May 21, 2012
Rolling pro-life billboards to blanket key states
A "Vote Pro-life" campaign is under way and hopes to impact key states in the 2012 election. The project is sponsored this presidential election year by an organization called Created Equal.
Mark Harrington, the group's founder, says about its recent efforts: "We have rolled out a mobile billboard voter education campaign on the pro-life issue."
As Harrington explains, the campaign is non-partisan and does not endorse candidates. "We're just compelling people to register to vote, and then to vote on November 6 and vote pro-life," he explains. "And we're doing that with billboard-size images of aborted fetuses and embryos on the sides of box trucks."
The idea, he says, is to educate voters about abortion in several key battleground states: Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Missouri and Iowa. That education includes getting the point across to voters that an abortion claims the life of an unborn baby.
"They don't realize the gravity of the issue -- and that's why these pictures on the sides of trucks will compel them hopefully to reason to the conclusion to vote pro-life [on] November 6, 2012," says Harrington.
Harrington's team has already hit the road with the first phase of the campaign in Ohio and then in Florida, including the Republican convention which takes place in Tampa in late August.
Contact: Charlie Butts