FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — An anti-abortion activist who filed for Congress so he could run TV ads plans to air an especially graphic spot showing an aborted fetus.
Andrew Beacham is running in Kentucky's 2nd District but not with the intention of winning. Instead, he simply wants to use his candidacy to attack President Barack Obama's support for abortion rights.
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 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?"