Catholic Pro-Life Group’s New Ad Tells Obama: Abortion is the Enemy of Hope

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 19, 2009   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Catholic Pro-Life Group’s New Ad Tells Obama: Abortion is the Enemy of Hope

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
January 19
, 2009

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A Catholic pro-life group has launched a new television advertising campaign aimed squarely at the political message Barack Obama used to capture the White House. Fidelis, which sponsors the popular CatholicVote web site, has a new ad saying abortion is the enemy of hope.

The new ad will air repeatedly on Tuesday on the cable television channel Black Entertainment Television (BET) in Chicago during coverage of the presidential inauguration.

The thirty second spot is the first in a series of ads Fidelis will release this year as a part of a new educational campaign titled Life: Imagine the Potential.

"Our message is simple: Abortion is the enemy of hope," Brian Burch, the director of Fidelis and its CatholicVote web site, tells LifeNews.com. "The purpose of our new ad is to spread a message of hope about the potential of every human life, including the life of President-elect Obama."

"Many Catholics and pro-life Americans recognize that Barack Obama steadfastly supports abortion. And while we’ll pray for his conversion, that doesn’t diminish an essential truth: that each human life has dignity and worth," Burch added.

"Given the political climate, we acknowledge that the fight to protect human life faces an uphill climb. For this reason, we developed an ad that we hope can transcend the political obstacles ahead, and provoke the consciences of our leaders and fellow Americans," Burch continued.

The ad also appears on the CatholicVote.org web site, which Fidelis launched in September to educate and inspire Catholic voters to vote pro-life and to make pro-life issues their top voting priority.

The Catholic Vote 2008 election ad it produced was featured in the New York Times and LifeNews.com and nearly 4 million online viewers watched it in just eight weeks.

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