Yes on 6 campaign commercials to start. First one - A Mt. Rushmore idea from a snow globe.
Vote Yes for Life on Six, the political campaign formed to uphold the ban, has remained tightlipped on its advertising strategy. Leslee Unruh, the Vote Yes campaign manager, said Tuesday that the campaign has been focusing on grass-roots efforts such as holding house parties and distributing informational pamphlets and DVDs.
Unruh said she's grateful that people across the country, including Falwell, are helping her organization fight to uphold the ban. She said her group is "waiting for the right time" to start airing its television ads.
"We're not going to turn down money from anybody," Unruh said. "Obviously, we're up against a machine that has been making a living with this issue."
But a number of supporters of the abortion ban last week discussed upcoming advertising in a nationwide conference call dubbed "an emergency South Dakota briefing."
Radio personality Janet Folger, an abortion opponent, said a television commercial supporting the ban featuring Mount Rushmore will begin airing soon. The ad will state that "there are some things so ingrained in our history that even our rocks cry out," Folger said in the conference call.
The commercial includes quotes from former Presidents Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and George Washington, Folger said. One of those quotes is Jefferson's "The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government," she said.
Folger said the idea for the ad came when Unruh gave her a Mount Rushmore snow globe.
Okay, even I'm thinking that a Mt. Rushmore snow globe is a cheap gift. But, as you see here, at least it led to bigger and better things.