UPDATE: FFRF’s Ron Reagan ad to air on CNN’s abortion special Sunday night, Sept. 3

Ron Reagan Ad

Update: CNN recently informed FFRF that it will be delaying the show by a week. Please look for the CNN abortion special (and FFRF’s Ron Reagan ad) on Sunday night, Sept. 3.

Look for the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s iconic commercial, featuring “unabashed atheist” Ron Reagan, during CNN’s upcoming special on abortion.

The program, “Without Roe: The New Abortion Landscape” on “The Whole Story with Anderson Cooper,” featuring immersive reporting inside a network of organizers who help women travel to doctors around the country to access legal abortion, premieres on Sunday, Sept. 3, at 8 p.m. Eastern. To show support for abortion rights, FFRF’s 30-second spot will air twice during the special.

In the ad, Reagan, the progressive son of President Ronald and Nancy Reagan, says:

Hi, I’m Ron Reagan, an unabashed atheist, and I’m alarmed, as you may be, by the intrusion of religion into our secular government. That’s why I’m asking you to support the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the nation’s largest and most effective association of atheists and agnostics, working to keep state and church separate, just like our Founders intended. Please support the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Ron Reagan, lifelong atheist, not afraid of burning in hell.

CNN reports that at least 21 states have banned or restricted abortion and says the program “pulls back the curtains of the ongoing state-by-state struggle.” For instance, it will follow Alamo Women’s Clinic (which had to move its practice from Texas), the Midwest Access Coalition and an underground network of volunteer pilots known as Elevated Access, who transport abortion providers and patients on small private aircraft.

“We are so grateful to Ron Reagan for his generous continuing endorsement of FFRF and to the many individuals who have become members since finding us through this TV commercial,” says Dan Barker, FFRF co-president.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is a national nonprofit organization with more than 40,000 members across the country. FFRF protects the constitutional separation between state and church and educates about nontheism. FFRF advertising is made possible by kind contributions earmarked for advertising from members.

Donations to FFRF are deductible for income-tax purposes and can be earmarked for “advertising/PR” to help fund future ads.

Freedom From Religion Foundation

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