NARAL Runs TV Ad to Build Opposition to Nelson, Stupak Abortion Funding Amdts
by Steven Ertelt
December 4, 2009
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — NARAL has started a new television advertising campaign in a handful of states designed to build opposition to the Stupak and Nelson amendments to remove abortion funding from the Congressional health care bill. The NARAL ad specifically targets Rep. Bart Stupak and is airing in vote-critical states.
"Why would politicians like Bart Stupak introduce abortion into Americas health care debate?" the ad’s female narrator asks.
"Why are they trying to make it more difficult than ever before for women to buy insurance coverage for abortion in the new health care system even if they use their own money?" the NARAL ad continues.
The ad reflects a more aggressive tone and strategy for abortion advocates, who have been on the offense ever since they lost the Stupak amendment vote in the House by a lopsided bipartisan majority.
The ad will run in media markets in Maine, where pro-abortion Republican Sens. Olympia Snow and Susan Collins are key votes who could help provide the 60-vote margin needed to approve the pro-abortion health care bill in the Senate.
The NARAL spot will air in Michigan to target Stupak directly — beginning Friday or Saturday on cable channels Bravo, USA, TNT and MSNBC in Alpena, Bay City, Marquette and Traverse City all part of Stupaks congressional district.
The initial information on the ad also showed it is airing in Richmond, Virginia and Raleigh, North Carolina as well, with NARAL saying it is because pro-life advocates have been active in those states and they need to hold on to other key votes.
The pro-abortion group will also run the ad in the Duluth, Minnesota and Green bay, Wisconsin markets since their coverage includes portions of Stupaks Upper Peninsula-based district.
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