Couples For Christ & Teodora Anti-Abortion Campaign PSAs (found Filipino series of abortion PSAs; 1999)
In 1999, Couples for Christ & Teodora made two series of abortion PSAs which are called "Manger" and "Twinkle". The two PSAs are deemed to be disturbing and unsettling, especially the "Manger" one where a human fetus was shown.
Premise[edit | edit source]
The "Manger" version starts with a child singing Do You Hear What I Hear? with a zoom of the manger's blanket. A closeup of the blanket was shown and blood then drops to the blanket. A stick was then dropped, and after that, a human fetus was dropped with a closeup of it shown. The manger was then shown again with words appearing: WHATEVER YOU DO TO THE LEAST OF MY BROTHERS, YOU DO UNTO ME. The words FOR CHRIST'S SAKE, FORGET ABORTION and the end card was shown.
The "Twinkle" version starts with a black background and a female child singing Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. After seconds, the words: 30 seconds of darkness in memory of millions of aborted babies who never saw the light of day and Stop Abortion Now. The hotline was then shown and the logos of Couple for Christ and Teodora.
Availability[edit | edit source]
On April 29, 2020, Jemmanuel Cordero posted on The Spooky Advertisements Group about the "Manger" version which started the search effort for the PSA. Many people remembered this airing in December 1999 and 2000 of the same month.
On June 8, 2021, alroightmaite uploaded the "Manger" version (now unlisted). It was publicly reuploaded by Duvmasta on June 17, 2021, and the "Twinkle" version was found by the same user on July 2, 2021. The commercial was on Adeevee the whole time and more info about both versions was found.
Videos[edit | edit source]
External Links[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "Manger" version Retrieved 18 Dec '21
- "Twinkle" version Retrieved 19 Dec '21
- Jemmanuel Cordero's post about the Manger version. Retrieved 19 Dec '21
- Facebook post about the two PSAs. Retrieved 19 Dec '21
- Adeevee page about the Manger version. Retrieved 19 Dec '21
- Adeevee page about the Twinkle version. Retrieved 19 Dec '21