Josh Whedon is a writer for the famous Avengers movies. He recently put his movie-making skills to Youtube, developing a brief emotional video titled “Unlocked.” The video is propaganda which supports the death-loving, blood-gluttonous organization falsely known as Planned Parenthood (PP). The video can be seen here.
The video dramatically showcases three women, and by working in reverse, we see how awful and hard their lives would be without Planned Parenthood murdering 300,000 babies every year, and then in normal temporal order, compares that to how much better their lives are since Planned Parenthood is allowed to murder millions of babies.
The video, without using any words, essentially makes the same 3 tired, smoke-screen arguments that PP advocates use regularly, and it is this:
Without Planned Parenthood, women would not have availability to breast cancer screenings, S.T.I. education/medication, or to birth control.
The first woman in the video is a woman seen collapsing and dying in a hospital bed. A quick glimpse of her Mammogram results in the video showed she had breast cancer, and her family cries at her death bed.
The problem is Planned Parenthood does not even provide mammograms by their own admission. They do provide breast exams, and then refer women to places where they can receive proper care.
However, breast exams and the places where women actually receive mammograms and treatment would obviously be around without PP.
The next woman in the video was a young girl who watched her friend run off in fornication at a party, and it was insinuated her friend picked up an STI and was angrily showing her hook-up partner her medication and pamphlet on STI’s.
Her guilt-ridden friend was later seen with a large group of other beautiful and happy youngsters being educated about S.T.I. prevention by a PP employee.
Yet again, this is a straw-man argument garbed in an inappropriate appeal to pathos.
Free S.T.I. testing and education are available all over the country. In fact, women’s health organizations who often offer these services free to the women (as the one in my town does) are far more available than Planned Parenthood “health” clinics are.
On top of that, even while PP exists, they are still not helping women at a higher rate than other health clinics already are.
The idea implied in this video, that without the baby-murder factories, women all over the country would not receive care and would be dying of breast cancer is simply not close to true.
The video, and the arguments alike, also demonstrate a very pessimistic view of good ol’ fashion American economy. If Planned Parenthood was shut down due to the well over 300,000 children they torture to death every single year, who is to say other places would not come about to offer these non-abortive services?
Even if one grants that there would be a gap (which there likely would not be), this gap would just be blood in the water for a new healthy entrepreneurial group. If birth control, breast exams, and S.T.I. treatment are in high demand, and people are willing to pay for them, someone will offer them, that’s how markets work.
The False Dichotomy
Planned Parenthood could be that someone above, provided they cease murdering innocent children immediately. The video, and these arguments alike, establish a false dichotomy. The argument is that PP, in order to exist, must offer all of these services as well as child-sacrifice, or nothing at all.
If they wanted they could simply stop killing little babies, and offer these other services. Why is that option not presented? The reason is because these arguments are smoke screens hiding us from the true reason people want PP around: they want a place to murder their children without consequence, and for a relatively affordable price.
Besides, if the lie that PP and its supporters constantly peddle that abortion is only 3% of their annual services then certainly this would hardly effect their profit and business.
The Abortion Cover-Up
The last woman in the video was by far the most disturbing and the most important in demonstrating the main point we all need to see about Whedon’s disgraceful video.
A clearly pregnant young girl is found holding a letter informing her she received a full scholarship to a University. Her Mom was also shown as being devastated and angry with her as she held her pregnancy test in her hands crying.
The first thought on my mind was that this clearly pregnant young girl was going to go get that little nuisance floating around in her uterus, which we call a living human child, murdered. I mean, after all, there is simply no way to go to college and be a single mom! And obviously, no one should ever have to deal with the consequences of their free sexual actions, therefore the only reasonable option is to go get that baby killed.
I know the baby didn’t ask to be born, and I know the baby should not have to be sacrificed so she can pursue her dreams, and I know the baby is innocent, and I know the baby didn’t make her have sex, but obviously, the baby should die before she loses out on opportunities she wants. Sacrifice the child’s freedom in order to ensure her own!
The irony behind my sarcasm is that we call this barbaric, selfish, animalistic thought the product of a worldview called secular “humanism.” There is nothing human about abortion. It is pure evil, the kind hardly even seen among wild animals.
But, when the video ran, it did not show the young girl doing what I had anticipated. It showed her preventing that pregnancy by receiving birth control, not terminating it.
There are two primary issues with this. First, as has been stated, Planned Parenthood does not need to exist in order for young girls to receive birth control.
Secondly, why would this girl need birth control? Why was abortion not an option? Why was she and her mother so upset? If abortion is not immoral, why should it be rare? Why should it not, in and of itself, be considered a form of birth control?
What was demonstrated by Whedon, and by all those who make these arguments is that they are red-herrings. Whedon must hide the fact that Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider in the country because he knows it is wrong. Everyone knows it is wrong. That is why it did not make its way into this video.
The Double Standard
What amazes me is that this video, which represents the psyche of abortion fanatics everywhere, could beg the question so badly.
In order to praise PP for all the other “good” they do is to completely beg the question: is abortion moral?
These arguments, even if granted in toto, are completely irrelevant to whether or not PP ought to exist.
If you’re an abortion advocate reading this, please follow this thought experiment with me:
What “good” could Hitler have done, apart from murdering millions of Jews, that could convince you going to war to end his regime was immoral?
How much money could he donate? How many children could he adopt? How many scholarships could he give a young person? What good could he do to allow you to put up with slaughtering Jews?
Allow me to make it more personal: May I rape 10 women next year if I vow to donate $100,000 to breast cancer research?
I desperately hope those questions were rhetorical.
Now, suppose abortion is wrong. Suppose for a moment that Christians and conservatives and everyone else who believe it to be immoral are right.
Suppose that those over 300,000 abortions which PP recorded last year were actual people. Suppose they were actual children. Suppose they were real, innocent, living babies. Suppose PP committed over 300,000 murders last year.
How many birth control pills could justify that? What could they possibly do on the side to make up for that?
What World Do I Want?
You see, this video misses the point entirely. These arguments miss the point entirely. No matter how many women they are helping, if those 300,000 abortions are real people, real children, and they are being murdered, none of their charity work matters.
So I can answer the question posed at the end of the video very easily. Whedon asks, “What world do you want?”
I want ta world where a nation actually protects babies.
I want a world where mothers do not sacrifice their children for their own pleasures.
I want a world where the womb is not the most dangerous place for a human being to be.
I want a world where other human beings do not get to decide the “humanness” of others.
I want a world where life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are actually granted to everyone.
I want a world where fornication and teen-sex are not socially acceptable.
I want a world which acts the way our righteous God and eternal King designed and requires us to.
I want a world where murder is wrong.
I want a world in which Planned Parenthood does not exist.
Fighting Fire With Fire
Unfortunately, in my experience, few abortion supporters are interested in actual reasoning about the issues of who the unborn are and what rights they have. I experience far more emotionalism than rationality. Empty platitudes not relevant to the discussion are screamed, and very dialogue happens. They prefer dramatic Youtube videos of women dying and crying, rather than reasoned discourse and honest debate.
Thankfully, Apologia Church responded to this video on the video’s terms. It provided a different version of Whedon’s emotional video, and beat him at his own game. The response is artistic and brilliant. Please, watch the video here and please share it on your social media accounts.