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I Got Goosebumps

CatholicVote has an ad that hits me right in my soft spot. It's a great ad in that it is so simple yet packs a punch with its delivery.

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I was excited too when I fi... (Below threshold)
Margee:

I was excited too when I first saw this ad. Then I checked each named person's history. Most of them were adopted by step parents and raised by at least one biological parent. Only 4 of them had the type of adoption that makes the case for adoption rather than abortion.

Only 4 of them ha... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:
Only 4 of them had the type of adoption that makes the case for adoption rather than abortion.

So how many cases do you need?

4 out of 17? Fewer than on... (Below threshold)
Margee:

4 out of 17? Fewer than one-fourth of the names listed? The "power" of the ad is the famous names--all these people adopted. The pro-abortion lobby accuses us pro-life people of being emotional without facts. This type of ad plays right into their argument. I loved their first ad Imagine spot 1. It was factual with powerful images and emotion. This one is emotion with only a few facts.

We don't need to be fulfilling their stereotype of us.

Margee,I'm impress... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:

Margee,

I'm impressed with your well reasoned reply. I don't dispute that the "pro-abortion lobby accuses us pro-life people of being emotional without facts", I just wonder what facts they think they have on their side? Obviously, life begins before birth, and thus, the pro-abortion lobby must believe that something magical happens at the moment of birth to convert a fetus into a baby other than it's change in address. These believers in magic then accuse pro-life people of trying to impose their religion on others.

I don't think John Lennon w... (Below threshold)
jmc:

I don't think John Lennon was ever adopted period. When he was 6 his aunt Mimi talked his mom into letting her raise John. However, his mother was a frequent part of his life 'till age 17 when she was hit by a car. That ad is pretty misleading.

Jack Nicholson, was raised ... (Below threshold)
jmc:

Jack Nicholson, was raised by his grandmother Who he thought was actually his mother until finding out the truth in his 30s. The truth being his sister, was actually his mother. Not sure if that qualifies or not but it is bizarre.


btw what is the song in the video? It's pretty good.

The ad should have featured... (Below threshold)
jmc:

The ad should have featured more cases like Dave Thomas, for the point it is trying to make. He was adopted at six months of age.

Marge,I don't see th... (Below threshold)
SCSIwuzzy:

Marge,
I don't see this ad as being explicitly counter-abortion, but rather pro-adoption. Catholic charities, who paid for this, is massively into adoption. The Church has been since before abortion was socially or legally acceptable.

One thing that I really app... (Below threshold)
Paul Hooson:

One thing that I really appreciate is how the Catholic faith is sometimes able to really encompass a vital life and death issue in a very reasonable message. Often many Catholic bishops have served as real voices of compassion and human decency on many issues including life, war, the death penalty and poverty.

Dave Thomas was always one of my favorites. He was often a guest on Robert Schuller and other religious prgrams. And I admire his business instincts as well. From his secure position as the right hand man at Kentucky Fried Chicken of Col. Sanders to going out on his own and risking everything opening his own company, Thomas was always a true gentleman, yet a very serious businessman. A true adoption success story. One of my father's own brothers was adopted, after his natural brother died of SIDS, his heartbriken parents replaced him with an adopted baby so that the home still had the joy a baby. It did wonders for their sorrow, turning it to joy.

As a woman I often ask why ... (Below threshold)
syn:

As a woman I often ask why do Feminists hold such hatred and contempt towards life; why are they so determined in their relentless and ambitious fashion to extinguish all that is innocent and good.

Why must Feminists destroy innocence in order to feel empowered?

Is Feminism so weak that to validate itself it must target the weakest and most innocent?

I am woman, hear me roar...I cannot be as weak as Feminism determines I should be.

All this criticism is BS. T... (Below threshold)
Pretzel Logic:

All this criticism is BS. The point is, these are all scenarios that today would make it easy for a young woman to walk into planned parenthood. But in these cases that didn't happen. The world would certainly be a different place if they all did. Great video.

Jack Nicholson, wa... (Below threshold)
Jack Nicholson, was raised by his grandmother Who he thought was actually his mother until finding out the truth in his 30s. The truth being his sister, was actually his mother. Not sure if that qualifies or not but it is bizarre.

When I was growing up, I actually knew a guy in the exact same situation. Never saw his "sister", but when his "mom" would greet me at the door when I visited, I remember thinking, "wow, she's old."

It was, of course, a teen pregnancy which resulted in an out-of-wedlock birth and the father was long out of the picture. He was told the whole truth when he was an adult. I can't imagine the psychological impact it must have had on him.

I wonder how often this happens.

"The truth being his sister... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

"The truth being his sister, was actually his mother. Not sure if that qualifies or not but it is bizarre."

What was seriously wrong with this, is his family kept him in the dark all those years and he had to find out from an outside source. You just don't do that to a child.




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