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A television ad exposing President Obama’s extreme record on abortion has surpassed 250,000 views on YouTube.
The ad, which has aired in Missouri and in Charlotte, N.C., during Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention last week, features abortion survivor Melissa Ohden.
“Through Melissa Ohden’s story more than 250,000 people have now learned the truth of the president’s extreme commitment to abortion, a commitment even to those abortions that fail. Voters now want to know if such extremism is commonplace in the executive branch,” says Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of Susan B. Anthony (SBA) List.
The ad is the first in a series exposing Obama’s extreme abortion record. The SBA List is considering additional ads for release in North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin. Recently the SBA List wrapped up a five state “Women Speak Out: Abortion is Not Health Care” bus tour, drawing attention to the president’s opposition to bans on sex-selection abortions and post-fetal pain late-term abortions—both of which are overwhelmingly supported by the majority of Americans.
“When he was a U.S. senator, Vice President Joe Biden joined a 98-0 Senate roll call supporting federal legislation to grant equal legal protection to babies born alive during an abortion," Dannenfelser says. "Barack Obama later fought vigorously against several born-alive bills in the Illinois state Senate because he believed efforts to protect babies born alive during abortions were unconstitutional and would ‘burden’ a woman's abortion decision.”
Even when the Illinois bill was amended in 2003 to be an exact copy of the federal law that had passed Congress without dissent, Obama voted against it. Dannenfelser believes the American people deserve to know how radical Barack Obama is on abortion.
Polling from the Charlotte Lozier Institute found that 77 percent of Americans, and 80 percent of women, support banning sex-selective abortion. Additionally, recent national polling from National Right to Life Committee shows that 63 percent of Americans—and 70 percent of women—support a ban on late-term abortion past the point at which unborn children feel pain.
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