Over the past year, there has been a debate raging about abortion and the Democratic Party. Is there room for pro-lifers in the party? Can liberals oppose abortion? According to one video, the answer is yes — and it implies that liberals are hurting their own cause by supporting abortion.
Titled “You Will Never Know Me,” the video features a number of people talking about where they stand on political issues like gay marriage, immigration, and civil rights. “I believe in feminism. Animal rights. LGBT rights. Gun control. Civil rights. Bridges not walls,” the people in the video say. “But you will never know that about me. Because I was aborted.”
Directed by Jack Thomas Smith and his fiance Mandy Del Rio, the video was created to show liberals how their diehard abortion advocacy is setting them back. “I wanted to show the hypocrisy of liberals and abortion. First of all, they’re hypocrites because they are already here,” Smith said. “Second, they very well could be aborting those who will someday believe in and champion their very causes. For example, feminists always say ‘my body, my choice’ but what if your pre-born child is a girl? Shouldn’t it be her body, her choice?”
Unfortunately, the fact that the video features a pro-life message meant that it was difficult for Smith to find actors willing to appear in it. “To cast this little public service announcement was one of the toughest things I’ve done because so many actors and actresses are so liberal,” he explained. “You would not believe how many people blasted me. The actors and actresses would say ‘Oh, a man should never say what a woman does with her body. This is horrible what you’re trying to do.’”
But he persisted, because he believes that this was an important statement that needed to be made — and he was right.
Editor’s Note: Watch the video below for a counter to the idea that abortion is “what a woman does with her body.”