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Obama ad suggests girls cannot succeed in life without the HHS mandate [Video]


The Obama campaign has released a new ad suggesting that little girls will never be able to live full lives unless the government subsidizes their birth control.

The YouTube video titled “Letters to the President: The Dreams of Our Daughters” features a mother talking about her two young daughters, six-year-old Daisy and nine-year-old Caroline, in a letter to President Obama.

She thanks him for the HHS mandate, which requires all religious institutions and other businesses to include free coverage for birth control, sterilization and abortifacient drugs even if it violates their deeply held religious beliefs.

While no overt mention of the Catholic Church is made, the mother in the ad complains that she is “upset” that birth control is still controversial in 2012 – making no reference to the fact the president picked the fight with the Catholic institutions.

The mother then compares birth control with using cough medicine.

“This is just one reason why I am so passionate about getting you re-elected this year,” the mother says. “We need a president who will stand up for women’s health … The dreams of all our daughters are at stake.”

Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, herself a mother of young girls, was appalled by the Obama campaign’s implication that her daughters’ success depends on the president being involved in her sex life.

“What mother looks at what she wants for her daughter and think the best thing she can do is do guarantee that she can have a happy sex life and a protected sex life,” Dannenfelser said. “Providing contraception to underage girls arms them for a sex life that will destroy them.

“Men will take advantage of them. Contraception sets you up to be a sexual pawn. Most girls just do not know how men think.”

According to Dannenfelser, this factor is precisely why Susan B. Anthony and other early feminists objected to abortion because it allows a man to get away without having to face any consequences.

“This is not the fundamental freedoms that women fought for, not even close,” Dannenfelser said.

Dannenfelser sees this ad as an effort by the Obama campaign to throw a red herring to distract attention from the president’s hostility to religious freedom and to the Catholic Church in particular.

It is also telling, she said, that the ad omits reference to sterilization and the coverage of abortion drugs.

 

Comments

Comments

  1. P Walker says:

    One more piece of evidence, piled on the existing heaps of evidence, that Obama supporters are idiots!

  2. C says:

    Ewwww…using these adorable little girls as props in ridiculous political propaganda with sexual themes is disgusting and creepy!

  3. C says:

    Just gotta say…hello? What has changed that free birth control is why I should vote for Obama again?

    Sheeesh…this is ridiculous…my daughter went on birth control pills in her teens due to a health condition and I pay the usual co-pay.

    How did this become some kind of referandum on women’s health and rights? Pay the co-pay!

    Btw…I certainly can’t afford a convertable and my kids bedrooms are much smaller and furnished with used furniture. If I can afford $20 that ridiculous woman can.

    UGH!

    1. Lovely says:

      I’m about 2/3 through the book now. I contunie to find Obama profoundly evenhanded in his analysis. Clearly a thoughtful man. I was particularly impressed by the chapter on Faith, which is a serious testimony of a sincerely committed individual. He’s a little pedantic sometimes, giving 5 examples where 3 would do, but that’s a matter of style. The point is that he KNOWS there are 5 examples rather than having a shallow understanding of the topic.

  4. You have got to be kidding!!!! I cannot believe that a mother would write such a letter. This has got to be some kind of political propaganda.

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