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Obama's Life Story Now an Anti-Abortion Ad
Washington Post ^ | Jan. 22, 2009 | David Waters

Posted on 01/22/2009 1:47:50 PM PST by malkee

While much of America was watching the inauguration of President Obama, BET viewers were seeing Obama's life story turned into an anti-abortion ad.

In the 41-second ad, sponsored by catholicvote.org, a camera slowly zooms in on a fetus in a womb as these words appear on the screen: "This child's future is a broken home. He will be abandoned by his father. His single mother will struggle to raise him. Despite the hardships he will endure this child will become the 1st African-American President." The ad ends with a photograph of President Obama and this message: "Life: Imagine the Potential."

Brian Burch, executive director of catholicvote.org, told PRNewswire that the ad is the first in a series that will use the same tag line. "Our message is simple: Abortion is the enemy of hope. The purpose of our new ad is to spread a message of hope about the potential of every human life, including the life of" Obama.

The ad comes amid heightened anxiety that Obama will abandon or reverse pro-life policies established by President George W. Bush.

Cardinal Francis George, president of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, sent Obama a letter asking him not to change policies that ban federal funding for embryonic stem cell research, protect federally funded health care providers who have a moral objection to abortion, and prohibit federal dollars being spent on abortion in foreign countries -- the so-called Mexico City or global gag rule that Obama is expected to reverse in the coming days.

Catholic bishops and others also have expressed concern that Obama will sign the Freedom of Choice Act, which would codify women's right under Roe v. Wade to terminate their pregnancy and would forbid any interference with that right.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsweek.washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; ads; babykillers; babykilling; bet; bhoabortion; catholicvote; eugenics; foca; obama; plannedbarrenhood
It's interesting to me that Obama didn't sign FOCA today, as forecast. My prediction is he'll do it tomorrow, when the networks won't have the video of the crowds at the pro-life march to run.
1 posted on 01/22/2009 1:47:55 PM PST by malkee
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To: malkee

I’m glad this advertisement is getting some notice. I’d like to see it on all the major networks.


2 posted on 01/22/2009 1:50:13 PM PST by al_c (Avoid the consequences of erudite vernacular utilized irrespective of necessity)
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To: malkee

Great ad. Great target audience. Great timing.

Home run!


3 posted on 01/22/2009 1:50:40 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Keynes is dead. Keynesianism is dead.)
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To: malkee

I wonder if the reaction to the reaction to this will be one of those “the truth hurts, doesn’t it?” comebacks my Mom used to nail me with.


4 posted on 01/22/2009 1:51:15 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Let’s hope.

Has anyone gone over to see the heads of the DUmmies imploding, yet?


5 posted on 01/22/2009 1:52:32 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: malkee

Whoever came up with this ad...Brilliant!
Talk about sticking it in St. Obama’s eye.


6 posted on 01/22/2009 1:56:20 PM PST by Merlinator (January 20. 2009, A National Day of Mourning)
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To: malkee

Talk about irony....


7 posted on 01/22/2009 1:59:27 PM PST by Catholic Canadian ( I love Stephen Harper!)
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To: malkee

He can’t sign FOCA because it hasn’t been passed. But I heard a great speech by a black minister at the DC event today where he said a lot of the things the ad said. Also, our own bishop, trying to encourage us at our local march today, pointed out that if the abolitionists and others had given up after the Dred Scott decision, Obama would never be president today.


8 posted on 01/22/2009 2:05:49 PM PST by livius
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To: malkee

I would hope this would come back to bite O-Man in the butt


9 posted on 01/22/2009 2:08:30 PM PST by peace with honor
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To: malkee
First his consorts in Congress must pass FOCA - which they will do. Then, he will sign it. Here's what it does:

The Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) would nullify all state and federal laws that “interfere with” access to abortion before “viability” as determined by the abortion provider. It would overturn partial birth abortion bans, eliminate parental notification, and force taxpayers to fund abortion.

FOCA will invalidate all pro-life laws that the Supreme Court has upheld since Roe.

FOCA creates a fundamental right to abortion.
FOCA would repeal the Hyde Amendment, allowing unlimited federal funding for abortion.
FOCA would overturn all the commonsense restrictions that Missouri has in place.
FOCA would invalidate state and federal laws protecting women and health care providers, including:
Full disclosure to the patient (ultrasound of the baby, information about pain inflicted on the baby or possible complications to the mother).
Parental notification or consent for minors seeking abortion Waiting periods
Restrictions based on fetal viability allowing for abortion on demand through all nine months of pregnancy Protections for doctors and nurses who decline to commit or assist in an abortion Protections for religiously affiliated hospitals and public hospitals that do not perform abortions Exclusions for abortion coverage from health care plans of federal employees.

10 posted on 01/22/2009 2:12:09 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: malkee

Sounds like a pro-choice ad to me.


11 posted on 01/22/2009 2:12:48 PM PST by Pantera
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To: livius
I was confusing FOCA with the Mexico City Rule. But apparently, he didn't overturn that, either. See here.
12 posted on 01/22/2009 2:15:40 PM PST by malkee (Actually I'm an ex-smoker--Two and a half years-- But I think about it every day.)
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To: malkee

That is pretty clever.


13 posted on 01/22/2009 2:16:28 PM PST by dynoman (Objectivity is the essence of intelligence. - Marylin vos Savant)
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To: malkee
Good read!

Today I had to sit thru a viewing of the movie 'Roe vs Wade', with Holly Hunter, while substitute teaching (a Cultural History class of advanced students). The teacher wanted it viewed because "Today is the 36th anniversary of Roe v Wade and this could actually be REVERSED during these kids lifetimes!".

I considered asking the kids (11th and 12th graders) if they knew what 'Roe' was doing these days, but the class ended before the movie, which was fine with me.

On a positive note..when Holly Hunters character, 'Roe', said "I just can't give up another child" and a boy in the class said aloud "Oh, but you can kill it?". I wanted to stand and CHEER!

14 posted on 01/22/2009 2:23:29 PM PST by sweet_diane (embracing Him)
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To: malkee

Sweet! It’s nice to know he’s good for something.


15 posted on 01/22/2009 2:31:11 PM PST by wolfcreek (There is no 2 party system only arrogant Pols and their handlers)
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To: malkee

He was trying to get that big boot out of his a$$! That comercial creamed him.


17 posted on 01/22/2009 2:36:31 PM PST by devistate one four (Impatiently waiting for the next tea party! Tet '68)
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To: anniegetyourgun

FOCA won’t pass, and, if it does, it will be tied up in the courts for years (it’s vague and unconstitutional in about 5 different ways) ... long enough to get a new Congress to repeal it.


18 posted on 01/22/2009 2:47:30 PM PST by Campion
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To: malkee

Was the March for Life today? I haven’t seen a thing about it in thew news.


19 posted on 01/22/2009 3:00:06 PM PST by New Girl
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To: Campion

There will be no “new” congress....we aren’t just in a political cycle. The Left owns all branches of government now - and they will for many years to come. Wake up - all things have changed. And, this president’s first priority (and his consorts in Congress) for the country is unlimited abortion on demand.


20 posted on 01/22/2009 3:01:28 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: Pantera; pissant

It actually spins the whole ‘quality of life’ canard on its ear. Obama’s situation as a child sounds like those trotted out by the pro-abortion crowd as a legitimate reason to abort said child.

Guess what then: according to your line of thinking, your beloved Obamessiah would have been aborted.

Think about that.


21 posted on 01/22/2009 3:02:16 PM PST by Ultra Sonic 007 (Halo 3: Recon - Due out in Fall 2009!)
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To: malkee

This ad should have ran in the general election.


22 posted on 01/22/2009 3:07:34 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (The Libertarian and Constitution Parties should merge into one)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

I think you misunderstood my point. “Obamessiah would have been aborted”... was exactly the point of my sarcasm.


23 posted on 01/22/2009 3:12:28 PM PST by Pantera
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To: malkee

Isn’t it a little late for this? The time to be running ads was BEFORE the election.


24 posted on 01/22/2009 3:14:03 PM PST by Julia H. (Somewhere in Kenya or Indonesia, a village is missing its idiot.)
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To: Morgana

I think he should aquire a large bottle of sleeping pills and make his his own abortion retroactive to set an example to us


25 posted on 01/22/2009 3:49:20 PM PST by Quickgun
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To: New Girl

You have to watch it on EWTN-


26 posted on 01/22/2009 4:15:36 PM PST by okokie
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To: Pantera

Your comment is truly funny in a very twisted way.


27 posted on 01/22/2009 4:29:01 PM PST by Republic (B. Hussein Obama looks a LOT MORE LIKE A CHIMP than President Bush!)
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To: malkee

bttt


28 posted on 01/22/2009 4:31:20 PM PST by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: malkee

That’s strange. I would have thought Obama’s life story would make a good pro-abortion ad... Ok. That was harsh.


29 posted on 01/22/2009 5:37:54 PM PST by beagleone
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To: Uncle Miltie

AMEN!


30 posted on 01/22/2009 8:43:12 PM PST by MountainFlower (There but by the grace of God go I.)
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To: wagglebee; cpforlife.org; Salvation; Coleus; MHGinTN

PING!


31 posted on 01/22/2009 8:44:27 PM PST by MountainFlower (There but by the grace of God go I.)
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To: anniegetyourgun
If they go that far - as far as FOCA goes - then considering most Americans (i.e. 82% favor at least some kind of restrictions) are to the right of current abortion policy any RINO running in '10 who refuses to touch the abortion issue is a fool.
32 posted on 01/22/2009 8:54:26 PM PST by Lexinom
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To: MountainFlower; malkee

Must-see inauguration video: Imagine the Potential

Awesome Pro-life commercial from Catholicvote.com

Catholic Pro-Life Group's New Ad Tells Obama: Abortion is the Enemy of Hope (To air on BET)

http://worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=86792


33 posted on 01/22/2009 9:13:25 PM PST by Coleus
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To: Coleus

Thanks! :9)


34 posted on 01/22/2009 9:18:23 PM PST by MountainFlower (There but by the grace of God go I.)
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To: New Girl
Was the March for Life today? I haven’t seen a thing about it in thew news.

The MSM never do. Try EWTN.
35 posted on 01/22/2009 9:56:48 PM PST by malkee (Actually I'm an ex-smoker--Two and a half years-- But I think about it every day.)
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To: malkee; New Girl

It’s on ETWN Sat. 8:00 am. Not Catholic but am glad they are covering this. I have it scheduled to be taped.
Does anyone know the official count yet?


36 posted on 01/23/2009 7:07:59 AM PST by Bellflower (A Brand New Day Is Coming!)
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To: Bellflower

Supposedly the Capitol Police don’t do counts anymore. But, of course, they are going to do one for the inauguration!


37 posted on 01/23/2009 9:28:11 AM PST by malkee (Actually I'm an ex-smoker--two and a half years-- But I think about it every day.)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

Why should he care about African-American babies being aborted? He’s not African-American. He’s Arab-American. There is no respect for life with them. Look at their countries and you’ll see what we are in for.


38 posted on 01/23/2009 9:34:56 AM PST by RC2
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