Who's afraid of Gianna Jessen? Answer: Barack Obama Updated: Gianna responds
By Michelle Malkin
Gianna Jessen is the powerfully eloquent survivor of abortion who recently appeared in the ad above challenging Barack Obama's opposition as state senator to the Illinois Born Alive Infants Protection Act.
I hear from a source that WKYC-TV in Cleveland has confirmed Obama is running an ad responding to the BornAliveTruth.org ad featuring Jessen. Says my source:Obama's campaign told the Associated Press they would only be running "low-profile radio ads and campaign mailings." They deliberately misled the media to portray a false sense of low-key campaigning. The fact is this issue is a problem for Obama, his record is clear and Gianna Jessen is a living manifestation of the fact that many babies do survive abortions and need medical protection and care. Obama voted against such protection and care four times in the Illinois State Senate while the U.S. Senate passed an identical bill 98-0.
The Obama response ad is scheduled to run on WKYC-TV at the following times today, and is probably running in other markets in Ohio:
4:10pm during Ellen
5:09pm during Dr. Phil
7:35pm during Entertainment Tonight
So much for low-profile. I'd say this is panic-mode politics from The One.Who's afraid of Gianna Jessen? Answer: Barack Obama.You think the AP will write a follow-up correcting its water-carrying spin?Statement from Gianna Jessen:Mr. Obama is clearly blinded by political ambition given his attack on me this week. All I asked of him was to do the right thing: support medical care and protection for babies who survive abortion - as I did 31 years ago. He voted against such protection and care four times even though the U.S. Senate voted 98-0 in favor of a bill identical to the one Obama opposed. In the words of his own false and misleading ad, his position is downright vile. Mr. Obama said at the recent Saddleback Forum that the question of when babies should get human rights was above his pay grade. Such vacillation and cowardice would have left me to die if his policies were in place when I was born. Thank God they were not.
Statement from Jill Stanek:
It is despicable, repulsive and beneath contempt that Barack Obama would attack Gianna Jessen. She is a courageous abortion survivor and living miracle who would not be with us today if Obama's policies had been in place when she was born. Mr. Obama continues to mislead the American people on this issue, he voted four times against medical care and protection for babies who survive abortions in the Illinois State Senate, while the U.S. Senate was voting 98-0 to pass an identical bill. Mr. Obama needs to come forward and tell the American people that he understands people like Gianna Jessen, and that he will support and enforce Born Alive Infant protections -- that these are living, breathing human beings who have come into our world and deserve protection in the law and should receive medical care at health care facilities. These babies have the same rights as the rest of us.
If you could please send the below contact information to every media outlet in your area of the country this will help get the word out.
WKYC-TV in Cleveland confirms Obama is running an ad responding to the http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=0014dBEScPe4gfXA7nHv8rjij0ZQc8_SBZg1dzveXrkfLkljcYcslbqeY-KcBPvwba5uPk6Wk6P2g1sRrIcGEvSpeSqjOXxxi2V_n34B75Tb0zk1JziX37ONM5Q_GmsdvpK ad featuring abortion survivor Gianna Jessen. Watch it for yourself here, 15 seconds in, as the second commercial. The Associated Press reported the Obama campaign was only running "low-profile radio ads and campaign mailings." The fact is this issue is a problem for Obama, his record is clear and Gianna Jessen is a living manifestation of the fact that many babies do survive abortions and need medical protection and care. Obama voted against such protection and care four times in the Illinois State Senate while the U.S. Senate passed an identical bill 98-0. The Obama response ad is scheduled to run on WKYC-TV at the following times today, and is probably running in other markets in Ohio: 4:10pm during Ellen5:09pm during Dr. Phil7:35pm during Entertainment Tonight Jill Stanek of BornAliveTruth.org and Gianna Jessen are available for interviews as Obama puts the abortion issue front and center - he has just announced he will be doing a "faith, family and values" tour in Ohio next week.
Arina O. GrossuCRC Public Relationsagrossu@crcpublicrelations.com
703.683.5004 ext. 104
Transcript:"I'm Barack Obama and I approve this message John McCain's Attacks: "the sleaziest ads ever", "truly vile"Now, votes taken out of context accusing Obama of letting infants die? It's a despicable lie. Even the bill's Republican sponsor said it's untrue. Obama's always supported medical care to protect infants. McCain? He's running on a platform to ban abortion, even in cases of rape and incest. Sleazy ads.Anti-choice.That's John McCain."