Promoting Obamacare: Beyond Shameful

The foundation of Obamacare is based on getting young, healthy individuals to sign up in order to pay for the elderly and those currently without insurance.

That need has produced a number of efforts designed to lure “millennials” into taking part in this massive takeover of one-sixth of the U.S. economy.

Two progressive Colorado organizations think they have the solution: promote sex outside of marriage.

The latest ad from ProgressNow Colorado and the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative features a young woman named Suzie and man named Nate.  Beneath their names the ad says “hot to trot.”

Under the caption “Let’s get physical,” Suzie, who is holding an open box of contraceptives, says:

 “OMG he’s hot.  Let’s hope he’s as easy to get as this birth control.  My health insurance covers the pill, which means all I have to worry about is getting him between the covers.  I got insurance.”

The ad continues with “Now you can too.  Thanks Obamacare!”

The overall campaign, called “Got Insurance?”, is a takeoff of the “Got Milk?” ads.

A second ad shows a young woman, apparently intoxicated while at a party, holding a pack of birth control pills. A young man tells her: “You’re excited about easy access to birth control and I’m excited about getting to know you.”

Other ads have featured young people engaged in drinking games.  All of the ads only appear on social media.

“Just when you think our culture can’t sink much lower, someone comes up with a new level of debauchery,” said GRTL Education Director, Suzanne Ward.  “This approach not only promotes immorality, it will lead to more abortions when things don’t go as planned.”

Ward  also said the ads are another example of the real war on women.  “When promoters of evil get desperate, they will use women in the vilest of ways to advance their cause,” he said.

Kelly Maher, Executive Director of the Compass Colorado,” was quoted in the Denver Post saying the ads are “…demeaning and belittling [to] women with shallow sexual caricatures and making light of serious women’s health issues.”

Amy Runyon-Harms, executive director of ProgressNow Colorado, defended the ads.  “We think this ad is really about healthy relationships and that people are taking control of their lives with health care,” she said.

Emily Miller, senior editor of opinion at the Washington Times, disagrees. “…treating young women like cheap sluts who don’t care about their health or wellbeing other than getting cheap birth control pills to have sex with strange men is offensive,” she said.

Though the picture often looks bleak for pro-life supporters, the best option remains the 2014 Congressional election and the 2016 Presidential and Congressional election.

GRTL strongly urges its supporters to stay in touch with their Congressional representatives to let them know that this law must be changed and in a way that does not use public funds to provide any abortion-related practices or medications.



by Wayne DuBois
Media Relations Advisor