Political advertising is granted a lot of leeway in its content regulation, which means candidates can run any ad they want, as long as the content of that ad isn’t, essentially, intentionally false and misleading.
But just because they can run nearly any kind of ad they want, should they? What about an ad showing a dismembered fetus and images of dead Christians and Jews as a criticism of President Obama? That’s the kind of ad Andrew Beachman, a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in Kentucky’s 2nd District is running. And he’s not the only one.
Beacham is one of seven congressional candidates across the country who plan to use the tactic, reports Businessweek. Each candidate is, not surprisingly, affiliated with Randall Terry, leader of the anti-choice domestic terror organization Operation Rescue.
Other graphic anti-abortion/anti-Obama ads will run in Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio, Indiana, Iowa and Colorado.
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