Down to the Wire: Just $8,123 left to match to win our Challenge Grant. Your gift will still be doubled!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Candidate's campaign ads include graphic images of aborted fetuses

Catholic World News - 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.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($59,767 to go):
$150,000.00 $90,233.12
40% 60%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 5 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • 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 http://www.unmaskingchoice.ca/

  • 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?

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Getting Marriage Right 3 hours ago
O Earthly Lord, vouchsafe to us high speed Internet. 6 hours ago
No 'Francis effect' in Strasbourg 10 hours ago
What Pope Francis told European Parliament, and what Pope John Paul II said 12 hours ago
Public perception demands a way of mercy November 24

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis: Europe seems 'elderly and haggard' CWN - 14 hours ago