Thumbnail image for breaking.jpgThere was great news at yesterday’s National Catholic Prayer Breakfast. According to

EWTN’s Raymond Arroyo announced that this new pro-life video ad has been accepted for broadcast on the closing episode of American Idol.
Produced by as part of its series of “Imagine the Potential” ads, the new ad promotes adoption by highlighting famous people who were themselves adopted.

The ad is fabulous! You’ll watch it more than once…


The first “Imagine the Potential” ad featured an ultrasound image of a baby in the womb and images of Barack Obama, along with a narration describing how the president’s mother chose to give birth to him and nurtured him as a single mother after his Kenyan-born father left the family, allowing Obama to grow up to become the nation’s first African-American president.
The ad was broadcast on the Black Entertainment Television in Chicago during its Jan. 21 coverage of the presidential inauguration. It was also initially accepted for broadcast during this year’s Super Bowl, but NBC officials subsequently rejected it on the grounds that it involved “political candidates or issues,” even though the 30-second ad had no graphic content or any mention of abortion.

Here’s that great ad again:

[HT: moderator Suki]