On Sunday, Doritos aired a Superbowl ad depicting an unborn baby on an ultrasound screen reacting to a father waving a Doritos chip.
In a bizarre twist, abortion advocates took to social media, criticizing the ad for, among other things, “humanizing fetuses.”
NARAL (formerly National Abortion Rights Action League) tweeted,
— NARAL (@NARAL) February 8, 2016
Now, to be fair reactions to the ad have varied even among pro-lifers. Some pro-life commentators have praised the ad; one pro-life writer called it “a bit tasteless,” but as many have pointed out, if there are problems with the ad, “humanizing” the unborn baby shouldn’t be listed among them.
After all, if an unborn baby is not a human being, then what is it?