In case you didn’t see the Super Bowl, the Broncos won—sorry Carolina fans.
But what may be the most interesting thing about the Super Bowl from a Christian worldview perspective is the Doritos ad that featured a expecting mother receiving an ultrasound (watch it below if you haven’t seen it).
What seems like an innocent joke (at least to me and my friends watching the game) was condemned as “anti-choice” rhetoric by abortion activists. Apparently for the pro-choice, treating a ‘fetus’ like a true person is just too much. Here’s a tweet that NARAL (a pro-choice organization) shared to show their disdain:
— NARAL (@NARAL) February 8, 2016
Bethany Jenkins saw through their flawed logic:
— Bethany Jenkins (@BethanyJenkins) February 8, 2016
This is just one more example of how the pro-choice movement (or as Albert Mohler so helpfully calls “the Culture of Death”) has to control the conversation by sanitizing common-sense words like “baby”, “mom”, and “dad”. Many times (like the NARAL tweet), the gaffes of pro-choicers help us see clearly behind their facade.
Here are a few more telling tweets on the controversy:
First you humanized babies,
then you make puppies seem adorable.
Doritos, you people are monsters.
— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) February 8, 2016
What backlash against Doritos ad teaches us is that ultrasounds & babies = worst enemies of pro-abortion movementhttps://t.co/HXfAZNHmFQ
— Kevin Halloran (@kp_halloran) February 8, 2016
— ZooKeeperKevin ن (@ZooKeeper_Kevin) February 8, 2016
— Denny Burk (@DennyBurk) February 8, 2016
— Doc Washburn (@DocWashburn) February 8, 2016
— Bridgit Boeve Smith (@BridgitSmith) February 8, 2016
Dear @NARAL, do you know want "humanizes" fetuses?
— Countermoonbat (@CounterMoonbat) February 8, 2016
— Lila Rose (@LilaGraceRose) February 8, 2016
NARAL is very upset that people might realize that unborn babies are babies and not figments of their imagination.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) February 8, 2016
I'm tired of all these Super Bowl commercials vehiclizing cars. #NARAL
— Keith Plummer (@XianMind) February 8, 2016
— Eric Metaxas (@ericmetaxas) February 8, 2016
Shorter #NARAL. Cool to humanize intestines, singing lambs, and foot fungus, but don't you dare humanize a baby.
— Jake R. (@jaker1419) February 8, 2016
— Chad Pecknold (@ccpecknold) February 8, 2016
— Adam White (@adamjwhitedc) February 8, 2016
- Keep praying to fight for life. [See: 21 Days of Prayer for Life from The Colson Center]
- Speak out when appropriate using clear pro-life arguments. [See: Free Training Session in Pro-Life Apologetics]
- Vote for pro-life candidates. [See: When Christians Should Be One-Issue Voters by Joe Carter]