Created Equal and Operation Rescue have announced a "voter education" strategy aimed at getting the anti-abortion vote out on November 6. Their press release states that "battleground" states including Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Missouri, and Iowa will be targeted, and other states are being considered.
Beginning on June 23 in Columbus, Ohio, the two groups will launch their "mobile billboard" campaign with trucks featuring macabre images of mutilated fetuses.
Mark Harrington, Executive Director of Created Equal says, "America is at a crossroads. We have been killing children in the womb for almost forty years. On November 6, 2012, America will either choose life or death. Our billboards permit the victims of abortion to speak for themselves. If the photographic evidence of the injustice of abortion doesn't activate the pro-life vote, nothing will."
Harrington has been a supporter of the so-called "Heartbeat Bill" introduced in Ohio by Janet Porter of Faith2Action, who had previously lost her radio networks due to her controversial Christian dominionist leanings. Porter's bill, which would have banned abortion in most cases, was not introduced in the GOP-dominated Senate. As Right Wing Watch reports, Republican Senate President criticized Faith2Action for making "exaggerated and inflammatory statements" in connection with its campaign to ban abortion once a heartbeat was detected in a fetus.