Monday, January 25, 2010

Today's Action Alert

CBS is going to air a forced-birth commercial by Focus on [patriarchal] Family, a right-wing organization, even though in the past it has refused to air commercials which it finds controversial:

The network has rejected ads from, PETA, and the United Church of Christ among others on the grounds that their content is too controversial.

But there's something wrong with CBS's definition of "controversial." This year, the network approved an ad produced by the ultra-conservative group Focus on the Family attacking a woman's right to choose.

Demand that CBS pull this incredibly controversial and insensitive ad from the Superbowl line-up.

The Superbowl is the most-watched television program in the country, giving anti-choice voices an enormous audience to broadcast their idea that a woman doesn't have the right to make decisions about her own body. To top it off, CBS has no plans to run a pro-choice ad to balance the two sides of the issue.

So pro-choice is too controversial, forced-birth is not?

Here are two petitions you can sign about the planned ad: