New Obama Ad Calls Abortion Survivor, John McCain "Sleazy Despicable Liars"

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Sep 19, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

New Obama Ad Calls Abortion Survivor, John McCain "Sleazy Despicable Liars"

by Steven Ertelt Editor
September 19
, 2008

Washington, DC ( — A new commercial from the Obama slams a survivor of a botched late-term abortion and presidential candidate John McCain as "sleazy" for promoting a "despicable lie" that calls Obama into question for his votes against providing medical care to babies who survive failed abortions.

As reported, Gianna Jessen, a young woman who survived a failed saline abortion in the late 1970s, chides Obama for voting repeatedly against bills in the Illinois legislature to stop infanticide.

She released an ad about Obama’s votes against the Born Alive Infants Protection Act and pointed out how even abortion advocates like Hillary Clinton and John Kerry voted for a similar bill on the federal level.

The Obama campaign has just released a scathing new ad in response.

"John McCain’s attacks — the sleaziest ads ever — truly vile," a female narrator says. "Now, votes taken out of context accusing Obama of letting infants die. It’s a despicable lie."

"Even the bill’s Republican sponsor says it’s untrue. Obama’s always supported medical care to protect infants," it continues.

‘McCain? He’s running on a platform to ban abortion, even in cases of rape and incest," the Obama ad concludes. "Sleazy ads. Anti-choice. That’s John McCain."

During the ad background images show quotes from leading mainstream media sources supposedly condemning the anti-Obama ads. Clips of the ad exposing Obama’s votes on the Born Alive bill follow, and a picture of a web site link to an Obama fact check web site.

The ad proves the Born Alive votes are becoming a problem for the Obama campaign and Jessen’s ad is a clear testimony that many babies do survive abortions and need medical protection and care.

Jessen responded to the ad and told "Obama is clearly blinded by political ambition given his attack on me this week."

"All I asked of him was to do the right thing: support medical care and protection for babies who survive abortion – as I did 31 years ago," she said. "He voted against such protection and care four times even though the U.S. Senate voted 98-0 in favor of a bill identical to the one Obama opposed."

"In the words of his own false and misleading ad, his position is downright vile," Jessen continued.

"Obama said at the recent Saddleback Forum that the question of when babies should get human rights was above his pay grade. Such vacillation and cowardice would have left me to die if his policies were in place when I was born. Thank God they were not," she said.

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