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Advertisement for abortion. Should this be banned?

Yes, it should be banned.
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No, it's just like any other ad.
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Advertisement for abortion. Should this be banned?

Postby straffan23 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 2:56 pm

I first discovered this two years ago when I wanted to give away all my maternity clothes to charity. So I googled for "Shelter for pregnant teen, Singapore". The Singapore Abortion Centre stood out as an ad. I was curious so I went to check out the website and to see what it's about. I did not like what I saw, as it made abortions sounds like a walk in the park.

I was furious. I wrote to the both the MCYS and MOH. MCYS says it's an ad and they can't do anything; but MOH says they will look into this. I was told that there are specific guidelines for advertisements for medical procedures etc and there's likely a breach there. Unfortunately, two years on, and everytime I google something about pregnancy, that particular centre still stand out on the top of the ads.

Am I over-reacting? Any doctors here? Isn't there a rule against advertising services for abortion? That being said, I do believe that the option should be available... but perhaps when people do a specific search on the topic of abortion?

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Re: Advertisement for abortion. Should this be banned?

Postby Nebbermind » Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:12 pm

25 yrs experience!

WOW!! How many foetus had she scrapped away in all these yrs!!! :yikes:

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Re: Advertisement for abortion. Should this be banned?

Postby limlim » Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:25 pm

Ads for abortion shd be banned in a place like SG.

If they hv such a need, surely the GP can advise according. NO need for Ads.

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Re: Advertisement for abortion. Should this be banned?

Postby ponyo » Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:39 pm

oh dear...this is so so so awful :yikes: . Saw their faq and I almost fainted (on the part of parental consent not needed unless patient is less than 14)!

How to increase our TFR if abortion is touted so clinically by the doctor in the ad?

I know of friends who went through abortions ('cos "accidents"/ cheated by boyfriends etc) and it is certainly no walk in the park. Most went through a lot of psychological pain over a long period of time (sometimes years).

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Re: Advertisement for abortion. Should this be banned?

Postby Nebbermind » Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:54 pm

Imagine...doc seated in between women's legs on stirrups...scrapping away for the last 25 years.....

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Re: Advertisement for abortion. Should this be banned?

Postby Chenonceau » Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:55 pm

Nebbermind wrote:25 yrs experience!

WOW!! How many foetus had she scrapped away in all these yrs!!! :yikes:


Wow! All those baby ghosts floating around that doctor... scary thought!!

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Re: Advertisement for abortion. Should this be banned?

Postby Chenonceau » Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:58 pm

ponyo wrote:oh dear...this is so so so awful :yikes: . Saw their faq and I almost fainted (on the part of parental consent not needed unless patient is less than 14)!

How to increase our TFR if abortion is touted so clinically by the doctor in the ad?

I know of friends who went through abortions ('cos "accidents"/ cheated by boyfriends etc) and it is certainly no walk in the park. Most went through a lot of psychological pain over a long period of time (sometimes years).


I had a sort of abortion because the baby had died in my womb. It is not so simple at all, and I was under the care of a very good obstetrician. The emotional part was also very hard. I was very very distraught afterwards for a long time... replaying the day compulsively in my head.
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Re: Advertisement for abortion. Should this be banned?

Postby Nebbermind » Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:58 pm

Can hear them screaming "NO!! NO!!" as they cling on to the wall of the womb! :yikes:

P.S. Not referring to Chen's...unfortunately my post came after hers.
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Re: Advertisement for abortion. Should this be banned?

Postby Chenonceau » Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:59 pm

Nebbermind wrote:Can hear them screaming "NO!! NO!!" as they cling on to the wall of the womb! :yikes:




:sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick:

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Re: Advertisement for abortion. Should this be banned?

Postby 3Boys » Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:00 pm

I feel as badly about abortion as many of you, but I feel its really the attitudes more than the ads that matter. Unfortunately our founding fathers saw it fit to introduce very liberal abortion policies that are stuck till this day.

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