Actor Eduardo Verastegui Hits Obama on Abortion in Hispanic Radio Spots
by Steven Ertelt
November 3, 2008
Los Angeles, CA (LifeNews.com) — Popular Hispanic actor Eduardo Verastegui has been one of the most outspoken advocates for John McCain and has repeatedly urged Latino voters to oppose Barack Obama because of his pro-abortion position. Now, he’s taking his message to millions in radio ads on the popular network Univision.
An estimated 3.7 million Hispanic voters are hearing Eduardo’s 60-second radio spot on the Univision Radio Network in Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Denver, Washington D.C., Las Vegas, Albuquerque and Las Cruces, New Mexico.
In addition, pro-life advocates are sending the link to the video Verastegui made to another 7.9 million Hispanic voters urging them to vote pro-life.
The online video explains the crisis of abortion in America — particularly in the Latino community — while revealing Barack Obama’s pro-abortion track record and agenda.
Verastegui says, "Barack Obama does not share our traditional Latino values…That’s what inspired me to put this video together. I want people to know the truth about Obama."
In the video, Verastegui explains Obama’s pro- abortion positions, including support for overturning bans on partial-birth abortions, tax-funding for abortion, and laws to allow parents to know when their daughters are having an abortion.
Verastegui realized Obama’s pro-abortion stance would affect the very survival of his Hispanic community and it prompted him to issue an endorsement for McCain.
"As a Latino, I was shocked to learn that most abortion centers are located in neighborhoods where Hispanics and minorities live," he said.
"It broke my heart when I discovered that more than 650 Latino babies are killed every day by abortion in the U.S. We need to put an end to abortion – and political candidates play a very important role in this matter," he adds.
Before producing this video, Verastegui, 34, became famous singing in the popular Latino band Kairo and acting in telenovelas.
People Magazine en Espanola recently voted him one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world and the pro-life movie Bella won rave reviews and the 2006 Toronto Film Festival People’s Choice Award.
California-based pro-life advocate J.T. Finn is behind the effort to get Verastegui’s message to as many Hispanic voters as possible.
"Thank goodness Eduardo has the character and courage to go public with a video like this," he told LifeNews.com.
"Americans need to know the truth about Barack Obama, and with a famous Hollywood star like Eduardo as host, the video will spread like wildfire across the internet. But we can’t stop until all Americans-including all Latinos-know the danger posed by Obama," he said.
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