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LadyX
Posted: Monday, February 28, 2011 1:35:54 PM

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So what do you think?
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Posted: Monday, February 28, 2011 1:40:07 PM

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We have one on a road near my town that says, "Abortion: The Ultimate Child Abuse" or something.

I'm sure this surprises no one, but they both offend me greatly since they are fallacious arguments. I can elaborate, but I'm in a hurry to log off at the moment.

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Posted: Monday, February 28, 2011 1:47:09 PM

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If this is a real billboard it is incredibly offensive. I'm clearly a little more to the "right" than a lot of poeple on here, but this is the kind of crap that just annoys the shit out of me. Scare tactics and outright ignorance. Yea, I'm sure that someone who is ProLife will look at this and immediately have a change of heart. This is nothing more than pandering to one's own crowd.





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LadyX
Posted: Monday, February 28, 2011 1:48:12 PM

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It's real. Its in the SoHo neighborhood in New York City. Planned Parenthood is, of course, right down the street.
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Posted: Monday, February 28, 2011 2:01:49 PM

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LadyX wrote:
It's real. Its in the SoHo neighborhood in New York City. Planned Parenthood is, of course, right down the street.


I hate how they're screwing with PP right now. They do a lot of good for a lot of people and they're getting shit on right and left.
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Posted: Monday, February 28, 2011 2:16:00 PM

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I'm offended that they are singling out African American wombs. I'm pretty certain that members of other races have abortions too.
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Posted: Monday, February 28, 2011 3:05:54 PM

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10 ... and many would probably be surprised with my standing on the "issue"
magnificent1rascal
Posted: Monday, February 28, 2011 3:09:15 PM

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On a scale of 1-10: How offensive is this billboard?

10+

It's racist, inflammatory, defamatory, and on top of all that, the image of the little girl was somehow used without her mother's knowledge! Thank goodness it's been taken down.

Maggie Rascal
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Posted: Monday, February 28, 2011 3:47:17 PM

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10. Posted the guy behind this in the sex ed thread. His argument is predictable.
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Posted: Monday, February 28, 2011 4:43:59 PM

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magnificent1rascal wrote:
On a scale of 1-10: How offensive is this billboard?

10+

It's racist, inflammatory, defamatory, and on top of all that, the image of the little girl was somehow used without her mother's knowledge! Thank goodness it's been taken down.


Probably not. Her mother probably signed a release with the modeling agency when she signed a contract saying that they could use her image as they see fit. She cashes the check her daughter made and that's the end of it for her.
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chefkathleen wrote:
magnificent1rascal wrote:
On a scale of 1-10: How offensive is this billboard?

10+

It's racist, inflammatory, defamatory, and on top of all that, the image of the little girl was somehow used without her mother's knowledge! Thank goodness it's been taken down.


Probably not. Her mother probably signed a release with the modeling agency when she signed a contract saying that they could use her image as they see fit. She cashes the check her daughter made and that's the end of it for her.


Oh yes, I understand that the mother had to have signed a release for her daughter's image to be used in stock advertising, but she didn't know it was going to be used on that particular billboard.

http://www.freesworld.com/2011/02/25/update-thatsabortion-com-billboard-removed/

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Posted: Monday, February 28, 2011 6:24:55 PM

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ok, it's offensive on SO many different levels, and yeah, i give it an 11. wow... really... i need to digest this for a bit before i can make a co-herant post...

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Posted: Monday, February 28, 2011 7:07:10 PM

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It's offensive on various levels...here is an article related to it...
http://www.blackvoicenews.com/news/news-wire/45773-soho-billboard-womb-is-the-most-dangerous-place-for-an-african-american.html


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scooter
Posted: Monday, February 28, 2011 7:13:58 PM

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I'd love to put a picture of me in her place,,,
That'd scare a few people straitFugly
stephanie
Posted: Monday, February 28, 2011 8:04:04 PM

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I'm not a fan of termination BUT I am resolutely pro-choice.... (And that choice is the pregnant girl's choice....)

I live in a Western Country where abortion is illegal IN EVERY CIRCUMSTANCE. (Rape, incest etc...)

Thousands of Irish girls travel every year to the United Kingdom to obtain abortions that are illegal in Ireland.

Some have been prosecuted upon their return, though none have ever been convicted or jailed, fined etc.... Most of these cases have been overthrown by The European Court Of Human Rights.

Just last week, the 'morning after' pill (an abortive pill if used within 72 hrs of unprotected sex) has been legalised in Ireland.

This advert is racist and contains little or no information about the issue being portrayed.

(Currently in Ireland there is an Anti-Abortion poster campaign that portrays unborn children in the womb with slogans like: "He Might Have Played For Ireland" or "She Might Have Danced For Ireland" etc....) I needn't point out the obvious sexism....

Despite never having been in the situation to make such a heart-breaking decision (and how lucky am I, since ANY form of contraception was illegal in Ireland until the mid '80s!!!!) I have friends and relations who have had to make this impossible choice. Some chose to have a child. Some did not, and travelled to England...

My friends who chose to keep their unplanned babies are very happy with that decision. NOW.

My friends who chose NOT to have a child at that time (most of whom have families now....) remain haunted by their choice but recognise that it was the right decision at that time.... And it hurts them still, even knowing they made the right choice at the time...

A hugely emotive issue, all I can say is that fascile and idiotic campaigns like this do nothing to educate or facilitate tortured young women who find themselves in an impossible situation.

Just my opinion.....

xx S


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scooter
Posted: Monday, February 28, 2011 8:25:17 PM

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Awesome Stephanie..........
A story in the makings.
I'm so glad I can't get pregnant.
For real, we should all think about what you said..
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Posted: Monday, February 28, 2011 8:38:40 PM

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For someone who didn't know what the hell was going on, this billboard looks completely dumb.

I just find it sickening. Get some facts on it and take out the horrible attempt at logic and maybe I'd not be sickened by it. It makes me cringe with disgust to be honest.
Dancing_Doll
Posted: Monday, February 28, 2011 8:53:03 PM

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stephanie wrote:


My friends who chose NOT to have a child at that time (most of whom have families now....) remain haunted by their choice but recognise that it was the right decision at that time.... And it hurts them still, even knowing they made the right choice at the time...



This was a poignantly (and very accurately) summarized point.

Actually, your entire post was worthy of applause. I learned quite a few new things about the struggles of pro-choice in Ireland. Thank you for sharing.


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Posted: Monday, February 28, 2011 9:04:45 PM

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10+ This is just scary. How can they single out one race and be like it's ok. WTF is it with theses right wing nut jobs that feel they can crucify people and there choice. This is taking the first admendment and spitting in it's face. I'm disgusted in more ways then I can think off.
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Posted: Monday, February 28, 2011 9:22:17 PM

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RockhardRides wrote:
10+ This is just scary. How can they single out one race and be like it's ok.


If you read the article I posted the link to, you'll see the billboard was created by a black man...here is a quote...

“During Black History Month, we celebrate our history, but our future is in jeopardy as a genocidal plot is carried through abortion,” said Pastor Stephen Broden, a board member of Life Always, the nonprofit organization responsible for posting the billboard. “We have seen the heartbreaking effects of opportunists who happen to be Black abortionists perpetrating this atrocity; it’s not just babies who are in danger, it’s also their mothers, and our society at large,” he added.




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scooter
Posted: Monday, February 28, 2011 9:29:56 PM

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As always,,,
nice work Alan
TheLadyOfShalott
Posted: Monday, February 28, 2011 9:43:04 PM

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Very offensive, as well as this one:




~ "She left the web, she left the loom,
She made three paces through the room,
She saw the water-lily bloom,
She saw the helmet and the plume,
She look'd down to Camelot.
Out flew the web and floated wide;
The mirror crack'd from side to side;
"The curse is come upon me," cried
The Lady of Shalott. "
TheLadyOfShalott
Posted: Monday, February 28, 2011 9:44:08 PM

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TheLadyOfShalott wrote:
Very offensive, as well as this one:




Every time >.<


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110222/ap_on_fe_st/us_odd_billboard_flap_jonestown_3


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She made three paces through the room,
She saw the water-lily bloom,
She saw the helmet and the plume,
She look'd down to Camelot.
Out flew the web and floated wide;
The mirror crack'd from side to side;
"The curse is come upon me," cried
The Lady of Shalott. "
LadyX
Posted: Tuesday, March 01, 2011 7:25:01 AM

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DirtyMartini wrote:
RockhardRides wrote:
10+ This is just scary. How can they single out one race and be like it's ok.


If you read the article I posted the link to, you'll see the billboard was created by a black man...here is a quote...

“During Black History Month, we celebrate our history, but our future is in jeopardy as a genocidal plot is carried through abortion,” said Pastor Stephen Broden, a board member of Life Always, the nonprofit organization responsible for posting the billboard. “We have seen the heartbreaking effects of opportunists who happen to be Black abortionists perpetrating this atrocity; it’s not just babies who are in danger, it’s also their mothers, and our society at large,” he added.



Thanks for the link, Alan. What a bunch of lies, in addition to being offensive in every way possible, as others have made clear enough without me expounding on it even more.

I love how African-Americans like Broden willfully carry water for the mostly lilly-white religious right, making crazy arguments like "blacks are targeted for abortions", when less than 10 percent of all abortion clinics are in areas populated by blacks.

Far be it from me to call somebody Uncle Tom- but I just might roll that label out for this guy. Like struggles aren't real enough without others creating racial strife where there really isn't any, and for the political gain of groups that by-and-large do, and care, very little about minorities or their concerns.

I'd offer up a 'shame on you', but clearly they know none.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 01, 2011 7:50:03 AM

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This is incredibly offensive. I saw this on our local news here and heard from both sides of the argument. Im not gonna get into my views on the subject in general, not the time or place but whether you are pro-choice or pro-life, you have to see this as offensive just for the way it portrays a certain group. It is very offensive to one race, The HUMAN RACE!!

The billboard was put up for shock value and they obviously suceeded in accomplishing their goal!!
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I just don't know what to say on this one I mean wow. it takes a lot to offend me and I find that hugely offensive wrong on so many levels. and I can only rate from 1 to 10? Not high enough

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stephanie wrote:
I'm not a fan of termination BUT I am resolutely pro-choice.... (And that choice is the pregnant girl's choice....)

I live in a Western Country where abortion is illegal IN EVERY CIRCUMSTANCE. (Rape, incest etc...)

Thousands of Irish girls travel every year to the United Kingdom to obtain abortions that are illegal in Ireland.

Some have been prosecuted upon their return, though none have ever been convicted or jailed, fined etc.... Most of these cases have been overthrown by The European Court Of Human Rights.

Just last week, the 'morning after' pill (an abortive pill if used within 72 hrs of unprotected sex) has been legalised in Ireland.

This advert is racist and contains little or no information about the issue being portrayed.

(Currently in Ireland there is an Anti-Abortion poster campaign that portrays unborn children in the womb with slogans like: "He Might Have Played For Ireland" or "She Might Have Danced For Ireland" etc....) I needn't point out the obvious sexism....

Despite never having been in the situation to make such a heart-breaking decision (and how lucky am I, since ANY form of contraception was illegal in Ireland until the mid '80s!!!!) I have friends and relations who have had to make this impossible choice. Some chose to have a child. Some did not, and travelled to England...

My friends who chose to keep their unplanned babies are very happy with that decision. NOW.

My friends who chose NOT to have a child at that time (most of whom have families now....) remain haunted by their choice but recognise that it was the right decision at that time.... And it hurts them still, even knowing they made the right choice at the time...

A hugely emotive issue, all I can say is that fascile and idiotic campaigns like this do nothing to educate or facilitate tortured young women who find themselves in an impossible situation.

Just my opinion.....

xx S

cheerleader Well written Stephanie, maybe with the new government things may change further.

I give the offensive billboard a 10 vote and think it was terrible to put something like it up. If a woman wants to terminate a pregnancy than that is up to her to decide after all it is her body.
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Posted: Sunday, March 06, 2011 9:12:37 PM

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Maybe I'm just jaded, but I'm not very offended by the billboard. I see it as just another attempt by a fanatic fringe group to grab attention for themselves.

How about this one:








Or this one:







I Googled "offensive billboards", and came up with all kinds of weird crap. Here's one that some people found offensive:







Here's another that some people found offensive...







I mean; there are fringe groups everywhere trying to promote their agendas, and the easiest way to promote themselves is by causing controversy. When all is said and done, their fifteen minutes will be over before you know it and we'll all be on to the next big controversy, like the raging debate over Steven Tyler's best performances on American Idol. If I were the parent of that child, I'd probably be pissed off that her image was used to promote a political agenda that I don't believe in, but then again, I should have stipulated that I wanted final approval of any ad copy before I signed the release. You live and learn. Good for her, though, that a big enough stink was raised that they had to take the ad down. That's what the free market system is all about, baby.

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If there was one for various races - it would be offensive but less so for racism. I don't care if it was a black man behind it. Unfortunately, people commit crimes against their own race and think it's okay.

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I am torn with the whole idea of abortion. I do not believe it should be used as a form of birth control, but a pregnancy as a result of rape or incest, I believe it is the ladies choice. Not only do I find the billboard offensive for promoting abortion, I find it very racist.
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