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With one week to go before the presidential election on Nov. 6, pro-life political leaders are unleashing graphic TV ads about abortion with the goal of discouraging people from re-electing President Barack Obama.
"No Christian -- and no person of good will -- can vote for Obama, knowing his slaughter of the unborn, and his assault on religious liberty," says Democrat and former presidential hopeful Randal Terry.
"Our goal is to bring down Obama using images of aborted babies."
The ads will air primarily and the seven or so swing-states where it is not yet clear who people will vote for, which include Fla., Va., Ohio, Iowa, Mo., Colo., and Nev. Several other pro-life politicians representing those states are also helping spread the videos, such as Russell Best, Stan Vaughan, David Macko, Alan Aversa, Angela Michael, and David Lewis, among others.
The videos, comprised of various 30-second pieces showcasing why abortion is wrong and featuring dramatizations of women regretting their abortions, are scheduled to air during morning, evening, and night news programs, Monday Night Football, prime time shows, and late night broadcasts.
A statement by Terry says that the mission of these ads is very straightforward:
"One: to cause the defeat of President Obama using images of aborted babies; two: bring the plight of the babies being murdered by abortion to front and center in the political debate."
A comparison by The Christian Post between President Obama and GOP candidate Mitt Romney showed that the two main presidential choices stand on very opposite sides of the abortion debate. Obama, as Terry points out, has always been a pro-choice president and has maintained that a woman's right to choose cannot be compromised. Vice President Joe Biden, a Roman Catholic, has said that although he does not support abortion, he believes it is a personal choice and the decision should be left to each individual.
Romney, on the other hand, has been accused by some to have "flip-flopped" on the issue, with some saying he was a pro-choice governor while serving in Massachusetts, but now identifies himself as pro-life. Romney has explained, however, that much like his Mormon religion teaches, he has always been pro-life, but has had to work within the system as best he can.
As to his current plans and position on abortion, Romney's campaign website clearly identifies that he plans to oppose the 1973 Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade which legalized abortion. He has also said that he wants to cut funding to Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion and women's services provider in the country, and oppose abortion in all cases except for rape, incest, or when the woman's life is in danger.