Super Bowl Viewers Will See Graphic Anti-Abortion Ads With Pictures Of Bloody Fetuses


Written by Marie Diamond

Super Bowl viewers in 40 cities across the country will see graphic ads featuring images of bloody, aborted fetuses. The ads are being paid for by fringe anti-abortion candidate Randall Terry:

Anti-abortion ads showing graphic images of aborted fetuses covered in blood and surrounded by religious icons will air during the Super Bowl in February, courtesy of Democratic Presidential candidate Randall Terry.

Terry, who has spent a year in jail and been arrested 50 times for his anti-abortion efforts, is using a Federal Election Commission loophole that ensures ads for political candidates cannot be prohibited within 45 days of an election. Apparently, primaries count, so Terry will be running ads on local stations during Super Bowl XLVI February 5.

The Colorado paper the Greeley Gazette notes that Terry has already run political ads with images of aborted fetuses in New Hampshire. The ads attacked President Obama for supporting “child killing.”

TV stations have typically rejected ads with graphic content, especially during events like the Super Bowl that have a large audience. But by exploiting a loophole that requires stations to air ads by political candidates within 45 days of an election, Terry has managed to circumvent those standards.

“This means that primary states that fall within the 45 day window will have to run the graphic ads during the Super Bowl if he purchases the slots,” the Gazette says.

This post was originally published by ThinkProgress.


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Marty S.
Marty S5 years ago

I despise the pro-death creatures who claim to be pro-life. On the other hand, football itself is not exactly a pastime that encourages a civilized life. So if you consider yourself generally civilized, I suggest that you not watch football. That carries with it the bonus of not seeing the fetus fotos (sic).

Debbie Crowe
Debbie Crowe5 years ago

I think they need to fix that loophole so Randall Terry can't get by with this..

Veronica C.
Veronica C6 years ago

Not the time. Not the place. I guess even bringing negative attention to yourself is better than no attention at all.

SeattleAnn S.
Ann S6 years ago

Honestly, these people have no sense. If they showed the inside of a cancerous growth, they would get the same disgusted response, so what is their point? No one wants to see anything bloody and gross while enjoying their Superbowl snacks - it does not bring any validity to their fetus arguments and makes no point whatsoever.

Mark S.
Mark S6 years ago

They need to balance it out with an ad showing starving and diseased children of parents that cannot afford to take care of them. These anti-abortion freaks are not about life, but the control of women. These same freaks would deny the baby food and medical care if that cost them tax money. If the baby dies AFTER it's born, these freaks don't care. Just don't terminate the zygote, embryo or fetus while it's still in the womb.

Kari Knabe
Kari Knabe6 years ago

This is going too far!! Can they refuse to sell the air time??

Diane L.
Diane L6 years ago

Well said, Tierney! To provide "equal time", maybe those of us with a bit of common sense and who wish to address the "other side" should pool our money and post an ad that shows the results of the illegal "backyard", basement abortions done back in the '40's, '50's, etc? Run the first episode of the movie, "If These Walls Could Talk"? I remember a high school classmate that almost died of an illegal abortion. She lived, but spent weeks in a hospital from the infection, and was never able to have children later on. My Mom told me about friends of hers who died at the hands of illegal abortionists.

A football game is no venue to be showing "ads" for this stuff. Stick to beer, hotdogs, cars and yeah, LOVE the E-Trade ones with the little baby.

Meaghan Wolfe
Meaghan Wolfe6 years ago

This is one of those opinions, like religion, that's better off kept to yourself. I'm so tired of people shoving their beliefs in our faces. On top of the fact that we're getting overpopulated. Isn't China using abortions for families that procreate too many children? Either way as far as I'm concerned, it's none of their business what women do with their bodies.

Marg Wood
Marg W6 years ago

Sick, sick, sick!

Tierney G.
Tierney G6 years ago

I think to counter this ad they should show an ad about how life was before many brave women fought and died for the right to vote, birth control and then abortion. Women's lives were HELL according to all who lived through those times. A baby every year if they were lucky enough to survive all the other births before with out medical care of today. Most of those babies died so out out of 7 children maybe only one or two would make it to adulthood. Then many children grew up without mothers because of too many births and no proper medical care. women died in chilbrith in those days and this is what they want us to go back too??