Nov 5, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard
Excerpted from THE DAILY CALLER: A political video by a novelist and a former “Sex and the City” co-producer caught the approving eye Monday of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s political arm. It features young girls encouraging their mothers to vote to re-elect President Barack Obama so they can continue to have access to abortion.
The children in the video, who range in age from toddlers to their early teens, urge their mothers to vote for abortion access because they cannot.
“Mom, I can’t vote yet. But you can. So when you go into the voting booth, please think about me,” the girls say. “Think about me when you vote. And please, please, please, vote for President Obama. Otherwise your vote is a vote against me. Mom, make the right choice, so when I grow up, I can still have one,” the girls continue.
The video ends with white text on a black background concluding “Make the right choice, while you still can.” The pro-life website LifeNews, which first highlighted the video, described it as “exploitive.” But Planned Parenthood Action Fund and Kelly Simmons, one of the video’s co-producers, tweeted YouTube links on Monday.
Debra Kent, the former co-producer on the “Sex and the City” television series, created the film with Simmons, her friend and the author of “The Bird House” and “Standing Still.”
Kent, who now works mainly on commercials, told The Daily Caller that she was inspired to create the video while she was working on ads in Texas and Mississippi. She “was appalled,” Kent told TheDC, “by things I heard and observed regarding women and women’s rights.”