was just creepy.

#21 HandsOnNewton

Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:38 AM

QUOTE
A woman's right to her own body is precious, sacred, meaningful, untouchable....whatever else the skit was trying to portray. That isn't trivial. Marking the anniversary serves as a reminder not to take things for granted.

That exactly. Would have worked much better if they'd had a woman talking directly to camera, reminding us of the rights that we've fought so hard for and how we should be vigilant to retain those rights. That guy was just sleazy though.
I'm pro-choice FWIW. I would only have a termination myself if a pregnancy was incompatible with life (or a life of any quality) or if there was a danger to me to continue a pregnancy, but I fully support any woman's right to a termination of pregnancy for the reasons that feel right to her. I may not agree with the reasons, but I still support those rights, because the alternative is much, much worse.

#22 I'm Batman

Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:42 AM

watched it, was creepy and in bad taste.

also. yes I screwed up prochoice/pro life.

I meant pro lifer

I stand by those comments, raising children is hard, the person who would be forced into raising that baby is the best person to decide if they can handle it. There are many times when I think, I could drive us all off a cliff or something for some peace and quiet. Its cruel to a mother and a child to put them in such a precarious position if that is not something they want.

#23 Bobbypoppa

Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:44 AM

I see it more of a human rights add. I'm not offended by it at all. What I do find disgusting is the related comments on Utube mad.gif

#24 EsmeLennox

Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:47 AM

I'm not offended by it so much as just confused as to why they thought an ad like that would further the cause. Using sex to sell abortion just seems ir to me. I agree with the sentiment of the ad, I just don't like the way it's presented.

I completely agree with you I'm Batman, I was just confused for a minute or two there!

#25 bakesgirls

Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:48 AM

That was just plain creepy. All the 'mmm mmm mmm' at the end just made me cringe. I get the point of the ad, but having that guy do it, did the ad no justice and I think made the point of the ad redundant.


.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

What you need to know about ovulation tests

Most people who are trying to get pregnant know that the best time to conceive is in the few days after ovulation.

Surviving a miscarriage at sea

A cruise with your family is among the most absurd settings for a miscarriage, but it is certainly not the worst.

Mum of three denied tubal ligation because she's 'too young'

A 22-year-old woman who is pregnant with her third child has had her requests for a tubal ligation denied because doctors believe she is too young.

Slapped cheek syndrome a danger for pregnant women

When a pregnant woman is infected, the likelihood that her foetus will be infected is about 50 per cent.

The signs and symptoms of ovulation

If you're hoping to conceive, one of the most important things you need to know about is ovulation.

We all know 'mum guilt' - but what about 'dad guilt'?

I remember the first time I felt mum guilt, within days of having my first child. The feeling was so intense I rang my own mum to debrief, hoping she'd tell me I wouldn't feel this way very often.

Kristen Bell urges mums to be their own superhero

When it comes to motherhood, actress Kristen Bell is her own superhero and she thinks other mums should be too.

Pram review: GB Pockit travel stroller

In a world of ever-shrinking gadgets, it's no surprise prams are getting smaller. We put the record-holding GB Pockit through its paces.

The beautiful Bombol Bouncer is back

The gorgeous Bombol Bouncer is back - and boasts two chic new colours to boot.

Gadgets and accessories for wine lovers

Looking for a gift for the wine lover in your life - or just something for yourself?

Free ticket offer

Pinky Mckay joins us again at the Essential Baby & Toddler Show presented by Blackmores with her expert baby settling advice. Register now for your free ticket.

The adventure doesn't have to stop: here's how to travel with baby

The best part about our outdoor adventures? It makes my husband and I better parents, since we're happier while adventuring.

Woman crashes car to save mum and baby's life

A good samaritan saved a mother and baby from being seriously injured by crashing her own car into theirs.

Should you tell your boss about your postnatal depression?

Returning to work after having a baby can be daunting, and when you're experiencing postnatal depression or anxiety it can seem even more overwhelming.

TV noise can slow toddler word learning, study finds

Background noise from the radio or TV might be making it harder for your toddler to learn learn new words.

Teresa Palmer on her molar pregnancy and 'unsexy' conception

Teresa Palmer is basking in pregnancy glow as she awaits the arrival of her new baby.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

For the festival lover in all of us

Pre-book & Save 50%. Get your tickets now for Kidtopia Festival. 7-9 October 2016 Parramatta Park, Sydney.

Why drinking water can be deadly for babies

H2O is one of the necessities of life, but for babies a seemingly harmless amount of water can be fatal.

5 ways having a baby is different when you have older children

So much parenting advice is geared towards having your first baby, but what's it like having a baby when you already have children?

You can now make your own plush Falkor

Fans of The NeverEnding Story – of which there are certainly plenty – went crazy for these plush Falkors when they first went on sale last year.

Baby steps

10 things that will actually happen after having a baby

I thought I had prepared myself for motherhood. Then my baby girl arrived and knocked everything flat.

Having a baby: expectations vs reality

People love to warn you about what to expect when having a baby, but they can be way off when it comes to the reality.

Are we having fun yet? Thinking positively as a parent

Motherhood is wonderful ... except when it sucks.

The adorable smile of a baby seeing his mum clearly for the first time

There is no doubt seeing their child smile for the first time is an unforgettable moment for parents everywhere.

When breastfeeding doesn't go with the flow

Breast is best, except when it's not. And in our case, it most definitely wasn't.

'If you don't vaccinate your kids you're a bloody idiot'

The photos are heartbreaking and almost too difficult to look at, but Kayley Burke is begging other parents to take notice.

Why pregnant women should eat chocolate

In news that will make expectant mums jump for joy - and reach for a block of Cadbury - scientists have revealed chocolate could provide health benefits during pregnancy.

The baby born with an incredible head of hair

If you're in any way challenged in the follicle department, prepare to feel a jolt of envy - at a two-month-old baby.

The push for Medicare to fund lactation consultants

While meeting with a lactation consultant can make an enormous difference to a new mother, it's not a service that is available through the public health system.

Parents, this is how to cut grapes to avoid choking

One mum has learnt a harrowing lesson about the best way to cut grapes to make it safe for toddlers and little kids to eat.

Three truths about C-section mums

Lately I've been thinking about the caesarean stories and the brave women who birth their children with strength and beauty.

Help! My baby will only sleep in my arms

It's stressful to be the one who is holding your baby most of the day, but it's even more stressful to wonder, 'am I doing something wrong? Or am I creating bad habits?'

 

Free ticket offer

Essential Baby & Toddler Show - Sydney

The Essential Baby & Toddler Show, presented by Blackmores, will be held in Sydney on 23-25 September. Register for your free ticket now to save $20!

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.