Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Obama Ad Narrated by NP

Politico.com reports on a new Obama ad that uses a Planned Parenthood nurse practitioner narrator. The ad happens to be about the pro-choice vs. pro-life debate. The nurse practitioner says:

"“Let me tell you: If Roe vs. Wade is overturned, the lives and health of women will be put at risk. That's why this election is so important,” says the nurse-practitioner who narrates Obama’s ad. “John McCain's out of touch with women today. McCain wants to take away our right to choose. That's what women need to understand. That's how high the stakes are.”"

While my intention is not to turn my blog into a political forum, this certainly is a poignant event for nurse practitioners - to be featured in the national spotlight by the Democratic Presidential Candidate of the United States. It is, however, on a polarizing topic that may further shape individuals views of nurse practitioners either positive or negative.

I have been unable to hear the ad for myself so if anyone can point me to a link, please do so.

Update: Here is a link to the powerful ad: http://audio.cbsnews.com/2008/09/03/audio4411721.mp3

2 comments:

Kay Conrad said...

Thank you for the Pro-Choice ad. As an "former" OB/GYN nurse and before Roe v Wade, I witnessed several young women admit to the ER w/ septicimia each time an abortionist was relased from prison.Several of these 18-22 y/o died.
What we do not need is a "hockey mom" totally out of touch with reality as well as apparently never having dealt with discrimination regarding the needs of women. Thanks

Angie said...

I too appreciate the links, as an NP in Arizona. I had been looking all over the web for them and have now used them to link on my Blog - thanks again. Here is my blog and I would like to put a link of your blog on mine. (http://nphealthpolicy.blogspot.com/)