Charlie Butts and Jody Brown, OneNewsNow
NBC has rejected a pro-life ad for the Super Bowl, citing its policy not to run ads involving “political advocacy or issues.”
The 30-second television spot, a project of CatholicVote.org and financed by The Fidelis Center for Law & Policy, actually emerged just before the inauguration of President Barack Obama. Brian Burch, president of CatholicVote.org, explains there is nothing objectionable in its “life-affirming” message, which features ultrasound pictures of a baby in a mother’s womb.
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“The ad actually sparked so much interest, and we started getting e-mails and calls from people who saw the ad [and] wanted to try to put it on the air,” says Burch. “And given the time of year that we’re at, there began a campaign to put it on the Super Bowl.”