Monday, January 16, 2012

Graphic Pro-life Super Bowl Ad Commercials to Air

If money is raised, pro-life advocate Randall Terry will run commercials during the most-watched NFL football game showing "bloody fetuses." Broadcasters are forbidden by law to censor the message because Terry is running the ads as part of his presidential candidacy for the Democrat nomination.

For background, read Pro-lifer Challenges Obama in Dem. Primary 2012

UPDATE 3/7/12: 1 of 5 Oklahoma Democrats vote Randall Terry over President Obama in primary election

UPDATE 2/6/12: Graphic abortion ads reached thousands during Superbowl, but FCC allowed Chicago station to deny commercials

-- From "Anti-abortion activist Randall Terry plans presidential campaign stops in Kansas" by The Associated Press 1/13/12

Randall Terry was one of the leaders of the 1991 "Summer of Mercy" abortion protests in Wichita, where authorities made more than 2,700 arrests over several weeks.

Terry is using his presidential run to draw attention to his anti-abortion agenda. He plans a campaign swing Monday in Illinois followed by stops in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Minnesota and Idaho.

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From "Randall Terry Bringing Aborted Fetus Ads To Super Bowl" reported by Huffington Post 1/11/12

Randall Terry, the anti-abortion activist who announced last year that he would challenge Obama for the Democratic presidential nomination, has resurfaced with a bigger platform to get his message out.

Terry is known for his gruesome ads featuring what look to be aborted fetuses, which have already hit the air in Iowa, and now they are coming to the Super Bowl if he can raise the funds. Television stations and affiliates are normally allowed to block indecent content, but Terry is exploiting an FCC loophole that prevents censorship of political ads within 45 days of a presidential primary or caucus. Christian News Wire reports that the ads will air in 40 markets whose primaries fall in that window after Super Bowl Sunday . . .

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From "Super Bowl antiabortion ads, Web site ramps up as Roe vs. Wade anniversary approaches" by Elizabeth Flock, Washington Post 1/12/12

. . . Terry launched a non-serious campaign for president late last year so that he would be able to run gruesome ads of dead fetuses in key primary states. Slate explains that Terry is using a FCC loophole that requires stations to run even grisly campaign ads. The ads will next be seen in some cities during the Super Bowl, according to Mother Jones.

The ads are reportedly in response to the actions of “The Abortion Gang,” an abortion-rights advocacy group that asked supporters to donate to such groups every time Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow scored a touchdown.

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From "Why NBC Is Powerless To Stop Ad Featuring Dismembered Fetuses Running In Super Bowl" by Jim Edwards, Business Insider 1/12/12

Normally, NBC screens Super Bowl ads ahead of time for taste and audience appropriateness. It nixes ads that have too much commercial, adult, or objectionable content.

But federal election law allows candidates for office to run whatever campaign ads they like, and NBC cannot stop them. So Operation Rescue founder Terry Randall, who is making a non-serious "run" for president, has bought "campaign" ads during the Super Bowl on local NBC affiliate stations that have primary elections within the following 45 days of the big game.

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From "Super Bowl to air graphic abortion ad during game" by Matt Lacy, Greeley Gazette 1/9/12

Terry has already run political ads featuring graphic images of babies killed by abortion during the first and second trimester. The ads were part of a three day ad run in New Hampshire on WBIN. The ads consisted of four 30 second spots that ran in rotation that attacked Obama’s support of child killing by abortion.

While Terry realizes he stands little chance of getting the Democratic nomination, he said he is running in order to give pro-life Catholics and evangelicals in the Democratic Party a choice during the primary season.

The difference between the candidates could not be more stark. Obama has 100 percent rating from militant pro-abortion group NARAL. While a state Senator in Illinois, Obama vetoed a bill that would require babies that survived an abortion be given medical treatment.

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