A twenty-two second clip making its rounds over social media this past week features a stunning twist that might make abortion advocates question their own arguments.
“You Will Never Know Me,” a self-funded public service announcement from film director Jack Thomas Smith and his fiancée Mandy Del Rio, features people declaring their support for causes like feminism and open borders.
“I believe in feminism. Animal rights. LGBT rights. Gun control. Civil rights. Bridges not walls,” the group tells viewers. “But you will never know that about me. Because I was aborted.”
Smith, a writer, director and producer of films like DISORDER and INFLICTION, told The Daily Caller News Foundation that he wanted to create an ad that showed how liberals are hurting themselves by being staunch supporters of abortion because they are possibly aborting the very people who will share the same values as them.
“I wanted to show the hypocrisy of liberals and abortion. First of all, they’re hypocrites because they are already here,” Smith told TheDCNF. “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?”
The release of the PSA coincides with the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children, a yearly event that occurs on the second Saturday of September. Sponsored by the Pro-Life Action League, Citizens for a Pro-Life Society and Priests for Life, the day calls for people to gather at the graves of aborted children to host prayer vigils.
Smith created “You Will Never Know Me” because he felt that it was a statement he needed to make about the current debate over abortion; he’s preparing himself for negative reactions from groups like Planned Parenthood should the video take off, he told TheDCNF. He already ran into some backlash while trying to cast the video.
“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 said to TheDCNF, adding: “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.'”
Regardless of the potential backlash, Smith said it could be worth it because “it’s something I believe in, and it’s a statement I wanted to make.”
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