Inside Poltics: Kentucky House candidate to air ad featuring fetus

FRANKFORT, Ky. — An anti-abortion activist who is running for Congress says he will air an ad this week in Kentucky and Indiana showing a dismembered fetus.

Andrew Beacham is running against Republican congressman Brett Guthrie, but not with the intent of winning. Instead, he is using his candidacy to criticize President Obama’s support for abortion rights.

Mr. Beacham says he is one of seven candidates affiliated with longtime anti-abortion leader Randall Terry, the founder of Operation Rescue. Mr. Terry said candidates will run anti-Obama ads in battleground states.

Rick McCue of WBKO-TV in Bowling Green, Ky., says the station can’t refuse to air the ad.

NEW YORK

Former President Clinton urges religious tolerance

NEW YORK — Former President Bill Clinton says the followers of Islam shouldn’t resort to violence when they hear their faith challenged in an increasingly diverse and Internet-connected world.

Mr. Clinton tells CBS “This Morning” that “you cannot live in a shame-based world. You won’t make it in the 21st century.”

He says in an interview broadcast Tuesday the United States wasn’t “disrespecting Islam” by declining to censor a film trailer that, quote, “nobody in authority knew anything about.”

Mr. Clinton says the world has learned the hard way that people must be allowed in a free setting to say and do things that others might find abhorrent. He adds, “You can’t react every time you’re insulted.”

Video clips of the movie appeared this month, sparking riots in Libya, Yemen, Pakistan and other countries in the Islamic world.

CAMPAIGN

Tea party blogger now on board with Akin

A tea party blogger who initially urged Rep. W. Todd Akin to step down after his “legitimate rape” gaffe is now calling on conservatives to support him, saying larger interests are at stake.

Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips wrote that “it’s time to take one for the team,” and support Mr. Akin — simply to stop his opponent, Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, from winning a second term and helping Democrats keep their Senate majority.

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