Pro-Abortion Groups Plan Ad Campaigns Blasting President Bush

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Nov 5, 2003   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Pro-Abortion Groups Start Ad Campaigns Blasting President Bush

by Steven Ertelt Editor
November 5, 2003

Washington, DC ( — Pro-abortion groups are planning to launch an advertising campaign blasting President Bush for signing the ban on partial-birth abortions.

NARAL is planning the most concerted effort. The pro-abortion group is spending more than $500,000 to air a week’s worth of ads attacking Bush in Iowa and New Hampshire, the first two states in next year’s presidential primary. Ads will also air in Washington, DC.

Kate Michelman, the group’s president, said, "George Bush has crossed a line, and we are going to be working hard to make sure every member of America’s pro-choice majority understands the significance."

The 30-second ad depicts the abortion ban as the first step in making all abortions illegal and is similar to past ad efforts by abortion advocates to motivate pro-abortion voters by claiming Roe v. Wade is close to being overturned by the Supreme Court.

The spot is set in a doctor’s office, with a camera trained on a closed door

"President Bush just signed the first federal law that will criminalize safe medical procedures — a law with no exception to protect a woman’s health," the female announcer says. "Once government is in the door, who knows what they’ll do next?"

Meanwhile, Planned Parenthood of New York City is set to launch an ad campaign as well trashing Bush.

The campaign includes a 60-second radio advertisement that will be aired by two top-ranked radio stations in New York City.

The ad features a telephone operator who encourages a sleepy New York woman to "wake up and protect your rights and your health" and warns her to "keep dreaming" if she thinks President Bush and his friends in Congress will protect those rights.

"We are hoping to be a model for the pro-choice candidates who will be taking the president on next year,” added David Seldin, NARAL’s spokesman.

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