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Obama Campaign Ad Victimizes Women

Scrolling through headlines on TheBlaze, I came across what is possibly one of the most ridiculous campaign ads I’ve seen since I became interested in politics four years ago. Put out by the Obama campaign, the ad features a woman named “Jenni” who “has never felt this way before” and believes “it’s a scary time to be a woman” because Mitt Romney “opposes requiring insurance coverage for contraception,” “would outlaw all abortion,” and would “overturn Roe v. Wade” (actually, the Supreme Court could only do that…). Apparently, the Republican candidate’s pro-life stance makes him “so out of touch.”

Back the campaign train up a little bit. It’s a scary time to be a woman because the candidate who may become the next President of the United States is pro-life and thinks you should pay for your own contraceptives? The Obama camp has stooped to a new and just plain laughable low in trying to reinvigorate the originally fabricated “war on women.”

I’m not sure what disgusts me more—the Obama camp’s glaring attempt to victimize all women who want insurance-provider funded sex-lives, the attempt to create a gender war that isn’t there, or the absurdity of the selfish statement that “it’s a scary time to be a woman” because of Mitt Romney’s stance on abortion.

“It’s a scary time to be a woman,” says “Jenni” of the Obama ad. I think Jenni—and the Obama campaign—need to wake up, stop victimizing all women, pay for their own contraceptives, and not expect pro-life Americans to be “cool” with funding abortion with our tax dollars. Grown American women really have no excuse to be afraid.

It’s a scary time to be an unborn child. We have a President who twice voted against a partial birth abortion ban, and who stated that he wouldn’t want his daughters to be “punished with a baby.” We have an administration that dished out several million dollars in federal funding to Planned Parenthood branches in Tennessee, New Jersey and North Carolina when those states voted to defund Planned Parenthood of federal money.

It’s a scary time to be an unborn baby girl. Especially when those federally funded Planned Parenthood branches condone and counsel on sex-selective abortion.

Liberals cry for “women’s rights!” and for “a woman’s right to choose!” constantly. But under Obamacare, pro-life women don’t get to choose whether to support abortion or not, because insurance providers including religious institutions will be forced to fund practices against religious conscience. Obama and liberal politicians have already made that choice for us.

Jenni might be right—that it’s a scary time to be a woman—but for the wrong reasons. It’s a scary time to be a woman in a society that increasingly views women as objects for sexual gratification.

It’s a scary time to be a woman when those that supposedly so strongly support “women’s health” are the same groups that profit from emotionally scarring and life-changing procedures like abortions. I can’t count how many times I’ve seen an ad for Planned Parenthood in my school newspaper, entreating college students to “have a happy sex life” thanks to Planned Parenthood’s available contraceptive options. In a sick and twisted model of business, Planned Parenthood promotes promiscuity which inevitably leads to unwanted pregnancies, resulting in millions of abortions—and profits for Planned Parenthood—a year.

“Jenni” is afraid because she may have to pay for her own birth control and be told she’s not allowed to kill her unborn child. But she doesn’t seem afraid of the actual act of abortion, nor is she afraid of the repercussions she could be subject to. The ad doesn’t mention the two lives that were lost just recently when a young woman died after an abortion procedure. Jenni should be much more afraid of being exploited by the practices of Planned Parenthood than she should be of Mitt Romney’s pro-life stance.

This ad’s depiction of Romney is quite impressive to me, and actually reaffirms my support for him. But the ad is even more so a testament to the miniscule value that the Obama administration and most liberals give life itself. The claim that “it’s a scary time to be a woman” is selfish when you think about the baby girls who never have the chance to become women because of the mother’s decision for abortion rather than life.

It’s a scary time to be a woman if you find it necessary to paint yourself as the victim of individuals and candidates who believe it’s deplorable to force insurance providers to pay for procedures against their beliefs, and who believe that life is sacred, not something to be thrown away for convenience.

I’m a woman, but not a victim. President Obama, this ad doesn’t speak for me, or any other American woman that understands the definition of personal responsibility and values life.

Also posted on TheCollegeConservative and EagleForumCollegians. 

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