Graphic Abortion ads running in DC – What do you think?

Political ads with images of abortion (very graphic) are being aired on the Washington, DC based networks.  Due to federal communications law ads submitted by qualified federal candidates must not be refused.

Missy Smith is running for Congress to represent Washington, DC.  Since she is a Republican and holds values and positions in direct opposition to most District of Columbia residents, her chances of getting elected are pretty slim.  So she has admittedly used this opportunity to educate residents of Washington, DC and the surrounding areas about the horrors of abortion.

Here are the ads.  The first ad has one quick graphic image. Click here to view.

The second ad is very graphic, using very graphic images for most of the ad. Click here to view.  Both ads are thirty seconds in length.

What do you think of the ads?  What do you think of graphic images like these being aired during prime time TV for all to see, including children?

I’m curious to know.  I’ll update this later and give you my opinion.  Thanks 😀

11 Responses to Graphic Abortion ads running in DC – What do you think?

  1. Jen says:

    It’s about time the truth is told and put out for all to see!

  2. Tami Leasure says:

    I applaud her! She is standing up strongly and boldly for what she believes in. By taking this opportunity to educate through her ads is so impressive, I wish she could run in my state!

  3. Jody Ward says:

    Does viewing these images sear our conscience and lower our sensitivity to the violence of abortion?

    When I first saw pictures of aborted babies, I could not help but turn away. They haunted me. I find it easier to look at them now, and I am a little less horrified. For my own conscience’s sake, I avoid looking at such photos.

    Is it possible that we could forget that these are dead little people who have been violently murdered? Do they seem a little less human because they are small?

    Think about this. Would we approve if a candidate used photos of naked, mangled, decapitated bodies of dead GI’s to promote his or her anti-war platform? If not, could it be that we somehow see fully grown people as more human than pre-born children, regardless of what we say we believe about their personhood?

    Truth needs to be documented and available to those who are seeking it, but isn’t prudence called for? Do we risk further dulling the popular conscience by broadcasting these images to people of all ages, including young children, who desperately need to hear our message of deep respect for the sanctity of human life and the human body?

  4. Linda says:

    I agree with Jen that the truth needs to come out, because so many people believe the myth that a baby is just a “ball of cells” or a “piece of tissue”. But I also worry, like Jody, that viewing the horror might desensitize us to it; might be so shocking that our brains can’t process it, and cause us to think of these precious ones as less than human. I would not want to scare my young children with these images.

  5. Sheila says:

    The graphic images are hard to look at, but necessary. Abortion is what is so offensive, not the photos. Let the photos prick consciences and bring people to their senses! History has shown that when a human injustice is taking place, and graphic images are shown in the media, people get involved and help to eliminate the evil. This is a matter of life and death. Children today are exposed to so much violence, in tv, in video games, in movies. I don’t like the idea of chidlren seeing this but I also know children involved with the prolife activist families and these children understand far better than adults what abortion does to our innocent brothers and sisters. In a perfect world, there would be NO violence. Let’s vow to stop abortion, the worst violent taking of human life in the history of the human family.

    • Jessica Sayers says:

      I think this is a great point! I have heard many parents argue against graphic images and at the same time allow their young children to engage in media that is violent, sexual, and ungodly. It is such an incredible contradiction, especially when the stakes for abortion are so much greater than the entertainment of their children.

  6. Whitney C says:

    The ads have a great idea and people need to realize the truth, the problem is first of all these shouldn’t be ran during the day when children are watching tv. I am very much prolife but if I had children I would not want them to see these images. Another problem is that women that have had abortions and have repented for them and understand what they did wrong now may see these images and it’s not fair to them.

  7. TJ says:

    Missy Smith is bold and courageous and full of wisdom to use this opportunity to expose the horrors of abortion. If little children happen to see the ad, it will engrain in them a memory that abortion is bad, and that is good. God hears the prayers of tiny little children, and if these children begin to petition the courts of God for an end to abortion, it shall be done. God Bless Missy Smith. Protect her and cause her to continue to be a voice for the pre-born children who have no voice.

  8. Barbara Spencer says:

    The ads are haunting and horrifying but so is abortion. This is the reality that the public needs to see. It’s these images that changes hearts. Let the truth stand for itself. I commend Missy Smith for her courage to stand up and speak for those who have no voice.

  9. Jessica Sayers says:

    While these images may be harsh and not appropriate for everyone, the greater concern is that we are killing thousands of children and ruining the lives of women every day. This must stop. People must see their CHOICE. It educates the pro-choicer who believes abortion is a reproductive right and should motivate the apathetic Christian to do something for these children. America has become a nation similar to the one Jeremiah spoke about when he wrote these words, “Also, in thy skirts is found the blood of the souls of the poor innocents: I have not found it upon secret search, but upon all these.” (Jer 2:34) I thank God for those who are standing for life for the innocents, a restoration of truth and righteousness, and for those who fulfill the words of Proverbs 31:20, “She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. “

  10. Clarissa says:

    The first ad does extremely well at making the case against abortion, but I feel the second does not. I have two very young daughters, the older of which is three, the second ad would have scared her half to death. A brief image like the one used in the first ad, even if the image had been more graphic, would have served the purpose without the same level of harm to our young ones; a momentary flash on the screen can be ignored or forgotten by a child who does not yet understand while still stinging and staying fresh on the mind of an adult. While children should be taught the sanctity of life they should also be allowed to retain some of their childhood innocence. Besides, this the briefer image does not provide as much opportunity for desensitization; if you are shown a brief image that will remain burned into your mind, while (possibly due to pervasive media violence) entire video of clips depicting the horrors of abortion almost seem surreal. By the end it becomes harder to grasp that these images truly are the victims of abortion, that they have been murdered, and that they are very real.

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