Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Metro (NY): Don't look now: You may not like the ads you see:
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.” . . .