YouTube Yanks Grisly Tea Partier's Abortion Ad

Missy Smith had 2 abortions, now candidate wants to outlaw them
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 22, 2010 4:22 AM CDT

A Tea Party campaign ad featuring graphic images of aborted fetuses is so grisly that it's being blocked from YouTube. The 30-second spot for Washington congressional candidate Missy Smith is, however, running two dozen times on various TV stations in the DC area. But the images are so disturbing that many stations will run 15-second notices warning viewers of what they are about to see. In the ad, Smith says she made a big mistake when she had not one, but two, abortions. Now, "it’s time to make child killing illegal again," she says over the gruesome photos. YouTube pulled the ad, saying it violated the site's policy against "shocking and disgusting content.”

Smith could not be immediately reached for comment, notes ABC News. The linchpin of her campaign against Democratic Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton is the fight against abortion, and she often appears at events with controversial anti-abortionist Randall Terry. Her website reads: “Tea Party’s Number One Mission: End Legalized Child-Killing.” Smith, who refers to herself as a "post abortive woman," also "hates big government, high taxation, socialism, and government bailouts" and demonstrates for chastity, she notes on the site. She has never held public office.
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