British Crisis Pregnancy Centre Plans Campaign to Counter Abortion Ads
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By Hilary White
LONDON, June 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Good Counsel Network, a British pro-life crisis pregnancy centre, is raising funds to launch a counter campaign against abortion ads currently airing on British television.
The group is planning a poster campaign for the London public transit system that would feature a famous painting of the Madonna and Child and the caption “Maria Stops Abortion.” The slogan is a pun on the name of one of the world’s largest abortionist groups, Marie Stopes International, which is currently advertising its abortion services on Channel 4.
The group hopes to reach some of the 3.4 million commuters that the Tube carries to and from London every weekday. Their latest newsletter said the rate for Tube advertising is £20 per carriage for 2 weeks. The system runs as many as 500 trains at a time, each having 6 or more carriages, and the group is looking for funding to put the signs in as many of those carriages as possible.
The strongly Catholic Good Counsel Network offers free pregnancy tests, counseling and practical help for women who may be considering abortion