Well, you can’t say he isn’t determined. Randall Terry, the former leader of Operation Rescue, an anti-choice group known for harassing and terrorizing doctors and women seeking abortions, says he has followed through on his plan to get graphic, anti-abortion television ads on the airwaves under the guise of running for president.
Terry, who says he is challenging President Barack Obama for the Democratic presidential nomination in Iowa and New Hampshire, now announces he has his ads ready to launch in early voting states. According to his press release, “The ad has multiple graphic images of babies murdered by abortion, and makes the argument that to vote for Obama knowing that Obama supports the murder of babies is a betrayal of the Catholic Faith. The ad will run on every TV station in Iowa and the five state regions that surrounds Iowa (Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, Missouri, and Minnesota). The ad will run on at least one news broadcast per station.”
Terry is also targeting an ad buy during the Super Bowl, which he says will also run in local markets.
In the 2010 election, Terry mentored local congressional candidate Missy Smith in D.C., using the same FCC loophole to run graphic ads on television there as well. Smith ended up losing dramatically, but Terry considered the campaign a success and vowed to emulate it in more states, as well as nationally.
You can view the graphic ad here.
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