FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - An anti-abortion activist who filed for Congress so he could run TV ads supporting his cause plans to air an especially graphic ad showing a dismembered fetus on nine stations.
Andrew Beacham is running in Kentucky's 2nd District but not with the intention of winning. Instead, he simply wants to use his candidacy as a bully pulpit.
Beacham, an Indiana resident, is a supporter of longtime anti-abortion leader Randall Terry, the Operation Rescue founder who used his unsuccessful run in the Democratic presidential primary this year as a platform to attack abortion.
In his ad, Beacham charges that President Barack Obama is giving money to Planned Parenthood "to murder babies." Puffing a cigar, Beacham says, "you vote for Obama, the real question is, what are you smoking?"
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