Monday, February 9, 2009

Life: Imagine the Potential

A late posting I realize, but I just came across this video today and enjoyed it so much I thought I'd share it.

NBC Sacks Pro-Life Super Bowl Ad

CHICAGO, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NBC has rejected an uplifting and positive pro-life ad submitted for its Super Bowl broadcast this Sunday. After several days of negotiations, an NBC representative in Chicago told today that NBC and the NFL are not interested in advertisements involving "political advocacy or issues."

Brian Burch, President of reacted: "There is nothing objectionable in this positive, life-affirming advertisement. We show a beautiful ultrasound, something NBC's parent company GE has done for years. We congratulate Barack Obama on becoming the first African-American President. And we simply ask people to imagine the potential of every human life."

"NBC told that they do not allow political or issue advocacy advertisements. But that's not what they told PETA," said Burch. "There's no doubt that PETA is an advocacy group. NBC rejected PETA's ad for another reason altogether."

According to an email posted on, Victoria Morgan, Vice President of Advertising Standards for Universal, said: "The PETA spot submitted to Advertising Standards depicts a level of sexuality exceeding our standards." Morgan even detailed "edits that need to be made" in order for the spot to run during the Super Bowl.

"NBC claims it doesn't allow advocacy ads, but that's not true. They were willing to air an ad by PETA if they would simply tone down the sexual suggestiveness. Our ad is far less provocative, and hardly controversial by comparison," said Burch.

"The purpose of our new ad is to spread a message of hope about the potential of every human life, including the life of Barack Obama," said Burch. "We are now looking at alternative venues to run the ad over the next several weeks."

The ad aired on BET in Chicago on Inauguration Day. It has become an Internet hit with over 700,000 views in seven days. The ad was in the top 10 "most viewed" category on YouTube on Inauguration Day last week.
There's a message abortion supporters don't want to hear.


Miss Anonymous said...

You people are all about the sanctity of private property and all that, right up until someone disagrees with you and says "no, you can't use our airwaves to spew your crap." Then it's all self-righteous chest beating and posturing.

Hypocrite much?

- Dan said...

Let me stereotype Miss Ano-ying and her Dem friends:
Miss Ano-ying is against the death penalty, but not for helpless babies. Helpless babies deserve the death penalty if the mother so chooses.
Miss Ano-ying is for preservation of habitat to save endangered species, but not the preservation of a pregnancy to save a fetus. Save the rainforest, not the womb.
Miss Ano-ying is for the preservation of her opinions, not anyone else's.
Hypocrite much?

Anonymous said...

Wow, all liberals should be thankful Obama's momma was pro-life once!

Anonymous said...

My mother was pro-choice, but she still had me. Just because a woman is pro-choice doesn't mean she is against having babies, you tool.

Anonymous said...

"Just because a woman is pro-choice doesn't mean she is against having babies, you tool."

Ummm, yea, it does. It means a woman chooses to kill their child and not have it. You just happened to win at Russian Roulette. Now think about the 50 million plus that lost.