Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Abortion ad runs on British television

On May 24, the international abortion provider Marie Stopes was allowed to run a television advertisement for abortion on British television. The ad encourages women who have an unplanned pregnancy to contact Marie Stopes for "help" if they're not sure what they're going to do. As Marie Stopes' web site makes clear, the only option they can "help" with is abortion.
Marie Stopes International, a sexual health group akin to the U.S.'s Planned Parenthood that provides abortions and other services at clinics throughout the U.K., has purchased a time slot for a 30-second commercial scheduled to air Monday night, the Telegraph reports. The ad ? which does not mention the word abortion, but directs women to a 24-hour hotline after posing the question, "Are you late?"? has stirred heated debate and prompted condemnation from anti-abortion advocates and religious organizations.