"Last weekend, I happened to be out canvassing with some friends in one of the by-elections. And to my horror I heard some anti-abortion ad on Edge 102.1 while driving to a poll. We were all totally shocked that they would air such a one sided anti abortion ad. These types of ads have no place on the air, especially when aimed at a teenagers. It was a very high pressure ad, and I felt totally inappropriate for children's ears during the day. Have these anti-choice people have no common sense?"We don't live in a police state. And, although the CRTC sometimes acts like a modern thought police squad, we are still allowed to express whatever opinion we want on the air waves the last time I checked.
Now I haven't heard this ad myself. It's more than well possible that it was extreme and inappropriate. But this blogger offers no reasons why he finds the ad "inappropriate" except that it's "anti-abortion." So unless this ad called pro-choice people the demon spawn from hell, or accused people of being Nazies the problem lies with the blogger not with the ad.
Confession of a Liberal Mind, would you have the same opinion if the situation were reversed and this were a pro-choice ad? I don't know you, but somehow I think you wouldn't.
So I say this fully well knowing I hated it when other people told me this but I think you need to hear it: "Suck it up, and get over it."
You don't like the ad? So what? I don't like pro-choice ads. It doesn't give me the right to drive them off the air. I'm more than willing to hear a differing opinions. The question is are you?