The Washington Post
Politics by Ben White
Wednesday, September 27, 2000; Page A14
Interest Groups Hope Campaign Ads Make Them Campaign forces
Television ads from a variety of interests groups are hitting the airwaves
this week. The Catholic group Priests for Life began airing a television
commercial on cable stations in major media markets aimed at driving the
abortion issue to the center of the campaign debate.
The ad, part of a $1 million media campaign planned by the group, will air
all week in prime time on cable stations in New York, Los Angeles, Kansas City,
Chicago, Washington, Detroit and Pittsburgh. "If those elected to public office
can’t respect the life of a little baby, how are they supposed to respect
yours?," the Rev. Frank Pavone, the head of the group, says in the ad.