The Obama campaign has put together an unannounced television ad in response to the "born alive" spot that suggested that "If Barack Obama had his way," a woman who survived a failed abortion attempt "wouldn't be here."
"John's McCain's attacks – the sleaziest ads ever," an announcer says as the spot opens with quotes from media outlets critical of McCain ads fill the screen. "Truly vile. Now, votes taken out of context accusing Obama of letting infants die? It's a despicable lie."
"Even the bill's Republican sponsor said it's untrue," the announcer continues. "Obama's always supported medical care to protect infants. McCain? He's running on a platform to ban abortion. Even in cases of rape and incest. Sleazy ads. Anti-choice. That's John McCain."
It's important to note that the spot that this ad is a response to was not put out by the McCain campaign. It came from a 527 political organization called BornAliveTruth.org, which has cast Obama's response as an attack on the woman featured in its ad.