The lovely Lauren the Great has called my attention to this atrocity. The "Second Look Project" is a prolife organization, calling for people to "take a second look at the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion. They feel the need to flaunt their skewed views and half truths on the DC Metro with larger than life sized posters, placed in the front of the metrobus, for everyone who gets on and off to see.
Since the DC Metro is not self sufficient, meaning, the fares collected do not sufficiently cover operating expenses, the shortfall is collected from Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. A portion of our taxes go to the metro to help cover operation. I endorse mass transit. Honestly, I do. Better for the environment, keeps traffic under control, you can drink yourself into a stupor and take the bus to within a few blocks of your front door. Rah, Metro.
However, I can no longer support this public service that blatantly speaks out against the rights of women. Fact is, by age 45, 1 out of every 2.5 women in the United States has had at least one abortion.
Who are these women? They are single women, married women and divorced women. They are your sisters, your cousins, your aunts, your mothers, your neighbors, your co-workers, your schoolmates, they are women you see every day when you go out into the world. These women come from all different age groups, races, socio-economic levels and religions. They are the women sitting beside you on the metro bus.
How dare a publicly funded service speak for me, by advertising this crap. If you're as outraged as I am, speak up!
You can contact the Second Look Project directly:
Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
Contact: Deirdre McQuade
And you can also contact the DC Metro, and tell them that you refuse to use their services, until they take an unbiased stance on this issue:
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority*
600 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001