Mehcad Brooks has lent his star power and "seductive" talents to raise awareness on the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The Necessary Roughness hotness is featured in a new video produced by the Center for Reproductive Rights ... holding a rose, talking to the camera as if he were addressing a lover on their "anniversary" and calling her "baby".
"An anniversary like this is not something you forget," said the actor in reference to the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion.
FOX News—predictably—is not pleased with Brooks or the pro-choice spot.FOX News' The Five devoted a segment to the video. "If you are pro-life, or if you’re pro-choice, I think everybody can agree there is something tasteless about this ad," said Andrea Tantaros. "It seems to glorify and sexualize abortion. I don’t think one woman out there celebrates the anniversary of her abortion."
The video does come across as a little cheesy. But if it gets people talking and organizing around reproductive justice, so be it. Also: Love the fact that Mehcad uses his sex appeal to encourage a woman's right to choose, gay rights and marriage equality.
Watch the PSA and the news clip AFTER THE JUMP ...
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