Press release just issued:
Focus on the Family launches $500k ad buy in Colorado
CHICAGO - BornAliveTruth.org released its second ad today featuring abortion survivor Gianna Jessen responding to Senator Barack Obama's direct attack on her. See the ad here.
Additionally, Focus on the Family Action, a CO-based family organization, is kicking off a $500,000 radio ad buy featuring the original Gianna ad revealing Senator Obama's voting record on born alive infant protections. See here.
Gianna's first ad will air on radio stations across CO and the new Gianna response ad will air on TV in Cleveland, and will be featured on TheDrudgeReport.com [later today] and at BornAliveTruth.org.
The total ad buy for both radio and TV will be close to $600,000....
Read the rest of the press release on page 2. Here's the new ad, which is excellent...
Obama's response spot to the original Gianna ad was filled with false and misleading distortions about Gianna Jessen and Obama's own voting record against born alive infant protections.
"Senator Obama had the audacity to go after Gianna Jessen, born alive after a failed abortion, and call her and the ad she appeared in 'a despicable lie,'" said Jill Stanek, executive director of BornAliveTruth.org. "We want to make sure voters are aware of Barack Obama's extreme stance on abortion and that he voted four times, while an Illinois State Senator, to deny medical care to infants born alive after abortions."
Gianna Jessen is the first abortion survivor to appear in a political issue advocacy ad.
In her second ad, a 30-second spot, Gianna addresses Obama's attacks and says that she has, in fact, dealt with worse: she survived an abortion. The full text of the ad is below:
Seen this ad? In it, Senator Obama personally attacks me. I've dealt with worse; I survived an abortion. State Senator Barack Obama voted 4 times against laws to protect babies who survive abortions. Meanwhile, U.S. Senators voted 98-0 for Born Alive Infant Protections. Senator Obama says deciding when babies get human rights is above his pay grade. Tell him abortion survivors deserve legal protections too.
Senator Obama has attempted to cover up his abysmal voting record, saying that there were already protections in IL state law for babies born alive after abortions. However, existing laws were inadequate to protect and guarantee immediate medical care to all infants born alive after failed abortions.
"Senator Obama had several chances to close that loophole in Illinois law and give babies, like Gianna, the necessary medical care they need to survive after a failed abortion," said Stanek. "But he didn't do it - in fact, he voted against bills to close the loophole. Four times he voted against giving infants who survive abortions their basic human rights."
BornAliveTruth.org is an organization committed to informing the public about born alive infant protection laws and Barack Obama's opposition as state senator to the IL Born Alive Infants Protection Act.
Focus on the Family Action is a cultural action organization created to provide a platform for informing, inspiring and rallying those who care deeply about the family to greater involvement in the moral, cultural and political issues that threaten our nation.