NARAL TV Ad Campaign Rallies Abortion Advocates Against President Bush

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Sep 27, 2004   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

NARAL TV Ad Campaign Rallies Abortion Advocates Against President Bush

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by Steven Ertelt Editor
September 27, 2004

Washington, DC ( — A leading abortion advocacy group launched a new television ad campaign on Monday blasting President Bush’s pro-life record and warning pro-abortion voters that Bush could appoint enough justices to the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade.

The commercials were released with an accompanying report blasting the president for supporting increases in abstinence funding and prohibiting taxpayer funds from going to groups that perform and promote abortions.

"This report makes clear the extent to which President Bush has quietly made limiting women’s choices a hallmark of his presidency," says Elizabeth Cavendish, interim president of NARAL Pro-Choice America.

Pointing to a "perfect storm" of four potential Supreme Court vacancies, Cavendish said continuing Bush’s pro-life policies for four more years "could be absolutely devastating."

However, Carol Tobias of the National Right to Life Committee predicts the ads will help Bush.

“Their campaign will backfire on them, harming John Kerry and helping George W. Bush," Tobias, director of the NRLC PAC, told

"By raising the issue, NARAL will draw attention to the fact that John Kerry voted six times to keep partial-birth abortion legal and that he voted against Laci and Conner’s Law," Tobias added.

One of the NARAL ads calls on pro-abortion voters to "stop George Bush from playing doctor" and criticizes the president for his opposition to the sometimes abortifacient morning after pill, taxpayer funding of abortions and embryonic stem cell research.

With the theme "This time we know it matters," and eerie music playing in the background, the other ad blasts President Bush for seeking partial-birth abortion records to defend the ban on the grisly procedure.

An ominous male voice tells pro-abortion voters that Bush will appoint pro-life nominees to the Supreme Court who would overturn the "right" to abortion.

NARAL makes no mention of pro-abortion Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry in the television commercials.

The ads will first appear in the presidential battleground states of Oregon, Washington, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and New Hampshire.

Related web sites:
View NARAL’s ads –
National Right to Life –