WAGA-TV: Pro-Life Commercial “Offensive”

In Atlanta Georgia, a U.S. District Court ruled that WAGA-TV could refuse to air a four minute pro-life commercial. The commercial showed footage of aborted babies. According to the Court in Gillet Communications vs Becker, 1992, the commercial was “patently offensive”:

“It [the commercial] contains graphic depictions and descriptions of….the uterus, excreted uterine fluid, dismembered fetal body parts, and aborted fetuses.”

The commercial, which was intended to be aired only after midnight so that children would not see it, was never shown. Would there be the same outcry at depictions of another surgical procedure?

(Gillett Communications v. Becker, 1992, p. 763).    


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Author: Sarah

Sarah is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians.

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