The ad is tasteful, not in the least bit obnoxious. So it's safe to say the ad was rejected on political grounds. See Hot Air for details.
NBC is coming under fire from pro-life advocates for rejecting a television commercial a pro-life group hoped to run during the Super Bowl. The ad shows a beautiful picture of an unborn child during an ultrasound and asks what would happen if President Barack Obama had been a victim of abortion.
After several days of negotiations, an NBC representative in Chicago told the group late yesterday that NBC and the NFL are not interested in advertisements involving “political advocacy or issues.” …
“But that’s not what they told PETA,” he said about the network’s recent decision to reject an ad from the animal rights group. “There’s no doubt that PETA is an advocacy group. NBC rejected PETA’s ad for another reason altogether.”
According to an email posted on the PETA web site, Victoria Morgan, Vice President of Advertising Standards for Universal, said, “The PETA spot submitted to Advertising Standards depicts a level of sexuality exceeding our standards.”
LifeNews claims that NBC is still working with PETA on how to edit
their ad to make it air-worthy during the Super Bowl. If they don’t
mind vegetable fetishes for political advocacy, I’d like to get an
explanation of how an ultrasound offends their sensibilities.
Personally, I laughed out loud at the PETA ad. I can see where it pushes the limits of Super Bowl standards, but watching models get all hot and steamy with broccoli is hilarious. It's like something out of the Onion.
The parents of a pregnant 19-year-old have been arrested
after she told police that they kidnapped her and tied and gagged her,
and were taking her to New York for a forced abortion.
in Maine said federal investigators may get involved in the case since
it allegedly involved kidnapping someone to take them across a state
According to a report in the Manchester Union-Leader, arrested were Nicholas Kampf, 54, and Lola Kampf, 53.
were arrested by Salem, N.H., police Friday after a 911 call came in to
police from the couple’s daughter, Katelyn, when she reported she had
Police told the newspaper that Katelyn had
convinced her parents to untie her and allow her to use a restroom at a
shopping plaza, and she escaped, using her cell phone to call for help.
Sgt. Ron Peddle said Katelyn Kampf was found by officers
behind the shopping plaza, and her parents were arrested while driving
around the parking lot, apparently looking for her. Police said they
found duct tape, a .22-caliber rifle and rope in the couple’s vehicle.
matter what the case is, this is not a rational way to deal with a
family issue,” Cumberland County Sheriff Mark Dion told the newspaper.
The couple each was being held on $100,000 bail and facing up to 15 years in jail.
reported Katelyn Kampf had been living in Portland with her boyfriend,
and when her parents found out about the pregnancy they attacked her,
tying her up and bundling her into the car.
Dion told the
newspaper it was unclear how the parents thought they could convince a
doctor to perform an abortion if their daughter wouldn’t cooperate.
According to a report in the Boston Globe, the young woman had red marks left by the duct tape, but no other injuries.