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Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity Shows Will Air Anti-Choice "Heartbeat Bill" Ad

Reported by Priscilla - November 4, 2011 -

I know that TV ads are all about the "Benjamins" and don't, necessarily, reflect the ideology of the shows. I've seen ads for Fox during MSNBC shows. But I do find it interesting that Ohio Pro-Life Action will be running 30 second spots during the Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity shows. The ads urge the viewers to contact their Ohio legislators in order to urge them to pass the anti-choice Ohio "heartbeat bill" which would make abortion illegal once a fetal heartbeat is detected which is about four weeks into a pregnancy. Again, ad time and space are, primarily, based on revenue. But as the "church lady" would say, "isn't it special" that the ads are going to be only on two shows whose hosts have a distinct anti-choice view. Is Fox doing a little "community organizing?"

The Ohio law, if passed, will be the most strict in the nation and as such, will be subject to court challenges. As most women don't get conformation of a pregnancy until after four weeks, it will effectively abolish the right to an abortion in Ohio as it does not even make provisions for rape, incest, and the health of the woman. Given that Fox News is the mouthpiece for the anti-choice movement, it isn't surprising that they would run this. But what makes it interesting is that the only venues for the ad are the shows hosted by virulently anti-choice Catholic men, one of whom, Bill O'Reilly, was given an award by the hate group, the Family Research Council for his creation of a climate of hate in which an abortion provider was assassinated. One wonders if O'Reilly might still be congratulating himself about his anti-Dr.Tiller jihad. (Kicking Tiller's butt?)

The ad shows students who are getting into a school bus and who, according to Ohio Pro-Life Action, represent the number of students who will be "saved" if the bill passes. Given Ohio's budgetary problems, educating students who are presently getting on buses is difficult enough, let alone all those "saved" zygotes. It's a stupid and offensive ad - but then it will be airing on shows hosted by Hannity and O'Reilly. Nuff said.

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