You think the Tim Tebow pro-life Super Bowl ad got leftists riled up? Wait until you hear this.
Operation Rescue founder Randall Terry plans to run anti-abortion ads with graphic pics of aborted fetuses during the Super Bowl, potentially reaching over a hundred million viewers, and there is nothing leftists can do legally to stop it.
Terry, who is running for president as a Democrat to give pro-life Democrats a choice besides Obama, is raising money on his website in order to air these graphic ads (warning: very graphic) during the expensive Super Bowl slot. And he will be allowed to do it, too: GreelyGazette.com reports (warning: link includes a graphic pic),
While ads of this type have frequently been rejected by television agencies for their graphic content, Terry is using a loophole in federal election law that requires stations to run his ads.
FEC regulations require television stations to run ads by a political candidate within 45 days of an election. This means that primary states that fall within the 45 day window will have to run the graphic ads during the Super Bowl if he purchases the slots.
The campaign says they have ads ready to go in 40 markets, including Colorado. The first ad was purchased on Friday, January 6.
CNN International confirms, “Section 315 of the FCC Telecommunications Act says stations must air ads for candidates for federal office and are prohibited from altering the content. That means they can’t refuse to run political ads even if the ads contain material the stations would ordinarily reject.”
If Terry succeeds in raising the money, leftists (and many other Americans) will witness the gruesome and controversial reality of abortion for themselves on February 5, 2012.