Candidate’s “anti-abortion porn” graphic tv ads start airing today; YouTube yanks

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DC pro-life congressional candidate Missy Smith’s graphic abortion ads begin airing today on DC area network tv stations. Missy is focusing her ad buy on programming that reaches young people.

Help keep the ads going. Donate generously here. We have a rare 2-week window of opportunity to get the truth out about abortion in a geographical location in desperate need of learning the truth. According to Guttmacher, Washington, DC has the highest rate of abortion in the entire US. While the national average is 19.4 abortions per every 1,000 women, in DC the rate is a tragic 54.2.

True to form, YouTube has censored the truth, removing 1 of Missy’s ads , the other to surely soon follow (click to enlarge)…

Meanwhile Missy’s graphic ad campaign is getting good coverage. I previously reported on the Politico piece. Washington Post also ran a story on October 15:

Of all the hot-button national issues that rarely get an airing in overwhelmingly Democratic DC, abortion is the one that tends to get discussed least of all in city politics.

But not this year: A little-known Republican, Missy Reilly Smith, is pledging to air TV ads featuring graphic images of aborted fetuses on the city’s broadcast TV stations starting Monday and she hopes to air them on cable networks as well….

“They’re going to run as long as the money holds out,” Smith said Friday. “They have to run them unedited.”…. Allbritton Communications, owner of WJLA-TVPolitico and , had no choice but to air the ads….

Paul Craney, the DC GOP’s executive director, said today that Smith approached him months ago about her run for Congress.

“I asked her not to run for it… because she said she wanted to put up ads about abortion on TV,” Craney said. “It wasn’t really a campaign. It’s just ads about abortion…. Her tactics seem to be out of sync with the city….”

I’ll say. That’s the point.

CBS’s BNET.com business blogger Jim Edwards couldn’t contain his spite, calling the ads “horrifying.” And he was only getting warmed up…

Missy Smith… has found a cheap way to get some truly disgusting images onto daytime and primetime TV, where they will give children nightmares…. ([B]e warned: most of the ad consists of graphic images of blood-drenched fetus corpses even though 88% of abortions occur in the first trimester.)

The TV stations are powerless to stop Smith….

That doesn’t excuse what Smith is doing. She’s merely riding [Larry] Flynt’s coattails with a type of pornography that’s about 1,000 times more unnecessary than anything that ever appeared in Hustler.

Edwards needs to correct his story. Smith’s 2nd ad features solely the photo of a 1st trimester aborted baby (still shot right, click to enlarge). Interesting that Edwards didn’t feature that ad.

And her 1st ad, while predominantly showing photos of late-term aborted babies, also includes a still shot of a 1st trimester aborted baby (below right, click to enlarge).

I recognize these photos as the work of Dr. Monica Miller. She took them of babies retrieved from abortionists’ dumpsters.

At any rate, is Edwards excusing the carnage of late term abortions merely because they comprise “only” 12% of all abortions?

If Edwards is truly concerned about children, he should help stop the nightmare procedure that kills them.

And egad, are these photos truly 1,000 times worse than porn? Since when did a journalist so strongly condemn knowledge of the truth?

31 thoughts on “Candidate’s “anti-abortion porn” graphic tv ads start airing today; YouTube yanks”


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    Bekah Ferguson says:

    Porn is about lust, perversion, sex. People do not view abortion photos out of lust. Edward’s comparison is ridiculous and invalid.


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    Cranky Catholic says:

    Soho Properties Missy Smith has the right to build a mosque air anti-abortion campaign ads, but is it appropriate?


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    Jennifer says:

    More than half of all D.C. area pregnancies end in murder??  That’s beyond shocking and alarming.  Dear God…


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    Joe says:

    As disturbing as these ads are,  I think it is necessary that people (especially young people) see the reality of the killing of unborn children.
     
    I would however like to see some research to determine if these ads help the cause.  I believe that they do but I do not absolutely know that.
     


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    Janet says:

    Joe,

    I don’t know about the research on this but Fr. Frank Pavone has said, time and time again, that we will NOT reject abortion until we SEE abortion.

    IMHO, these photos are necessary so people can KNOW that abortion flushes out a BABY HUMAN and not a few flecks of skin.  Only a crazy person would not find this disturbing.  Gotta wonder… how many people calling this type of ad “porn” have an abortion or two in their personal history that’s still nagging at them.  It’s time for them to seek counseling – there’s plenty of help out there for them.


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    Vita says:

    Graphic abortion photos on TV – great! People NEED to see what abortion is really like, and I can bet you a $100 just by showing them some babies will be saved, once the mothers will see what they were about to do. Surprisingly many still think it’s “just a clump of cells”.
    When it comes to the children who might see the ads on TV:
    1. They should be doing their homework, excercising and playing games, not sitting in front of the TV all day.
    2. They deserve to see the truth. We don’t shield children from the photos about WWII for example. I think every comment that goes with “How can you show these photos to children?” is actually asking “How can I possibly explain to my child what horrific things we do to some of the pre-born?”, because the blind adults can pretend it’s all just a “clump of cells” and rationalise how “good” it is for the society. A child sees right through that, and sees a dead, terribly hurt baby.
    3. A child also might not even bat an eyelid after seeing the ads, considering how much they’re bombarded with violence, sex, blood on the TV every single day.


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    Carla says:

    THOSE ARE HANDS, proaborts!

    Go ahead. Deny it.


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    SUZANNE says:

    The best place to upload abortion videos is gloria.tv  It’s a Catholic Youtube. They will never pull it.


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    segamon says:

    Suzanne, the only thing bad about gloria.tv is the viewership is much lower and those who use gloria.tv most likely already agree with the pro-life stance (aka Catholicism).


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    RSD says:

    “Missy Smith… has found a cheap way…”

    I don’t think the ads are cheap….they cost money and guts to show them.

    And why is Edwards’ attacking the messenger? 

    On the one hand, I don’t think Missy does them nor support those who do.

    On the other, Edwards’ most likey supports and defends those who do this horrible 
    “thing”  to the unborn.


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    Michelle B. says:

    With this upcoming election, perhaps the 55% of ‘Catholics’ who voted for our current occupant of the White House, who also happens to be PRO-abortion; can redeem themselves by voting for Pro LIFE candidates  (and I AM a practicing Catholic)!  I am also the mother of five adult children and have eight grandchildren.


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    Michigan_Pat says:

    “And egad, are these photos truly 1,000 times worse than porn?”

    Jill, that’s not what he said.  He said… 

    “that’s about 1,000 times more unnecessary than anything that ever appeared in Hustler.”

    See….not worse, just more unnecessary. 

    You see, however unnecessary it may be to publish pornography, it’s so much less necessary to educate people who are killing their unborn children, that they really are killing their unborn children.

    Boy, did you miss that one!  

    (tongue in cheek / sarcasm )


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    Pharmer says:

    Abortion itself  is SNUFF PORN.
    Interesting that the leftists called attention to this reality with their whining.
    DC needs a look at those ads.   Sent $


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    truthseeker says:

    Pro-aborts screaming to stop people from seeing pictures of their ‘handiwork’.    


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    Carla says:

    Golly gee whiz, why don’t abortionists advertise with the photos of what they do for a living? Show the tiny feet and hands and heads of those babies!

    BE PROUD!! SHOW THE WORLD WHAT YOU SPEND YOUR DAYS DOING!

    In fact, why not make huge posters and hang them in the windows of your clinic?? Show women and men what they are paying for.


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    Kel says:

    That doesn’t excuse what Smith is doing. She’s merely riding [Larry] Flynt’s coattails with a type of pornography that’s about 1,000 times more unnecessary than anything that ever appeared in Hustler.

     

    Wow, really? 1000 times more unnecessary than objectifying women and exploiting them so men can get their jollies in the work restroom and destroy their marriages by drooling (among other things) over fantasy women when their wives aren’t in the room?

    Since when is pornography necessary at ALL?  Oh, that’s right.  It ISN’T.  Amazingly, people can actually live without it.  But TODAY, abortion will take the lives of 4000 unborn children in the United States, where we glorify the objectification of women for pleasure and condemn showing the truth about the murder of innocents.  I guess that’s what some call “freedom.”


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    RSD says:

    “Golly gee whiz, why don’t abortionists advertise with the photos of what they do for a living”
    ————————————————————————–

    With the way the pro-aborts skew the truth of what they do, I highly doubt we can expect anything accurate…if they ever did this.

    They’ll probably go for a Before pic (pregnant) and an After pic (slim and sexy)…it’s like a “slimming” procedure like liposuction…never mind that what was removed was a developing human being…and killed in the process of removal.  


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    Janet says:

    Washington, DC has the highest rate of abortion in the entire US. While the national average is 19.4 abortions per every 1,000 women, in DC the rate is a tragic 54.2. (Guttmacher)

    Does Washington, DC have the highest rate of extramarital affairs also?
    :(


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    Eileen Smith says:

    Reposted Missy’s site and sent $.  I hope many PROLIFERS support Missy financially and by reposting this or any article re: Missy’s run for the US House of Representatives.  I don’t believe an aborted baby has EVER been shown before on TV!  We need to get behind Missy…

  20. The images are disturbing, but they DO work. I took two Mexican teens to the March for Life, they took photos of those HUGE posters of aborted babies displayed by “Face the Truth” and showed them to all their friends at their high school, including their teacher. No one believed the horrors of the Holocaust till they saw the cadavers, or the violence against blacks in the South till they saw bodies beaten and hung.
    Images are more powerful than words. We need to get behind Missy.
     


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    chaosvoider says:

    I have to admit, it is a bit graphic, but it REALLY does work!! I’d like to see a pro-abortionist try sitting through the 1st minute of an abortion video. With the right kind of music in the vid, it evokes a message more powerful than any other current issue! O_o
    And please…. How can abortion pics/vids be even compared to porn when porn is a perversion?? As someone mentioned earlier, you can totally live without porn. Porn is absolutely digusting… Abortion is a sad truth that needs to be exposed. And kids shouldn’t be watching TV all day anyway, they need to get outside and play like all children should!! :D
    I also think Edwards is totally ignorant. @_@
    Way to go Missy! Hope your ads send a clear message to all of the U.S., not just DC!! :D


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    groovsmyth says:

    “I recognize these photos as the work of Dr. Monica Miller. She took them of babies retrieved from abortionists’ dumpsters.”
    Check out CBR’s website: http://abortionno.org
    You’d make a terrible witness in a court of law, Mr. Edwards.
    FIRST TRIMESTER … documented, verifiable, UNDENIABLE!!!


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    Jennifer says:

    Missy Reilly Smith is a repugnant, disgusting excuse for a human being. Work out your private issues PRIVATELY and quit making a public agenda out of your personal baggage. And how can this gore be allowed on daytime TV where kids could be, and often are, watching. Four o’clock in the afternoon. TV execs should be deeply ashamed.  Feel free to be “pro-life”, it’s your constitutional right, but keep your filth off public TV.  You undermine everything that pro-lifers actually stand for.  May Karma hit you firmly in your barren gut.


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    Jennifer says:

    I’m also an L&D/NICU nurse… get your facts straight, these images on TV are NOT first trimester fetuses.  Only proves how ignorant you are.


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    Jennifer says:

    Love the “Do’s and Don Not’s” listed here… way to keep dissenting opinions out.  Absolutely TYPICAL.
    I realize I’m talking to a bunch of people with their fingers in their ears going “lalalalala I can’t hear you!”


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    Carla says:

    Hi Jennifer,

    So far I have let your dissenting opinion stay.

    I am a post abortive mom just like Missy. Everything she says rings true to me as well.

    I would appreciate any links you have to what a REAL 1st trimester abortion looks like. Thanks.

    Oh and that gore? That is an aborted child. I’m surprised you didn’t know that. Being a nurse and all.


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    Kel says:

    LOL – Jennifer, obviously you’re new and wholly unaware of the number of pro-choice commenters we have here on the boards.  :D  A lot of them.  Having a respectful discussion is possible.  However, pro-life comments on pro-choice websites usually aren’t allowed to remain.  Stick around, if you want, and you’ll run into several regular PCers who post here.
     
    And it’s really so kind that a labor & delivery nurse, who clearly has little to no knowledge of ANYONE on these boards, would come here and wish Missy Smith and others like her “barrenness.”  Do you hate all women who have abortions, Jennifer, or just the ones who dare to speak about their regret for doing so?
     
    Here’s an 8 week abortion.  Google if you really have no idea of what a 1st trimester abortion looks like:  http://lashawnbarber.com/archives/2009/06/24/arizona-planned-parenthood-worker-says-abortion-images-fake/
     
    And furthermore, Jennifer, does it make a difference whether we’re killing an 8 week fetus or an 18 week one or a 24 week one?  Why?
     
    Feel free to be “pro-life”, it’s your constitutional right, but keep your filth off public TV.
     
    You’re right, Jennifer, it IS filth.  Killing innocent human beings is filthy and disgusting.  Now how about directing your anger to where it belongs – to the people who commit violence against unborn human beings.


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    make me sick says:

     
    What sick and cheap way to try and argue your stance!  Yes, it’s all true — we know that abortion kills.  Fact is fact, it’s not your choice.  Consider this your holier than thous — if the same group of you allowed decent sex ed in schools – maybe you could help lower the number of these photos!  NOOOOOOOOO, can’t do that — just teach kids to wait for love and marriage – after all that’s what most of you did — wink, wink.  What a joke — personally I push for adoption, and I believe that if a woman goes to have an abortion performed — some of these images are used and the process is explained.
     
     


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    Kel says:

    I believe that if a woman goes to have an abortion performed — some of these images are used and the process is explained.
     
    And are we to assume you have actual fact to back up this belief?  If you think the abortion industry, which makes money off each and every abortion, is going to show a woman a photo of an aborted child and explain the dismemberment or suction process, you’re sadly mistaken.


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    Praxedes says:

    “What sick and cheap way to try and argue your stance! Yes, it’s all true — we know that abortion kills.”

    Yes, you know and admit abortion kills humans. And you support it anyway.

    Talk about sick and cheap.

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