Thursday, March 13

London (On) anti-abortion billboard branded 'misleading, false'

The billboard, on the south side of Oxford Street between Tim Hortons and the Thames River bridge, suggests otherwise. Accompanied by a side view of a pregnant woman's abdomen and a superimposed image of a fetus, it says: "9 months. The length of time an abortion is allowed in Canada. Abortion. Have we gone too far?"

"It's misleading, it's false," said Carolyn McLeod, professor of philosophy and women's studies at the University of Western Ontario.

"Healthy Canadian women are not having abortions seven, eight or nine months into a pregnancy." Only 27 per cent of Canadian hospitals do abortions and no doctor will do one after 24 weeks except for dire health reasons, she said.

The ad is part of a national campaign, with local organizations paying for billboards in their communities, he said.

The organization also signed a contract to run pro-life ads on London Transit buses for a year, but they were pulled by agreement after six weeks before Christmas because of complaints and vandalism.

1 comment:

Prole said...

That same billboard is on display right before the Peace Arch border crossing into Washington state. It makes me furious everytime I see it.