SF Bay Area Indymedia indymedia
About Contact Subscribe Calendar Publish Print Donate

San Francisco | U.S. | Womyn | Front Page

Wed Feb 3 2010 (Updated 02/07/10) Protest in Front of CBS Affiliate in San Francisco
CBS to Air Ads Attacking Abortion During Super Bowl After thousands of emails from women and men who believe in women's choice, CBS still refuses to withdraw the anti-abortion ad they plan to air on February 7th.

In the past, CBS had a stated policy to reject all ads it deems controversial. "Controversial" organizations included MoveOn.org, and even the United Church of Christ. The liberal Christian church's sin was to suggest that their church would model tolerance. Their objectionable slogan? "Jesus Didn't Turn People Away. Neither Do We".

The Feminist Majority Foundation said that after protests of the anti-abortion ad, CBS announced they had loosened their policy. But, the foundation reports, the network then quickly rejected an advertisement because it featured two men watching football and engaging in a kiss.

Activist group the South Florida Raging Grannies answered a call issued by the Women's Media Center to respond to the network's plan to run the anti-choice ad. The Grannies created a video with new lyrics to the tune "Three Blind Mice" that criticizes what the Grannies say is the network's hypocrisy. Members of groups including the San Francisco Bay Area Raging Grannies, CodePink, World Can't Wait, Revolution Books, Bay Area Coalition for Our Reproductive Rights and others sang the Florida Grannies' composition in front of KPIX-TV in a protest on February 4th.

Read More video1 | 2 | 3 imc_photo.gif Photos: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

San Francisco Protest Announcement | The Women's Media Center | Feminist Majority Foundation | Raging Grannies International

07/28/15 City of Oakland Declares Humanist Hall a Neighborhood Nuisance, Issues Huge Fines   Health, Housing, and Public Services | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | Government & Elections
07/27/15 Community Farm on International Blvd Destroyed, But Farmer's Promise Comeback   Police State and Prisons | Environment & Forest Defense | Health, Housing, and Public Services
07/27/15 Fresno Cop Watcher Found Guilty of Vandalism for Chalk Writing on Police Memorial   Police State and Prisons | Central Valley
07/26/15 Two New Arrests Brings Total to Four Arrested for Huge String of ALF Actions in 2013   Police State and Prisons | California | Animal Liberation
07/16/15 RPSC Community Arts Space to Close as Result of Continuing Wave of Oakland Gentrification   Health, Housing, and Public Services | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | Arts + Action
07/16/15 Forum Participants Engage in Collective Discussion and Organizing to Create Global Change   Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | South Bay
07/16/15 SC11 Say Attempt to Turn Bank into Community Center Could Have "Rippling Impacts"   Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | Santa Cruz Indymedia
07/16/15 Donations Sought for Family of 17-Year-Old Killed by Sheriff's Deputies   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
07/16/15 Solar Project Agreement Compensates for Loss of Golden Eagle Nesting and Foraging Habitat   Environment & Forest Defense | Santa Cruz Indymedia
07/14/15 Supporters of Richard "Pedie" Perez Reject DA's Determination that Killing Was Justified   Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice
07/13/15 Animal Rights Groups Videotape Injuries to Horses and Calves at Salinas Rodeo   Animal Liberation | Santa Cruz Indymedia