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article imageTea Party anti-abortion ad too graphic for YouTube but not TV

By Kim I. Hartman     Oct 23, 2010 in Politics
Washington - An anti-abortion ad by Washington, DC tea party candidate Missy Reilly Smith has achieved an unlikely distinction of being banned from YouTube while still being legal and constitutionally protected and will air on local Washington television stations.
Warning: The footage shown in these two political advertisements is sickening and contains extremely graphic images and may be too disturbing for most viewers.
The ads, which features extremely graphic pictures of aborted late-term fetuses, was deemed by YouTube to violate the site's terms of service on posting "shocking or disgusting content," ABC News reported. But television stations in the D.C. area will run the spot along with a warning to viewers about its graphic content. (see schedule)
In the political advertisements, Smith describes to the viewer her life story including how she eventually turned against the practice of legally aborting fetus's after having had two abortions herself early in life.
"I was told it's not a baby. They lied to me. They exploited me. Then I learned the truth, and I've suffered for years," Smith says in a voice-over. "And believe me, I am angry. My heart has been ripped out. Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Norton -- they all support the murder of babies and the abuse of women by abortion. It's time to make child killing illegal again."
Under the FCC's Communications Act of 1934, broadcast outlets are required by law to offer political candidates access to air their ads, but YouTube is under no such restriction.
The advertisements can also be viewed at Smith's website, which boasts in bold lettering: "Tea party's number one mission: end legalized child-killing!"
Smith, a self-proclaimed anti-abortion champion and defender of the rights of unborn babies, is running against Democrat Eleanor Holmes Norton for the seat of the D.C. House delegate. Norton is reportedly in favor of abortion rights for women.
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