You’ve heard of the ludicrous law – In Arizona, women are pregnant before they even get pregnant.
If you’re like thousands of others, you’ve seen the video – New York Actress/Singer/Songwriter, Taylor Ferrera is “moving to Arizona,” so she can be pregnant too, even though she hasn’t conceived a baby.
Ferrara wants to move to Arizona so she can eat whatever she wants. She wants to move to Arizona so she can pee wherever she wants. She wants to move to Arizona so she can get a seat on the Subway – if they didn’t think underground transportation was evil. She wants to move to Arizona so she’ll have special spots to park her Porsche in – even though she doesn’t own a Porsche – but they’d buy her a Porsche – otherwise, she’d go back to New York and have an abortion – and by abortion she means not get pregnant.
Here’s the video:
Thanks to Americans Against the Tea Party, I had an exclusive opportunity to speak with Ferrera, who has done a number of YouTube videos, but typically on less serious subjects. But Ferrara, like most Americans, was shocked by Arizona’s new law, the most strict anti-abortion law since the Supreme Court ruled on Roe vs. Wade, making abortions legal across the country.
Ferrera, a charming, funny and upbeat 24-year-old, read about it on Facebook and struggled to find anything good to say about the law, so she tried to bring “some silliness” to what most people view as anything but silly. Despite the video being about a very polarizing issue, she didn’t want to be polarizing.
“If everyone saw things as silly as they are, people might not do terrible things,” she said.
Although a strong Obama supporter, she doesn’t see herself as more politically active than the average voter. When asked about alleged apathy among people her age, she said, “A lot of people feel that (Obama) didn’t accomplish everything he said he would, but look at everything that has been accomplished!” She acknowledges that “a good amount of young people are disillusioned. They are more focused on the issues that affect them.”
What are the issues that affect Ferrera? She cares about women’s rights. She’s happy that, thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare), her parents are able to keep her on their insurance as she waits tables hoping for her big break. She wants everyone to have healthcare.
She considers herself “a little religious,” and has a background that might surprise some. She was born in Florida, moved to Minnesota and then her family settled in West Virginia, where she went to college and studied theater. She moved to New York after graduating, hoping to make a career in performing arts. She started out as an Episcopalian and later a Lutheran, but in high school, she temporarily became interested in Mormonism. There were several Mormons in her school and she thought they were “cool.” She never seriously embraced the religion and is not a practicing member of the typically very conservative religion.
Of course, I then asked her what she thought of the GOP front-runner, Mitt Romney.
While acknowledging almost entire disagreement with Romney’s positions, many of which were influenced by the Mormon church, she said, “the Romney campaign should be embracing his Mormonism, not hiding from it.” Even then, she wouldn’t support Romney, and I’m sure that Romney wouldn’t approve of her liberal approach to his religion.
She said her own religious beliefs “they direct me in a more liberal line of voting. It seems more empathetic to me.” When asked if her Mormon classmates shared her liberalism, she said “some were liberal, some weren’t.”
Ferrera’s video has had exceptional response. At this point, she has had more than 23,000 views and several marriage proposals, to which she jokes a resounding, “Yes! My fears of becoming a cat lady are diminishing by the day!”