by Hans Johnson

It seems negative campaign ads are the norm, but that’s not the case with this definitely positive one for Dr. Monica Wehby, a pediatric neurosurgeon in Oregon. She gained notoriety in 2009 for opposing the Affordable Care Act, and is now running as a Republican candidate for Senate, saying in her first ad that “It’s not brain surgery, Obamacare is bad for Oregon.” (George Will  awarded her the “best bumper sticker of the year award” for her slogan, “Keep your doctor, change your senator”.)

This second ad features Lexi Llebelt, who was advised to abort her child because of a congenital spinal abnormality, but was reassured by Dr. Wehby:  “She just hugged me and kissed my forehead and she said, ‘It’s going to be OK, sweetheart.’ After a series of operations once she was born, Gabby is now 12.

Update 4/29 4:00p: Unfortunately, Dr. Wehby also has taken the official position, according to the Wall Street Journal, as “oppos[ing] federal laws restricting abortion rights” despite the hopeful and very pro-life message of this particular campaign ad.


Why the disconnect? Why remain in opposition to restricting abortion when you have personally saved the life of a preborn child?

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[HT: Kelli]

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