One of the nation’s leading pro-life activist groups sponsored a commercial that will run ahead of the Democratic presidential primary debate on MSNBC Wednesday night, telling viewers that the party’s platform is far left of the American consensus on abortion.
The minutelong ad is titled “Consensus” and is the focal point of the six-figure ad-buy from March for Life Action, the organization that hosts the annual demonstration against abortion attended by thousands in the streets of Washington, D.C., each year.
In addition to the MSNBC advertisement that will run in the 8 p.m. ET hour ahead of Wednesday night’s debate among 10 candidates, the commercial will also be featured in a number of digital ad placements.
The advertisement relies on polling conducted by Marist Institute for Public Opinion on behalf of the pro-life Catholic fraternal organization Knights of Columbus.
Over 1,000 people were surveyed across the U.S. in February for the poll, which found that 8 out of 10 respondents “support restrictions on abortion.”
The ad features a diverse group of women saying the American consensus is that there should be “real legal limits” on abortion in the U.S.
“America has consensus,” the women assert, “8 in 10 Americans agree.”
The advertisement adds that 6 out of 10 respondents that consider themselves to be “pro-choice” agree that “abortion should happen only during the first three months of pregnancy.”
The commercial uses the poll’s finding to suggest that Democrat politicians who support unrestricted access to abortion are out of touch with the majority of pro-choice Americans.
“Many of them want abortion legal,” one woman stresses in the ad. “Right up until birth.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Samuel Smith