ABC Bans Television Commercial Opposing Pro-Abortion Govt Health Care Plan
by Steven Ertelt
August 25, 2009
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — ABC is coming under fire for prohibiting a commercial that urges opposition to the pro-abortion government-run health care plan in Congress. The League of American Voters had planned to air the commercial that is already airing on other networks in 12 states.
Bob Adams, the director of the group, told LifeNews.com he was "stunned" when he heard the news from his media buyer.
"ABC television has banned our TV ad from airing on its network," he said. "With our success, we were planning to go national, so we sent the ad to the major networks."
Adams says the ad, crafted by Dick Morris, the Fox News contributor and political strategist, "simply tells the truth about Obamacare."
The commercial features a respected medical doctor, a neurosurgeon, who warns that the Obama-backed health care plan will decimate health care for seniors and others in need of life-saving medical procedures.
As Dr. Cuffe explains in the ad, if Obama gets his way and adds 50 million new patients to the government system, it inevitably will lead to rationing of healthcare procedures and vital medicines for the elderly.
Cuffe says universal healthcare has led to this same situation in Canada and England.
"We know why ABC is so afraid of the League’s TV ad. It knows the message resonates with the American people," Adams says. "Clearly, ABC knows seniors will not be hoodwinked by Obama when they learn the truth."
"Despite ABC’s brazen act of censorship, we need to continue to run this ad on other stations across the nation and on major networks," he continued. "The ABC decision proves we are on the right track."
He said Americans need to continue to stand up against the plan, which has been criticized by pro-life groups for its rationing and abortion funding components.
"We believe we have a major battle ahead this September when Congress returns. We need to get our message out to as many people as we can," Adams concluded.
Sign Up for Free Pro-Life News From LifeNews.com
Daily Pro-Life News Report Twice-Weekly Pro-Life
News Report Receive a free daily email report from LifeNews.com with the latest pro-life news stories on abortion, euthanasia and stem cell research. Sign up here. Receive a free twice-weekly email report with the latest pro-life news headlines on abortion, euthanasia and stem cell research. Sign up here.