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Candidate's campaign ads include graphic images of aborted fetuses

October 20, 2010

Missy Smith, the Republican candidate for the District of Columbia’s congressional delegate position, has launched a television ad campaign that includes graphic images of aborted fetuses.

The local Republican Party has distanced itself from her efforts, and YouTube, citing its policy against “shocking and disgusting content,” has refused to allow the posting of the ads on its website.


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  • Posted by: lauriem5377 - Oct. 20, 2010 8:12 PM ET USA

    Such images should be made public. Most people don't understand the horror of abortion - they simply think the baby somehow 'goes away'. When most people see the images of what is done to babies in an abortion, they find it hard to ever support that kind of choice again. Good for this candidate and shame on the Republican Party. Who is going to stand up for the babies' lives?

  • Posted by: mclom2107 - Oct. 20, 2010 7:08 PM ET USA

    Fully agree with DrJazz. Why is it so bad to see something that is done quite happily all around the world every day?

  • Posted by: P.Philip - Oct. 20, 2010 6:05 PM ET USA

    Shock and disgust comes from knowing a woman unsexed herself to the ultimate degree of sacrificing her child to the calculations of self interest. "She turns and looks a moment in the glass, Hardly aware of her departed baby; Her brain allows one half-formed thought to pass: 'Well now that's done: and I'm glad it's over.' When lovely woman stoops to folly and Paces about her room again, alone, She smoothes her hair with automatic hand, And puts a record on the gramophone"-from The Waste Land

  • Posted by: R. Spanier (Catholic Canadian) - Oct. 20, 2010 5:34 PM ET USA

    Five young people were recently arrested, handcuffed and hauled away for attempting to defend the pre-born by displaying similar images at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. For the complete story see the Sept/Oct 2010 newsletter at

  • Posted by: DrJazz - Oct. 20, 2010 2:17 PM ET USA

    The images may be "shocking and disgusting," but they are, after all, only images of actions that are shocking and disgusting. Why doesn't the Republican party talk about banning the actions that enable the making of such images?