Abortion Survivor Blasts Obama on BAIPA

Amanda Carpenter
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Posted: Oct 27, 2008 5:09 PM
Abortion survivor Gianna Jessen doesn't mind that Barack Obama attacked her when she spoke out against Obama's opposition to the Born Alive Infant Protection Act.

"I've dealt with worse; I survived an abortion," she says in a powerful new ad for BornAliveTruth.org.


JESSEN: "Seen this ad? In it, Senator Obama personally attacks me. I've dealt with worse; I survived an abortion. State Senator Barack Obama voted 4 times against laws to protect babies who survive abortions. Meanwhile, U.S. Senators voted 98-0 for Born Alive Infant Protections. Senator Obama says deciding when babies get human rights is above his pay grade. Tell him abortion survivors deserve legal protections too."
Jessen became the first abortion survivor to appear in an issue advocacy advertisement earlier this year. After her first ad was released, the Obama campaign issued a response ad that said BornAliveTruth was misleading voters. This is the attack Jessen refers to in the spot. "Senator Obama had the audacity to go after Gianna Jessen, born alive after a failed abortion, and call her and the ad she appeared in 'a despicable lie,'" said Jill Stanek, executive director of BornAliveTruth.org. "We want to make sure voters are aware of Barack Obama's extreme stance on abortion and that he voted four times, while an Illinois State Senator,  to deny medical care to infants born alive after abortions."