In a powerful new ad released by President Biden’s reelection campaign, the 51st anniversary of Roe v. Wade is commemorated with a story that highlights the personal impact of the landmark law being overturned. Dr. Austin Dennard, an OB-GYN from Texas and a mother of three, narrates the 60-second ad titled “Forced,” recounting her own experience of being unable to receive an abortion in Texas after the law was overturned.
Dr. Dennard shares her heartbreaking journey of having a planned pregnancy two years ago, only to discover that the fetus had a fatal condition with no chance of survival. In Texas, due to the overturning of Roe v. Wade by former President Trump, Dr. Dennard was forced to continue the pregnancy, putting her own life at risk.
The ad serves as a poignant reminder of the dire consequences of Trump’s presidency and warns against his plans if elected in 2024. It sheds light on his anti-abortion crusade and the potential for further restrictions on women’s access to reproductive healthcare. The Biden campaign aims to bring attention to the devastating legacy left behind by Trump and the importance of safeguarding women’s reproductive rights.
The ad will be aired in battleground states and during the highly anticipated season premiere of ABC’s “The Bachelor.” It will also be featured on various channels such as HGTV, TLC, Bravo, Hallmark, Food Network, and Oxygen. Additionally, it will run during the NFL conference championships in battleground states.
Campaign manager Julie Chávez Rodríguez emphasizes the significance of the ad, stating that it serves as a wake-up call for women across the country. It underscores the need to protect reproductive healthcare and serves as a reminder of the potential consequences if Trump’s anti-abortion agenda gains further traction.
President Biden’s campaign strategically targets his predecessor by highlighting his role in the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Trump has frequently claimed credit for ending the landmark law, citing his appointment of three conservative justices to the Supreme Court.
This emotionally charged ad not only commemorates the anniversary of Roe v. Wade but also provides a fresh perspective on the ongoing battle for women’s reproductive rights. It urges voters to consider the consequences of electing leaders who prioritize limiting access to reproductive healthcare and emphasizes the importance of upholding the principles laid out in Roe v. Wade.