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Monday, January 16, 2006

BART Ads Rile Pro-Choice Activists

A Catholic group buys ad space in BART trains and stations. The ads question the Supreme Court's Roe vs. Wade decision. Activists from Code Pink and other abortion-rights supporters throw a hissy fit.

"I couldn't believe BART would allow something like this. Why are they doing this?''

You get the general idea.

This is a BAD case of losing focus. As a government transit agency, BART is not in the business of censorship, or catering to a particular viewpoint to the exclusion of all others. I can't believe that the ladies in Code Pink would advocate for clamping down another advocacy group's First Amendment rights. What's good for the goose is good for the gander.

So you don't like those "Abortion: Have we gone too far?'' posters staring at you during your commute? Then read a book. Or better yet, raise money and buy ad space for your own counterpoint posters. And if you don't have deep pockets, but buckets of passion, then manufacture clever stickers and surreptitiously slap 'em up on the Catholic's ads. Stickers that undermine the ads' message or deepen the dialogue. The antidote to expression you don't like is more expression, not censorship.

As a pro-choice Bay Area mom, I'm woman enough to handle subway ads I don't agree with, so long as the ads aren't libelous or peddling misinformation. And I always love to see evidence of culture jamming on billboards and transit kiosks. Talk back!

2 Comments:

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