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Astronauts Launch New Pro-Life TV Commercial After CNN, NBC Reject Ads
LifeNews.com ^ | July 16, 2009 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 07/16/2009 9:22:09 AM PDT by julieee

Astronauts Launch New Pro-Life TV Commercial After CNN, NBC Reject Ads

Washington, DC -- A pro-life group whose first two television commercials were rejected by NBC and CNN has unveiled a new ads that promote the potential of human life. The ads feature clips of astronaut Neil Armstrong and they have the support of top astronauts Dr. Joseph Kerwin and Gene Krantz.

Full story and video of new pro-life ad at: http://www.LifeNews.com/nat5229.html

(Excerpt) Read more at LifeNews.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: armstrong; astronauts; commercial; genekrantz; josephkerwin; kerwin; krantz; life; neilarmstrong; prolife

1 posted on 07/16/2009 9:22:10 AM PDT by julieee
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To: julieee

Gene Krantz is awesome!


2 posted on 07/16/2009 9:25:23 AM PDT by mockingbyrd (Boehner Baby!!!)
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To: julieee

Very well done!


3 posted on 07/16/2009 9:25:42 AM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: julieee

As if Neil Armstrong wasn’t my hero before!


4 posted on 07/16/2009 9:26:53 AM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan (Refugee from the World of Doomed Olsens)
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To: julieee

Gene Krantz wasn’t an astronaut. He was a flight director... and one of the best. His daughter married my former boss.


5 posted on 07/16/2009 9:27:46 AM PDT by StolarStorm
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To: GodBlessRonaldReagan

The story says that the ad includes “clips” of Armstrong, not that he actually has anything to do with it. He’s generally preferred to avoid the public spotlight, so I doubt he’d choose to use his fame to push a political cause even if he strongly agrees with it.


6 posted on 07/16/2009 9:30:41 AM PDT by steve-b (Intelligent design is to evolutionary biology what socialism is to free-market economics.)
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To: StolarStorm

And there’s no “T” in his name, it’s spelled “Kranz”...nitpicking...


7 posted on 07/16/2009 9:34:03 AM PDT by jaydubya2
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To: StolarStorm
"Failure is not an option".
8 posted on 07/16/2009 9:34:23 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: julieee

This Monday, July 20 is the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Wish Armstrong and Collins were more vocal. Aldrin should have run for political office because he loves to hear himself talk so much. It’s not safe to get between Aldrin and a microphone.


9 posted on 07/16/2009 9:35:01 AM PDT by DFG (1 useless man is called a disgrace, 2 are called a law firm, 3 or more are called Congress)
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To: julieee
There are 2 types of people in this argument, one believes in the goodness of mankind and that we are responsible to achieve great things for our fellow humans, the other side believes just the opposite.
10 posted on 07/16/2009 9:37:30 AM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: julieee
Go Joe!

I know Joe Kerwin personally, he is a great guy!

11 posted on 07/16/2009 9:37:42 AM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: StolarStorm

I taught his grandson several years ago. I got to meet with him several times. He’s a very wonderful guy.


12 posted on 07/16/2009 9:43:33 AM PDT by hout8475
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To: julieee

Not surprising.

No REAL man would support abortion on demand and the damage it does to our fellow sisters. These are some of the real-est men that ever lived.


13 posted on 07/16/2009 9:46:24 AM PDT by varyouga (2 natural disasters, zerO action. Obama doesn't care about white people!)
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To: julieee

We met Buzz Aldrin in Houston a couple of weeks ago. He spoke for about an hour, at 78 he is still sharp as a tack. He signed his new book for anyone who bought one there. He smiled at each person, looked everyone right in the eye. What a true American HERO!


14 posted on 07/16/2009 9:46:54 AM PDT by buffyt (OBAMA a radical left-wing, Saul Alinsky worshipping, anti-American, community organizing, communist)
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To: StolarStorm
Written up n AOPA magazine a while back, he had a small homebuilt Bipe, either a Smith Miniplane or a Baby Great Lakes, I do not know if he built it or still flies.

Man would I like to meet these "real men" not these whooshes in the House and Senate like Ried, Leahey, Frank and Wiener.

15 posted on 07/16/2009 9:50:46 AM PDT by taildragger (Palin / Mulally 2012)
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To: julieee

That was beautiful! I love these ads they are producing!


16 posted on 07/16/2009 10:04:22 AM PDT by samiam1972 ("It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish."-Mother Teresa)
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To: julieee
wow, that was stunning.

I can see why the death eaters dont want it to be shown.

17 posted on 07/16/2009 10:10:43 AM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: mockingbyrd
I don't know who the idiot who wrote this was be Gene Krantz was NOT an Astronaut, he was a Flight Director.
18 posted on 07/16/2009 10:17:26 AM PDT by Freeport (The proper application of high explosives will remove all obstacles.)
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To: julieee

I don’t suppose that one could go to space, witness Creation with his own eyes, and come back believing any differently.


19 posted on 07/16/2009 10:23:14 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: varyouga
No REAL man would support abortion on demand and the damage it does to our fellow sisters.

Now that's powerful! We men need to hear more of that - lots more!
20 posted on 07/16/2009 10:28:31 AM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: Freeport

Yeah, I was first introduced to him in the movie Apollo 13, he has a pretty interesting story.


21 posted on 07/16/2009 10:58:34 AM PDT by mockingbyrd (Boehner Baby!!!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

The commies claimed to be unimpressed because they couldn’t see God out in space.

Which should have been our first clue about what stupid ideologues they are.


22 posted on 07/16/2009 1:24:26 PM PDT by rom (Obama '12 slogan: Let's keep on hopin'!)
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To: rom

Pro-Life BUMP!


23 posted on 07/20/2009 4:46:10 PM PDT by ConservativeStLouisGuy (11th FReeper Commandment: Thou Shalt Not Unnecessarily Excerpt)
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To: ConservativeStLouisGuy
Article in full....

Astronauts Launch New Pro-Life TV Commercial After CNN, NBC Reject Ads

Houston, TX (LifeNews.com) -- A pro-life group whose first two television commercials were rejected by NBC and CNN has unveiled a new ad that promote the potential of human life. The ads feature clips of astronaut Neil Armstrong and they have the support of top astronauts Dr. Joseph Kerwin and Gene Krantz.

Featuring video images of a 3-D ultrasound of an unborn baby, a message shows saying, "At 5 weeks, his heart will beat, at 9 weeks his feet will form, at 80 weeks he will take his first step."

The images move to a scene of Armstrong landing on the moon and audio of his famous words saying it was "one giant leap for mankind."

The message concludes, "at 2,024 weeks ... Life, Imagine the Potential."

Dr. Joseph Kerwin, the first American doctor in outer space, joined other former NASA greats yesterday at a press conference sponsored by the Catholic pro-life group Fidelis, the creator of the new advertisement and its popular web site CatholicVote.org.

The event commemorated both the fortieth anniversary of Apollo 11’s historic landing on the moon and the new ad buy from Fidelis.

“For thousands of years, man has looked at the moon and the stars in awe. But forty years ago, we did the unthinkable: We landed on the moon. This new ad by CatholicVote.org captures the spirit of this historic mission by highlighting the potential of human life,” Kerwin said.

Gene Krantz, best known as the flight director at mission control manager during Apollo 13, was also on hand to premiere the ad.

Brian Burch, the president of the group, told LifeNews.com that putting a man on the moon was once thought impossible.

“Neil Armstrong will go down in history as one of the greatest explorers. His long journey to the moon started, as each of us started, with a small kick in our mother’s womb,” said Burch. “Today, we salute the astronauts of Apollo 11 and all other brave pioneers who give meaning to the potential of every human life.”

With today marking the anniversary of the liftoff of Apollo 11 and July 20 marking the anniversary of the first moonwalk, the new Fidelis pro-life commercial comes at an appropriate time.

In a note to supporters of the organization, Kerwin talked more about the new "Imagine" television commercial. He said it would "be running regularly on local Houston television stations for the next several weeks."

"Their new ad is already creating buzz in Houston, and I can't wait for the rest of the country to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Apollo 11 with this new ad," he said.

"Next Monday, media outlets around the world will commemorate the historic achievement of Apollo 11. The courage and dedication of the astronauts aboard Apollo 11, and hundreds of others involved in our nation's space program make me proud of our great country," Kerwin added. "But most importantly, the achievements of the space program remind me of the potential of every human life."

"May we never cease to marvel at the gift, and potential of every human life," he concluded.

Retired astronaut Dr. Bill Thornton also joined Kerwin and Kranz at the press event.

Fidelis sponsored an ad that NBC and CNN rejected but that was viewed over 1.8 million times on the Internet thanks to the controversy generated by the censorship. A previous ad focused on adoption.


24 posted on 07/20/2009 4:49:17 PM PDT by ConservativeStLouisGuy (11th FReeper Commandment: Thou Shalt Not Unnecessarily Excerpt)
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