San Francisco, Calif., Jan 30, 2008 / 21:04 pm America/Denver (CNA).
A pro-life campaign sponsored by the U.S. Catholic Bishops has drawn the ire of a San Francisco chapter of Planned Parenthood, which is trying to have the campaign’s radio advertisements removed from local stations.
The Second Look Project, sponsored by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, says on its website that it presents “basic facts” regarding abortion, offering “information to help people make informed decisions based on fact rather than emotion.”
One of the radio ads, titled “Heartbeat,” begins with a thumping heartbeat.
"Hear that?" says the announcer. "It's the heartbeat of an infant in the womb at six months.” The announcer then describes the heart rate of the child and how his or her chances of survival would be greater than 50%.”
“"But even today, his mother could choose to have an abortion,” the advertisement continues. The ad says that Roe v. Wade legalized abortion “for virtually any reason” through all nine months of pregnancy.