Family Research Council Action’s New Abortion Ad

Family Research Council Action has this last-minute ad running in Virginia, where polls show Barack Obama a few points up, hitting Obama for declining to oppose partial birth abortion in Illinois.

For all of the candidates’–and the electorate’s–focus on economic issues, the final days of the campaign have seen a lot of these hot-button ads, a testatment to the emotional power that social conservatives think such arguments have. The Pennsylvania Republican Party’s Rev. Wright ad fits into that category.


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posted November 3, 2008 at 10:38 pm

No one has the right to usurp a woman’s right to choose.

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Charles Cosimano

posted November 4, 2008 at 4:26 pm

I don’t see how it could change any votes a day before the election.

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Timothy Kline

posted November 4, 2008 at 5:46 pm

As with many of these “sound bite” political ads, it is completely disingenuous. Obama has explicitly stated that he supports the rights of states to restrict late term abortions but that the bill in question had no exceptions for circumstances in which the health of the mother was at risk. It is fascinating how many people who profess such concern for the unborn evidence such little concern for the health of the full grown.

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posted November 4, 2008 at 7:05 pm

The difficult choice of whether or not to have an abortion should only be up to the woman involved. The government has no business whatsoever to be involved in that decision, especially if it is motivated by any particular religious belief, which the government also has no right to be involved in. Keep religion out of government and out of the lives of those who are not interested in it. Those who choose certain religions and beliefs have that right for themselves, but no right to impose those beliefs on others. Christians would be well served if they kept their religion within themselves and stopped pushing it on everyone else.

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posted November 4, 2008 at 8:29 pm

Abortion is a personal decision, not a government one.

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