NBC Nixes Pro-Life Ad For Super Bowl
NBC refused to air a pro-life ad for the Super Bowl this year.
Here is the amazing ad that already has been viewed 760,000 times:
NBC is coming under fire from pro-life advocates for rejecting a television commercial a pro-life group hoped to run during the Super Bowl. The ad shows a beautiful picture of an unborn child during an ultrasound and asks what would happen if President Barack Obama had been a victim of abortion.
The commercial, a popular one in recent weeks within the pro-life movement, is sponsored by the pro-life Catholic group Fidelis and its CatholicVote web site.
After several days of negotiations, an NBC representative in Chicago told the group late yesterday that NBC and the NFL are not interested in advertisements involving “political advocacy or issues.”
Brian Burch, president of the pro-life group, told LifeNews.com he is upset that NBC officials rejected what he calls a uplifting and positive pro-life ad.
“There is nothing objectionable in this positive, life-affirming advertisement. We show a beautiful ultrasound, something NBC’s parent company GE has done for years,” Burch said.
“We congratulate Barack Obama on becoming the first African-American President. And we simply ask people to imagine the potential of every human life,” he told LifeNews.com.
Burch said NBC told Fidelis that they do not allow political or issue advocacy advertisements.
“But that’s not what they told PETA,” he said about the network’s recent decision to reject an ad from the animal rights group. “There’s no doubt that PETA is an advocacy group. NBC rejected PETA’s ad for another reason altogether.”
The ad aired on BET in Chicago on Inauguration Day and it has become an Internet sensation with over 700,000 views in seven days. The CatholicVote ad was in the top 10 “most viewed” category on YouTube on Inauguration Day last week.
The Vatican criticized Obama this week after one of his first moves as president was to fund foreign abortions.