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New K of C pro-life radio ad

The Knights of Columbus have started running a nice 30-second radio ad. The background info is below. For those of you not familiar with the Knights, the guys with the funny hats and swords at one point in the video Mr_Ed posted are “4th degree” Knights, who appear at “fall outs” at various events, such as when bishops or higher in the hierarchy are appearing locally.

Knights of Columbus spot features beating heart of 10-week-old unborn child.

A 30-second radio spot encouraging people to “vote pro-life” in the November elections began running on radio stations around the United States Sept. 23 It will continue to air until the Nov. 4 election.

The ad features the sound of an unborn baby’s heartbeat at 10 weeks, and the voice of a woman saying, “Listening to this makes me wonder – why would anyone question that her life has begun?” It concludes with the words, “Vote your heart. Vote Pro Life.”

“The fact that the child whose heartbeat we hear is alive is simply a matter of science,” Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson said in announcing the beginning of the ad campaign.

“We believe that it is vital that America’s pro-life community make it clear that they will reserve their votes for candidates of either party who are committed to protecting life from conception to natural death.”

A similar ad is planned for broadcast in Canada, where general elections are set for October 14, 2008.