Anti-Abortion 527 Launches Anti-Obama TV Ad

By Nitya

Sep 16, 2008 7:10am

A new 527 has emerged. Called BornAliveTruth.org, the political organization says its mission "is to educate the public on the IL Born Alive Infants Protection Act and Sen. Obama’s record opposing this act."

In this TV ad, which is said to be airing in battleground states New Mexico and Ohio, a woman named Gianna Jessen says she survived a failed abortion, and criticizes Obama for voting against legislation that would have declared that if a baby survives an abortion, its life must be saved.

“I’m a survivor, as are many others … but if Barack Obama had his way, I wouldn’t be here," she says.  "Four times, Barack Obama voted to oppose a law to protect babies left to die after a failed abortion. Sen. Obama, please support born alive infant protections. I’m living proof these babies have a right to live."

Jessen claims on her Web site to have survived her then-17-year-old mother’s saline abortion in her third trimester. *

We told you about this abortion vote, that Republicans would use against Obama, back in January.

- jpt

* UPDATE: Jessen has posted medical records on her Web site to support her story, which you can see HERE.

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