Saturday, January 24, 2009

Obama's Mother Chose Life

A new TV ad by a pro-life Catholic group uses President Barack Obama’s own hardscrabble tale to steer young women away from abortion. The 41-second ad was first broadcast on BET during the inauguration. Sponsored by, the ad begins with a camera slowly zooming in on a fetus still in the womb.

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."

"Our message is simple: Abortion is the enemy of hope,’’ says Brian Burch, executive director of “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.

Read about it here.

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