Wednesday, March 10, 2010

New York City Subway System Flooded with New Anti-Abortion Ads

Metro (NY): Don't look now: You may not like the ads you see:

Subway Starting this week, the New York City subway system will be flooded with a massive ad campaign that addresses a touchy subject: abortion.

The 2,000 ads, which straphangers will see in nearly every subway station beginning tomorrow, depict either a woman saying, “I thought life would be the way it was before,” or a man saying, “I often wonder if there was something I could have done to help her.”

The ads haven’t been unveiled yet, but they’re already stirring up controversy, particularly from pro-choice organizations.

“The campaign suggests that feelings of sadness and self-harm are the universal experiences for someone who had an abortion,” said Samantha Levine of NARAL Pro-Choice New York. “And there’s no evidence to suggest that that’s true.”

“The organization behind these ads has an agenda,” continued Levine. “They aren’t seeking to help women — they’re seeking to get abortion banned.” . . .

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I recommend ad busting by adding to the ads. For example: To “I often wonder if there was something I could have done to help her.” I’d add “Like wearing a condom.” Or on the “I thought life would be the way it was before” ad which continues “Abortion changes things.” I’d add “But not as much as having a child.” Other ideas?
Large stickers you can print out in advance work great.

Posted by: Amy | Mar 10, 2010 12:34:43 PM

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