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Ad 1: Coerced Abortion/Shontrese"

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Ad 2: Suicide/Stuffed Rabbit"

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Ad 3: "Shotgun Abortions"

Ad 3 (:30) Shotgun Abortions"

Ad 4: "Workplace Coercion"

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RADIO :60 SPOT 1
The UnChoice: Coerced Abortion - Shontrese

 

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WHAT IF YOU HAD TO CHOOSE BETWEEN SLEEPING IN A CARDBOARD BOX OR SUFFERING THROUGH A PAINFUL, UNNECESSARY AND UNWANTED SURGERY?

 

WHAT IF THEY FORCED THE SURGERY... AND WHEN YOU CRIED OUT IN PAIN, THEY ORDERED YOU TO SHUT UP?

 

IT HAPPENS EVERY DAY IN AMERICA, WHEN WOMEN ARE PUSHED, PRESSURED OR VIOLENTLY FORCED INTO UNWANTED ABORTIONS.  

 

MOST ABORTIONS ARE UNWANTED1,  MOST INVOLVE SOME FORM OF DECEPTION OR COERCION.2

 

SHONTRESE SAID SHE DIDN'T CHOOSE ABORTION ... UNTIL THE HOMELESS SHELTER THREATENED TO KICK HER OUT ON THE STREET.

 

MARY DIDN'T CHOOSE ABORTION ... UNTIL HER HUSBAND SMASHED A COUPLE OF LAMPS, DESTROYED THEIR APARTMENT AND ORDERED HER TO MAKE THE APPOINTMENT.

 

JULIE DIDN'T CHOOSE ABORTION ... UNTIL HER PARENTS LOCKED HER IN THE HOUSE FOR TWO WEEKS BEFORE SHE FINALLY COMPLIED.

 

COERCION CAN ESCALATE TO VIOLENCE. HOMICIDE IS THE LEADING KILLER OF PREGNANT WOMEN.

 

LEARN MORE AT THE UNCHOICE.COM.  BECAUSE AN UNWANTED, COERCED OR FORCED CHOICE IS REALLY NO CHOICE AT ALL.

 

ABORTION IS THE UN-CHOICE ... UNWANTED, UNSAFE, UNFAIR.


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RADIO :60 SPOT 2
The UnChoice: Suicide -- Stuffed Rabbit

 

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SHE COULD HAVE BEEN YOUR DAUGHTER ... YOUR SISTER ... YOUR FRIEND.

 

ON A COLD AUTUMN DAY, 19-YEAR-OLD ARLIN DECIDED TO END HER LIFE.

 

SHE TUCKED A TINY STUFFED RABBIT INTO ONE POCKET AND A SUICIDE NOTE IN THE OTHER. SHE SAID SHE WANTED TO BE WITH THE BABY SHE HAD ABORTED JUST TWO WEEKS EARLIER.

 

ARLIN'S FRIEND SAID SHE DIDN'T WANT THE ABORTION ... MOST WOMEN DON'T. MOST ABORTIONS ARE UNWANTED1 AND MOST INVOLVE COERCION,2 WHICH CAN ESCALATE TO VIOLENCE.

 

EVERY DAY, WOMEN OF ALL AGES ARE PUSHED INTO ABORTIONS THEY DON'T WANT.

 

AFTERWARDS, MANY DESCRIBE THE EXPERIENCE AS A NIGHTMARE THAT WON'T END.

 

SOME SAY THE WORST PART OF THE PAIN IS THAT THERE'S NO ONE TO SHARE IT WITH. FRIENDS, FAMILY, AND EVEN COUNSELORS OFTEN DENY THEM THE RIGHT TO GRIEVE.

 

FOR MANY, ABORTION HITS CLOSE TO HOME. SOMETIMES TOO CLOSE.

 

THEY FOUND ARLIN'S BODY HANGING FROM A TREE NOT FAR FROM HER FAMILY HOME . . . WITH A STUFFED RABBIT IN HER POCKET, AND A SUICIDE MESSAGE THAT ALL OF US NEED TO HEAR.

 

LEARN MORE AT THE UNCHOICE.COM.

 

ABORTION IS THE UN-CHOICE ... UNWANTED, UNSAFE, UNFAIR.

 


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RADIO :60 SPOT 3
The UnChoice: Shotgun abortions
 

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DID YOU KNOW THAT MOST WOMEN HAVING ABORTIONS FEEL PUSHED OR PRESSURED?2 COERCION IS COMMON AND CAN ESCALATE TO VIOLENCE.

 

IN MANY CASES, HER SO-CALLED "CHOICE" IS NOT REALLY A CHOICE AT ALL. IT'S A THREAT, AN ULTIMATUM OR A SHOVE. IT'S HIS FIST THROUGH THE WALL ... HER JOB ON THE LINE ... OR EVEN A REVOLVER IN HER BACK.

 

IN FLORIDA, A MOTHER PUSHED HER DAUGHTER INTO AN ABORTION CLINIC AT GUNPOINT AND TOLD THE STAFF TO "IGNORE HER IF SHE GETS A LITTLE TEARY ..."

 

IN BALTIMORE, A FATHER RAPED HIS THREE DAUGHTERS FOR 9 YEARS AND FORCED A TOTAL OF 10 ABORTIONS BEFORE SOMEONE FINALLY REPORTED HIS ABUSE ...

 

IN MINNESOTA, A WOMAN TESTIFIED THAT, WHEN SHE WAS SIX MONTHS PREGNANT, HER BOSS THREATENED TO PUSH HER DOWN A FLIGHT OF STAIRS WHEN SHE RESISTED HIS DEMANDS FOR AN ABORTION. 

 

MOST ABORTIONS INVOLVE NOT THE FREEDOM TO CHOOSE BUT THE DUTY TO COMPLY.

 

NO WONDER WOMEN ARE CALLING IT THE UN-CHOICE. BECAUSE AN UNWANTED, COERCED, DANGEROUS AND HEARTBREAKING CHOICE IS REALLY NO CHOICE AT ALL.

 

ABORTION IS THE UN-CHOICE ... UNWANTED, UNSAFE, UNFAIR.

 

LEARN MORE AT THEUNCHOICE.COM.

 

 

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RADIO :60 SPOT 4
The UnChoice: Workplace Coercion

 

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SOMETIMES, A CHOICE ISN'T REALLY A CHOICE. ... IT'S THE UN-CHOICE – AN IMPOSSIBLE CHOICE BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE.

 

MOST ABORTIONS INVOLVE SOME FORM OF COERCION,2  NOT FREE OR FULLY INFORMED “CHOICE.” IN SOME CASES, WOMEN HAVE HAD TO CHOOSE BETWEEN AN ABORTION ... AND A PAYCHECK.

 

IN CHICAGO, A COLLEGE BASKETBALL COACH WAS FIRED FOR REFUSING AN ABORTION.

 

IN WASHINGTON, D.C., THREE PARAMEDICS WERE PRESSURED INTO ABORTION AFTER THEIR BOSS SAID, "YOU HAVE A CHOICE TO MAKE."

 

A LONG ISLAND RESTAURANT FIRED A WOMAN AFTER SHE TOLD HER SUPERVISOR SHE WAS PREGNANT.

 

NOT EVEN A MATERNITY SHOP IS SAFE FOR PREGNANT EMPLOYEES.

 

IN PHILADELPHIA, A MANAGER FILED CHARGES AGAINST A MATERNITY CLOTHING RETAILER FOR FIRING EMPLOYEES AFTER THEY BECAME PREGNANT.

 

NO WOMAN SHOULD BE FORCED TO CHOOSE BETWEEN HER PAYCHECK AND AN UNWANTED ABORTION WITH UNTOLD HARM AND HEARTBREAK.

 

FOR MOST WOMEN, ABORTION IS THE UNCHOICE ... UNWANTED, UNSAFE, UNFAIR.

 

LEARN MORE AT THEUNCHOICE.COM.

 

 

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Citations

 

1. David C. Reardon, Aborted Women, Silent No More (Springfield, IL: Acorn Books, 2002) 11- 21.

 

2. VM Rue et. al., "Induced abortion and traumatic stress: A preliminary comparison of American and Russian women," Medical Science Monitor 10(10): SR5-16, 2004.
 

 

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