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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?