No, despite disagreeing with the ads, the very foreseeable damage to the ads is wrong. People should talk first, destroy never.
But questioning the group's position is well within our rights.
While relaying the group's views, the spokeswoman said the ads pose the question "Roe v. Wade, have we gone to far? Have we gone to far in imposing legality on abortions through all 9 months of pregnancy."
Interesting phraseology, no?
And again - honestly, pro-lifers, do you honestly believe there's an outrageous number of devil-may-car women out there who realize in month 8.5 that, gee, I knew there was something I meant to get to 6 months ago, guess it's time to have my abortion now.
A little reason would be nice, wouldn't it?
And, here's an article on the ad campaign.
Many of the ads have been torn down or defaced since the campaign began three weeks ago.Is that a rhetorical question or do you want the actual answer, Code Pink?
"I think every woman has noticed them,'' said Suzanne "Sam" Joi, a member of Code Pink, a social justice and anti-war group. "I couldn't believe BART would allow something like this. Why are they doing this?''
I think we can start with the First Amendment and work our way down from there.
BART officials say they had little choice but to post the ads, given the free-speech provisions of the First Amendment. The transit district also has a policy of accepting point-of-view advertising and has displayed other political material -- including advertising from its employee unions during last year's contract talks.Not only shouldn't it, it can't.
"We're not in the business of censorship and don't believe a government agency should be in the business of censorship,'' Johnson said. "It shouldn't be up to a government official to determine whose opinion is right and whose is wrong.''
I may support choice, but I completely disagree with abortion rights activists who seem to believe that their rights to free speech and freedom from confronting opposing viewpoints is paramount to everyone elses.
Oddly enough, that's not the way the country is supposed to work.