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Pushing back against Obama’s abortion extremism in Missouri

The pro-life Susan B. Anthony List has announced it won’t let Missouri go without a fight, and is running a $150,000 TV ad campaign to highlight “President Obama’s extreme record on abortion.”  The featured spokeswoman for this campaign is abortion survivor Melissa Ohden, and her first appearance makes for a powerful video:

“In light of the recent national discussion over abortion, it’s important Americans know the President’s best-kept secret: his extreme record on abortion.  Melissa Ohden’s powerful story draws a stark contrast to his unbending support of abortion and the abortion industry and reveals the human face to this debate.” SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser said of the Missouri ad campaign, which might be expanded to include other battleground states, such as North Carolina, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Ohio. “President Obama’s appalling record on abortion is not just limited to his four votes to deny rights to abortion survivors but spans to his recent heartless refusal to support bans on sex-selection and late-term abortions.  These actions fly in the face of mainstream American views and run counter to the President’s first term pre-election talk of finding common ground. Recent polling reveals the majority of Americans support bans on these horrific practices.”

The SBA List is also currently conducting a bus tour through Iowa, Wisconsin, Ohio, Virginia and Florida, highlighting Obama’s abortion extremism – including compulsory taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood, ObamaCare, and the President’s refusal to denounce sex-selection abortions.

In light of the mess Rep. Todd Akin created in Missouri, I can’t help quoting from one of my favorite movies: “I can’t lie to you about your chances, but… you have my sympathies.”  No matter how the Missouri Senate race works out, it’s worth making the point that Barack Obama is the true abortion extremist in this race, embracing policies far outside any conceivable description of the “middle ground” or “moderation” in this difficult issue.  Akin said weird and offensive things, but if he actually gets elected, what could he conceivably do in the matter of abortion that would be so far beyond the elusive course of “mainstream” opinion… and how would that stack up against what Barack Obama is doing right now, at your expense?

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