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Nissan and Pampers commercials broadcast a pro-life message

Many have said that abortion won’t end in America until our hearts and culture change. Many believe that the pro-life issue cannot be just about the laws we pass; it must also be about the messages we speak in everyday life.

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Indeed, one of our main goals in the pro-life movement should be to foster a culture of life. Our personal lives should be lived in a way that values all human life. Our words should be spoken in a way that values all human life. Our attitudes should reflect the value of each and every human being. And our choices should be made based on the intrinsic, infinite value of every person and his or her equal right to protection and life.

Since I can’t help myself, I will also go off on a small but relevant rabbit trail and say that laws are equally valuable to the pro-life movement. Regardless of the culture, or rather, while we are working to change the culture, we must also pass laws.

We can agree that our culture is certainly anti-murder (minus abortion), anti-rape, and anti-robbery, and yet we still have laws against those crimes. And I doubt that we took a survey before we made laws against murder, rape, and robbery. Those things are just plain wrong, no matter what society thinks. Abortion is no different. Therefore, the cultural temperature should have no effect on the laws that need to be passed to protect the most innocent among us.

That said, the need to work at developing a culture of life cannot be stressed enough. Hearts and culture change when the truth is talked about openly and beautifully. And truth can be equally broadcasted in a speech focused on the pro-life issue and in a TV commercial that demonstrates the equal value and right to protection of every human life.

Take, for example, the two commercials below. The first is a fairly new ad put together by Nissan entitled “The Value of Zero.” If I explained the pro-life message inherent in this commercial, I’d give it away. You need to see it for yourself. But just see if you don’t get goosebumps when you see the picture that Nissan focuses on when it explains the true value of “zero.”

Here is another, somewhat older commercial that broadcasts a beautiful pro-life message. Indeed, every baby – planned or not – is a miracle that deserves protection. Wow, did Pampers really just say that? Yes, they did! Watch for yourself. (Notice that they also refer to the baby on the ultrasound as “he,” as in a baby – not as “it,” as in clump of cells or some type of non-living entity. I mean, come on, folks – after all, it’s moving, and it is clearly a living baby.)

OK, now that you’ve seen the commercials, share your thoughts. Do you think commercials like this will help foster a culture of life? How do you think they affect the people watching them, even subconsciously? What do these commercials make you think about the value of life?

  • Lindsay Hayes

    These totally affect people…and those that are pro-choice…they may not admit to it but it definitely affects people on a subconscious level.  To be honest the subconscious is a huge part of turning the tide to a pro-life culture.  That’s why when people ask me why it’s so important to me if I have a pro-life president (& therefore I’m a “one issue voter”) I say it’s because EVERYTHING stems from the respect for life whether we realize it or not.  If one doesn’t recognize the preciousness of life (at all stages) then I don’t believe they can run a country to the fullest in the way it should be led.  We have to become a culture that doesn’t even think twice about whether or not a baby inside of a woman is a miracle and to not have a second thought about it means your subconscious is in the right place.  We have a long way to go but I’m so proud of the way the pro-life movement is swelling with love.  Love even for the abortionist, the mother, the family, the child, the “pro-choice enemy”.  Love will change the world.  We have to continue to work towards this mindset as a movement exemplify the beauty of life buy recognizing the beauty in everyone and loving even when it’s hard to love.  Thanks for the blog Kristi…these little bits of progress give us strength to keep up the good fight!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1353271669 Amanda Basabakwinshi

    Pampers doesn’t make a dime off abortion. But, any way the pro-life message can be supported is worthy. This commercial is awesome.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1353271669 Amanda Basabakwinshi

    And this song, folks, is about the birth of Jesus Christ, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxnP17r8E5o&feature=player_embedded

    Thinking of becoming a loyal Pampers customer!

  • Joe

    At seconds 45-47  “0 is worth everything!”

  • Jordan Elizabeth

    I was SO excited the first time I saw that Pampers commercial! I love it! I will definitely be using Pampers when I’m a mom :)

  • AdelieLee

    Geico also has a commercial out that I thought had a slightly pro-life slant. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2gu4wUpqYg.

  • MamaC

    I love that they include Down’s babies and ‘unplanned’ pregnancies. They are making a statement against what media wants the world to belive is ‘normal’. Having and raising children is normal, whether we have planned them or not. Abortion is not.

  • Michelle Thuldanin

    I think Huggies is also doing all the commercials with the dads in them? I LOVE those commercials!  I love seeing daddies making a comeback in mainstream commercials. Go Pampers, Nissan and Huggies!

  • Randy

    I was seing the baby in the womb all the way through the Nissan commercial.  But then again I’m pro-life.  I wonder if the pro-aborts would see the same thing.  As far as Pampers is concerned, abortion is detrimental to their business.  I love both these commercials.

  • PointeforJesus

    Yay for people sending thee right messages.

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  • oldmanbob

    I’m a bit long in the tooth to buying Pampers unless buying them for the local PCC, still when the time comes we could and maybe should buy a Nissan.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1021321806 Brendon Ward

    I think you’ve read too much into the Nissan ad.  They were repeating their use of round figures throughout the commercial, and a pregnant belly is round.  That’s all.

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