But true for a certain value of \”true\”.
Bill de Blasio, the city\’s public advocate, described the advertisement as \”grossly offensive to women and minorities\”. \”This billboard simply doesn\’t belong in New York City,\” said Mr de Blasio.
\”Common decency demands it be taken down.\” Christine Quinn, the Speaker of New York city council, said: \”To refer to a woman\’s legal right to an abortion as a \’genocidal plot\’ is not only absurd, but offensive to women and to communities of colour\”.
Legal rights are funny things: yes, abortion is a right protected under that shadowy penumbra of the constitution. As the right to say anything you damn like about it proteted under the First Amendment.