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Published On: Mon, May 6th, 2019

Times Square censors Focus on the Family event, blocks ultrasound billboard display

Focus on the Family New York’s Times Square this weekend, “Alive from New York,” his a big setback as billboard owners denied them space to display ultrasound images on the location’s famous screens.

“Nearly 60 million babies have been aborted since 1973,” the group explained. “In fact, just three miles from where we’ll be gathering on May 4th, sits Planned Parenthood’s largest clinic. Over 11,000 babies are aborted there each year, an unfathomable fact for anyone who loves and cherishes life. So, our goal is to fill Times Square with joy-filled people who are committed to protecting pre-born life.”

On Wednesday, Focus on the Family president Jim Daly announced that three of the companies who own Times Square billboards – Silvercast, Clear Channel Outdoor, and ABC Supersign – have refused to lease space for the pro-life event.

“In many ways, this blockade only confirms what we’ve long known,” Daly wrote. “There are many people who don’t want the world to see these images of preborn life, because the abortion industry is predicated on a lie – namely that a baby is just a blob of tissue inside the womb.”

The event featured speakers, live music, and a “live 4D ultrasound of a baby in the third trimester of pregnancy and broadcast on the jumbotrons in the middle of Manhattan.”

Don’t expect the billboard block to slow the efforts of Focus on the Family, which used digital billboards of its own to compensate. Ahead of the event Daly encouraged supporters to contact the companies to respectfully express disapproval of their “flat-out discrimination” against the pro-life message. (see contact information at the bottom, via Life Site News.)

“Please let me know of your interaction,” Daly asked. “And please join us in praying for Saturday’s big event and that by the time the sun sets on Saturday everybody in Times Square will have seen life clearly!”

New York became a focal point of the abortion debate in January, when the state enacted a law effectively permitting abortion-on-demand up until birth, to the cheers of Democrat lawmakers and left-wing activists.

photo/ Rudy and Peter Skitterians via Pixabay

 

Contact Information for Respectful Feedback to Times Square Billboard Owners:

Silvercast:
Phone: 212-634-1000
Email: [email protected]

Clear Channel Outdoor:
Phone: 212-812-0000
Email: online contact form

ABC Supersign:
Phone: 212-456-7389
Email: [email protected]

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- Roxanne "Butter" Bracco began with the Dispatch as Pittsburgh Correspondent, but will be providing reports and insights from Washington DC, Maryland and the surrounding region. Contact Roxie aka "Butter" at [email protected] ATTN: Roxie or Butter Bracco

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