Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Anti-abortion ad campaign is misleading

NAF remarks, "This is another example of an anti-abortion organization using misleading images and misinformation to advance their agenda of banning abortion."
Toronto, ON - Today, the National Abortion Federation (NAF) condemned Life Canada's national anti-abortion ad campaign.

The image in the ad is of a nine-month-pregnant woman and the text of the ad states, "Nine months: the length of time abortion is allowed in Canada. No medical reason needed. Abortion, have we gone too far?"

"This is another example of an anti-abortion organization using misleading images and misinformation to advance their agenda of banning abortion. Doctors in Canada only provide abortion care up until 23 weeks 6 days from a woman's last menstrual period unless a woman's health or life is at risk or the fetus has a lethal anomaly," said Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of NAF. "These types of tactics and propaganda used by anti-abortion advocates often backfire and even those who oppose abortion often object to the misleading images and misinformation."
The cities of Fredericton, New Brunswick and Kelowna, British Columbia have refused to run these ads on public transportation and Hamilton, Ontario has decided to pull the ads, citing that they were "offensive" and "controversial."

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