‘It’s 2022’: Moosomin woman looks to combat rural anti-abortion billboards with ‘Abortion is Healthcare’ signs

Brady Lang
Aug. 25, 2022

Megan Johnston was travelling en route to a camping trip with a friend, nine hours across the province, when she began counting anti-abortion signs in the rural areas of Saskatchewan.

Once they arrived, the pair realized they had passed 13 of the signs, sparking an idea in the Moosomin woman’s head to do something about it.

Continued: https://regina.ctvnews.ca/it-s-2022-moosomin-woman-looks-to-combat-rural-anti-abortion-billboards-with-abortion-is-healthcare-signs-1.6042907


Canada – Court to rule on decision to remove some anti-abortion ads from Guelph Transit buses

Kenneth Armstrong
June 16, 2021

A judicial review is in the final stage of deciding whether the City of Guelph acted improperly when it removed three anti-abortion advertisements from city buses.

The three-judge panel heard final arguments from the city and the applicant, Guelph and Area Right to Life, during a virtual hearing on Tuesday.

Continued: https://www.guelphtoday.com/amp/local-news/court-to-rule-on-decision-to-remove-some-anti-abortion-ads-from-guelph-transit-buses-3879184


Challenge of city’s abortion ads decision could have ‘ripple effect’ says abortion rights group

Three national organizations have been granted 'friends of the court' status for an upcoming court challenge

Apr 19, 2021
By: Richard Vivian, Guelph Today

Three national organizations have been granted “friends of the court” status for an upcoming court challenge of the city’s decision to pull three anti-abortion advertisements from buses in 2019 and 2020.

“We think this is an important case because, I think, Canadians have the right to be protected from false advertising, which is really what this case revolves around and whether cities have the right to refuse such advertising or whether they’d be compelled to subject the public to false and demeaning advertising,” said Joyce Arthur, executive director of the Vancouver-based Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada (ARCC).

Continued: https://www.guelphtoday.com/local-news/challenge-of-citys-abortion-ads-decision-could-have-ripple-effect-says-abortion-rights-group-3641812


Athens metro advertises anti-abortion campaign

Athens metro advertises anti-abortion campaign

By Sarantis Michalopoulos | EURACTIV network and EURACTIV.com
Jan 13, 2020

An anti-abortion campaign poster displayed in the Athens metro has triggered a strong reaction from the government, which forced the transportation company to immediately remove it.

On Monday (13 January), social media in Greece were flooded with pictures from the subway.

Continued: https://www.euractiv.com/section/health-consumers/news/athens-metro-advertises-anti-abortion-campaign/


Canada – Anti-abortion group defends their ads on transit buses, despite outrage

Anti-abortion group defends their ads on transit buses, despite outrage

Spencer Turcotte, CTV Kitchener
Published Monday, November 11, 2019

GUELPH -- An anti-abortion group in Guelph says they're defending their right to freedom of speech with their advertisements on transit buses as others in the community are calling for them to be removed.

Guelph & Area Right to Life says there are only five images, but they have been duplicated for display on the back of 10 different buses.

Continued: https://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/anti-abortion-group-defends-their-ads-on-transit-buses-despite-outrage-1.4680627


UK – Stella Creasy Hits Out At ‘Vile’ Anti-Abortion Billboards In Walthamstow

Stella Creasy Hits Out At 'Vile' Anti-Abortion Billboards In Walthamstow
The Labour MP, who is pregnant, has become the target of radical campaigners who posted a graphic billboard in her constituency.

30/09/2019
By Sarah Turnnidge

Labour MP Stella Creasy has condemned “vile” anti-abortion campaigners after they posted graphic advertisements featuring an unborn foetus around her constituency, including on a billboard.

Creasy, who is pregnant, said she has been subjected to a campaign of “harassment” by activists from the Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform UK (CBR UK), which included a protest at the weekend and adverts being posted on a billboard, bus stops, and a phone box around Walthamstow.

Continued: https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/stella-creasy-abortion-billboard_uk_5d91eface4b0e9e760500216


Australia – Anti-Abortion Billboard To Be Removed From NSW Highway After Backlash

Anti-Abortion Billboard To Be Removed From NSW Highway After Backlash

Wed 24 Jul 2019

An anti-abortion ad will be removed immediately from a roadside billboard, a month after the same ad was ordered to be pulled down from buses in the state.

The billboard ad features the words “a heart beats at four weeks”, advertising pro-life group ‘Emily’s Voice’ as part of its ‘notbornyet’ campaign.

Continued: https://10daily.com.au/news/australia/a190724axcug/anti-abortion-billboard-to-be-removed-from-nsw-highway-after-backlash-20190724


Part 1: how anti-abortion activism is exploiting data

Part 1: how anti-abortion activism is exploiting data

Monday, July 22, 2019

Intrusive data collection software and digital marketing systems are being developed and promulgated around the world by powerful and politically connected US-based anti-abortion organisations.

As anti-abortion organisations wake up to the utility of personal data to tailor and target messages online, data-intensive technologies and tools are being specifically developed for crisis pregnancy centres – which reportedly sometimes masquerade as licensed medical facilities and which have been criticised for providing those seeking medical help with false and misleading information.

Continued: https://www.privacyinternational.org/long-read/3096/part-1-how-anti-abortion-activism-exploiting-data


Google changes policy to block misleading ads for anti-abortion groups

Google changes policy to block misleading ads for anti-abortion groups
Announcement comes after Guardian revealed Google gave $150,000 in free ads to opaque anti-abortion group

Vivian Ho and Stephanie Kirchgaessner
Tue 21 May 2019

Google has changed its advertising policy after facing scrutiny for providing tens of thousands of dollars in free advertising to an anti-abortion group that runs misleading ads designed to deter women from terminating their pregnancies.

Google announced this week that starting in June, advertisers running ads “using keywords related to getting an abortion” will first have to distinguish themselves as an organization that “either provides abortions or does not provide abortions”, according to the new policy update.

Continued: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/may/20/google-changes-policy-to-block-misleading-abortion-clinic-ads


Canada – ‘Completely cross the line’: Anti-abortion ads on buses taken down

‘Completely cross the line’: Anti-abortion ads on buses taken down
Controversial anti-abortion ad removed from buses

Chase Banger, CTV Kitchener
Published Thursday, April 4, 2019

A local sexual health centre is condemning anti-abortion advertisements on GRT buses, calling them “wholly inaccurate.”

The advertisements state abortion is linked to suicide, substance abuse, breast cancer, depression and infertility.

They direct people to KW Right to Life, an anti-abortion organization based in Kitchener.

Continued: https://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/completely-cross-the-line-anti-abortion-ads-on-buses-taken-down-1.4366142