Pro-life activist Randall Terry, last year, launched a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. He did so to qualify as a federal candidate in order to air graphic abortion ads on television under a law requiring stations to air them.
“My goals in running for President are simple: first, I want to help create the political climate in which child killing is made illegal from conception until birth. As other social revolutions teach us, this requires showing graphic images of injustice, as well as confrontational rhetoric,” Terry said in a statement LifeNews received.
Terry is moving ahead with his plan now and will purchase time on local television stations to air graphic abortion commercials during the Super Bowl.
“Terry is in the process of buying ad time in 35 NBC metropolitan media markets and is working on more (having secured two to date),” pro-life blogger Jill Stanek says. “Ads run in all these media markets would reach 16 million homes, well over 35 million Americans. Due to federal law, stations are forced to run ads by federal candidates uncensored.”
Most Americans will not see the ads, because they will not air on the NBC network itself as the highly-watched football game airs. But Stanek says residents in many states will see them as they will air in the following cities, assuming Terry raises enough money:
Arkansas: Fort Smith/Rogers
Colorado: Denver, Colorado Springs/Pueblo, Grand Junction
Hawaii: Hilo, Honolulu, Wailuku
Indiana: Fort Wayne
Maine: Bangor, Portland
Missouri: Kansas City, Joplin, Ottumwa, St. Joseph, St. Louis, Springfield
North Dakota: Fargo
Ohio: Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Lima, Steubenville, Toledo, Youngstown, Zanesville
Oklahoma: Oklahoma City, Tulsa
South Dakota: Sioux Falls
Texas: Amarillo, Wichita Falls
Utah: Salt Lake City
At this time, terry has only purchase three Super Bowl ads in three local markets for the pre and post game show.
“Airing graphic ads during the Super Bowl represents a unique opportunity to show a huge number Americans the truth about abortion during the one time a year they actually look forward to watching commercials rather than ignoring them,” Stanek said. “Terry has already run graphic abortion ads in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Nebraska and is currently running them in Boston, Maine, and New Hampshire.”
The ads will reportedly look similar to the commercial Terry previously ran.