NBC Rejects Anti-Abortion Ad Depicting Obama as Unborn Child
Barack Obama (Getty Images)more pics »Fidelis, a Chicago-based Catholic organization that claims to "formulate, promote, and defend public policies that uphold religious freedom, human life from conception to natural death, and the traditional institutions of marriage," says NBC has refused to air an anti-abortion video during Sunday's Super Bowl.
The advertisement portrays President Barack Obama as an unborn child.
Brian Burch, the president of Fidelis, said NBC rejected the advertisement after the organization had pledged "significant dollars" for the spot, which cost between $1.5 million and $1.8 million.
This advertisement cleverly tugs on the heartstrings, but it's contrived to do just that. As my coworker JJ pointed out, "They could have used Hitler." A slightly less effective choice, obviously.
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