A survivor of a botched abortion who was adopted after birth is one of the stars of an ad campaign aimed at leaving a message to the Supreme Court ahead of arguments to be heard Dec. 1 in the landmark Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case, Fox News reported.
The ad, which will air next week, is being publicized by the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List ( SBA List ) and Abortion Survivors Network are part of a larger effort by anti-abortion groups to reach out with their message highlighting the humanity of life in the womb. The campaign earmarked $10 million, with $2.5 million available for television and digital ads.
Amy Miles, in 1980 survived a late-term abortion of approximately 28 weeks. After her birth, she was adopted, but as in many other cases, it was not until adulthood that she learned of the circumstances of her birth, receiving medical details of the delivery.
The abortion procedure left her with significant disabilities. Today with her story, she wants to raise awareness about the pain inflicted on the baby in the womb, how vital the developing life is, and that no one should take away the right to be born.
After her survival, Amy was adopted and is married, a mother, a master’s level graduate, and an occupational therapist.
In a statement to Fox News, Melissa Ohden, founder of Abortion Survivors Network, asked, “Isn’t something wrong in our society when Amy, myself and other abortion survivors are only alive today because an abortion failed to take our lives, and our government failed to protect us?”
“Policies in our country should be life-affirming, not life-ending. It’s long past time that the humanity of preborn children be recognized in the law, and that support for women and their children be the norm, not the exception,” added Ohden.
Meanwhile, Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the SBA List, stated, “Amy’s witness speaks to the reality that abortion harms women and children – a truth the profit-driven abortion industry would rather keep secret – and the extremism of U.S. policy that allows late-term abortion on demand up to birth.”
“Science tells us children in the womb are as human as you and me, with the capacity to feel pain by 15 weeks. When Americans understand the brutality of painful late abortions, they are eager to enact limits. It’s time to modernize our laws and protect babies and mothers,” Dannenfelser said.
Other ads in the SBA series that will attempt to get the Court to change the historic standards set in Roe and Casey feature a doctor who regrets performing abortions and a doctor who treats pregnant women and their children.
After hearing arguments from both sides in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case in December the Court will analyze whether all pre-viability abortion limits are unconstitutional.
The case concerns a Mississippi abortion law passed in 2018 that bans abortions after 15 weeks. The law was blocked by the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
The ads will air on radio and cable stations in the Washington, DC media market, including networks CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox News, Newsmax, CNBC, and CNN, and digital media, according to Fox News.