Clear Channel to remove anti-abortion posters targeting MP Stella Creasy

Campaign 30 Sep 2019 02:21

Warning: An image of the ad appears in a tweet below that some readers may find disturbing 

Labour MP Stella Creasy has taken to Twitter to decry a series of anti-abortion posters labelled "StopStella" appearing across her Walthamstow constituency, with the campaign attracting about 30 complaints to the Advertising Standards Authority.

Creasy posted on Twitter asking followers to "get me the CEO" of Clear Channel, asking "How much did you get for this crap?" and apologising for the graphic images of the billboards.

The ads, by US-based pro-life organisation Center for Bio-Ethical Reform, feature a picture of what it claims is a nine-week-old foetus. People on social media have questioned the veracity of the claim, but a spokesman for CBR insisted to Campaign that it is "an accurate image of a foetus nine weeks from fertilisation". He added that the campaign started last week and would run for about four weeks.

However, Clear Channel has since responded to the furore, saying it is "taking immediate action to remove this campaign".

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