A new ad seems to be trying to get conservatives and anti-abortion groups to support Democrat Hillary Clinton, or at least trying to get people's support away from Republican Donald Trump.
The ad titled "Grace," released by the Democratic political action committee Priorities USA Action, features a couple from Columbus, Ohio and their daughter Grace. It begins with the husband and wife recalling how an ultrasound image revealed that their unborn daughter would be suffering from a condition called spina bifida. It then shows photos of their daughter as a baby, and then as a young girl in wheelchair.
Lauren Glaros says that her daughter "is a total blessing in our lives" while her husband Chris says that "despite all of her medical challenges, she brings out the goodness in each person."
The ad then segues to the topic of Trump, Clinton's rival for presidency. It features a clip of the presumptive Republican nominee making a speech last year where he appears to be mocking a reporter with disability.
"When I saw Donald Trump mock a disabled person, I was just shocked," says Mrs. Glaros. "The children at Grace's school all know never to mock her, and so for an adult to mock someone with a disability is shocking."
"When I saw Donald Trump mock somebody with a disability, it showed me his soul, it showed me his heart, and I didn't like what I saw," says Mr. Glaros says.
While the ad is an attack on Trump, there seems to be an underlying message of support for parents who decide to not terminate a pregnancy because their child might suffer from a disability after it is born. Clinton, however, had shown support for abortion rights. She said in a recent interview, as reported by Life News, that an "unborn person doesn't have constitutional rights," which would include the right to life.
Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, said that the ad is "powerful until the very end, when one discovers that it is for Hillary Clinton," according to NPR.
"This year, the duopoly on parties have given us two horrible choices when it comes to questions of human dignity," he said.
Trump denied having mocked the reporter, said ABC News.