The Susan B. Anthony List, an organization that is devoted to electing pro-life candidates to public office has released a television ad campaign in Missouri, in which they expose Barack Obama's "extreme record on abortion. Sounds great, right? It gets even better. They chose to share the story of Melissa Ohden, a woman that actually survived an abortion attempt.
The cost was $150,000 and in a statement which was released from the campaign, SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser made it clear that the point of the ad was to put a face on the abortion debate. These are not just blobs of tissue. They are real people.
“In light of the recent national discussion over abortion, it’s important Americans know the President’s best-kept secret: his extreme record on abortion. Melissa Ohden’s powerful story draws a stark contrast to his unbending support of abortion and the abortion industry and reveals the human face to this debate. President Obama’s appalling record on abortion is not just limited to his four votes to deny rights to abortion survivors but spans to his recent heartless refusal to support bans on sex-selection and late-term abortions. These actions fly in the face of mainstream American views and run counter to the President’s first term pre-election talk of finding common ground. Recent polling reveals the majority of Americans support bans on these horrific practices.”
Ohden recounts her own story in the ad and then informs viewers of Obama's record on abortion, including infanticide. A partial transcript reads:
Ohden: I was aborted, and my body discarded…like I didn’t exist.
But a nurse heard me crying…and cared enough to save my life.
There’s something else you may not know…when he was in the Illinois State Senate, Barack Obama voted to deny basic constitutional protections for babies born alive from a failed abortion. Not once, but four times.
I know that it is by the grace of God I am alive today…if only to ask America this question:
Is this the kind of leadership that will move us forward? Leadership that would discard the least and the weakest among us?
The group will also be launching a bus tour called "Women Speak Out: Abortion Is Not Health Control."
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