TV ads for abortionists?

TV ads for abortionists? September 21, 2009

That was the proposal in England, but British pro-lifers flooded the television agency with protests, stopping the measure for now, though it will come up again for consideration next year. From Christian Telegraph:

When the British television advertising regulatory agency announced in March this year that it would consider allowing abortionists to advertise on television, doctors and religious leaders united against the scheme saying it would do nothing but increase Britain’s already sky-high abortion rate. But officials were not prepared for the overwhelming opposition of Britain’s public to the idea. With over 4000 submissions having been made to the consultation, the review of the advertising codes will be delayed a year, reports Hilary White, LifeSiteNews.com.

The public consultation closed on June 19 and the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) had expected that the changes would be implemented as early as next year; but now the Broadcast Committee of Advertising Practice (BCAP), the body responsible for the advertising codes, has said they will not be able to complete the consultation process until the first quarter of next year due to the unprecedented number of submissions, many of which expressed opposition to abortion.

The proposals also included the suggestion to allow advertisements for condoms and other artificial birth control before the so-called “watershed” hour of 9 pm. The proposals were hailed by Britain’s abortion industry as a “progressive” move.

Paul Tully, general secretary of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children, said, “We are pleased to note that the BCAP is carefully scrutinising the submissions. We hope that this huge expression of public concern will make the BCAP realise the depth of public feeling on the issue.


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  • Jonathan

    The airwaves in the US are already plastered with ads for stiffy pills in prime time TV (try explaining those ads to a 7 year old) so it’s only a matter of time before the abortionists start to advertise their remedy for the stiffy pills.

  • Jonathan

    The airwaves in the US are already plastered with ads for stiffy pills in prime time TV (try explaining those ads to a 7 year old) so it’s only a matter of time before the abortionists start to advertise their remedy for the stiffy pills.

  • I saw an ad for “pro-choice America” a few years ago that was hauntingly disturbing.

  • I saw an ad for “pro-choice America” a few years ago that was hauntingly disturbing.

  • Stephanie

    It’s terrible, but I’m sort of curious about how exactly an abortion provider would create an ad that would not end up being horribly, horribly offensive. Even to those not of a pro-life persuasion. There just does not seem to be an appropriate way to advertise that.

    Also? Not that I am conceding the point, but if the fetus is just a mass of cells and abortions are just like any other surgery, doesn’t it seem odd to run ads? How many ads do you see for other surgeries? The only one I can think of is Lasik.

  • Stephanie

    It’s terrible, but I’m sort of curious about how exactly an abortion provider would create an ad that would not end up being horribly, horribly offensive. Even to those not of a pro-life persuasion. There just does not seem to be an appropriate way to advertise that.

    Also? Not that I am conceding the point, but if the fetus is just a mass of cells and abortions are just like any other surgery, doesn’t it seem odd to run ads? How many ads do you see for other surgeries? The only one I can think of is Lasik.