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  •  I had a thought about those ads-- (5+ / 0-)

    They could end up being counter-productive.  Seeing graphic images of aborted fetuses hundreds of times would eventually blunt the emotional impact of the ads.  Just like they say watching violence in movies and on TV can make some people more blase about (or even accepting of) violence.

    I have no idea whether any research supports this theory, but I just thought I'd throw it out there.

    If anything, I suspect that the frequent running of a graphic ad like that would cause viewers to switch channels the second they saw the beginning of the ad.

    By the way, is it still true that most of the graphic photos of dead fetuses the "right-to-lifers" use are actually pictures of babies who were spontaneously aborted or stillborn?  I know that used to be the case.

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