Tue September 25, 2012
Anti-Abortion Candidate Plans Graphic TV Ads
An anti-abortion activist who filed for Congress so he could run TV ads supporting his cause plans to air an especially graphic ad showing a dismembered fetus on nine stations.
Andrew Beacham is running in Kentucky's 2nd District but not with the intention of winning. Instead, he simply wants to use his candidacy as a bully pulpit.
Beacham is a supporter of longtime anti-abortion leader Randall Terry, the Operation Rescue founder who used his unsuccessful run in the Democratic presidential primary this year as a platform to attack abortion.
In his ad (warning: graphic content), Beacham charges that President Barack Obama is giving money to Planned Parenthood "to murder babies." Puffing a cigar, Beacham says:
"You vote for Obama, the real question is, what are you smoking?"
Beacham, an Independent, is one of four candidates who have filed for the congressional seat now held by Republican Brett Guthrie, who is seeking re-election.
The ads are scheduled to begin running Wednesday.