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New York: pro-life billboard removed after city officials complain

Catholic World News - February 28, 2011

Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York has denounced a billboard company’s decision to remove a pro-life billboard following complaints from city officials. The billboard stated that “the most dangerous place for an African-American is in the womb.”

“Why has the billboard suddenly been taken down?” asks Archbishop Dolan.

What was it that moved many of our elected officials to condemn this ad and call for the gag order? Are they claiming that free speech is a right enjoyed only by those who favor abortion or their pet causes? Do they believe that unpleasant and disturbing truths should not be spoken? Or are they afraid that when people are finally confronted with the reality of the horror of abortion, and with the toll that it is taking in our city, particularly in our African-American community, that they will be moved to defend innocent, unborn, human life?

The billboard company’s general manager said he took down the billboard because workers at a nearby restaurant were being harassed by those critical of the billboard’s message.

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  • Posted by: hartwood01 - Feb. 28, 2011 7:27 PM ET USA

    Oh,right,the restaurant workers were being "harassed". What a lame excuse to protect Planned Parenthood in their systematic "cleansing" of society. It cuts into their profits,also.

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