The Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform (CBR) U.K. has a campaign running in Walthamstow, under the name #StopStella, to challenge the actions of the borough’s pro-abortion M.P. Stella Creasy and to educate the local population on her actions and on abortion in general.
Last weekend saw the campaigners funding a billboard campaign with the above poster. Creasy took to Twitter, apologising for the “graphic images”, to demand that the posters were removed.
The apology was bizarre – what more awesome images can man take but those taken of babies in utero (those we have of space now are equals, but surely no more awesome)? The claim that the campaign is harassment of women was infantilising. Women deserve to be exposed to every perspective on abortion so that, if-and-when, a time comes that they’re considering opting for abortion themselves, they can make informed decisions. Kudos goes, surprisingly, to the Metropolitan Police for upholding the free speech rights of the campaigners and refusing to use their public spaces protection orders (PSPO) powers to inhibit this vital conversation. Note: PSPO’s, lauded by pro-abortionists after one was used to prevent The Good Counsel Network from offering information, counselling and practical support to women outside an Ealing abortion clinic, are also utilised to criminalise rough sleeping, so really “good” and “progressive” all round.
M.P.’s from across the political spectrum crowded onto the social media platform to express their outrage:
The question here, is not whether women should or should not have the right to kill their children; the question is whether or not we, as a society, should have the right to be allowed to have meaningful conversations about abortion. Many of our M.P.s do not condone our right to talk – and Clear Channel Direct, the company who rented the billboard space to CBR U.K. is only too sorry for their oversight in letting us start:
The Advertising Standards Agency report having received 100 complaints and confirm that they are investigating the campaign.
Well done to CBR U.K. for their efforts to crack the Overton Window on this critical issue. Shame on our elected representatives who oppose widening the discourse. Scorn on companies enthralled to their totalitarian attitudes.
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