What is truth? After extensive introspection, Advertising Standards Canada has found it and is–yes, you guessed it–advertising it. Wonderful. Nothing hypocritical there. I am personally grateful when others do thinking for me. (And thanks to the reader who sent this photo in, asking “I wonder who one complains to about deceptive ads sponsored by Ad Standards Canada?”)
I missed this on Sunday–references those “deceptive” ads from LifeCanada.
In other words, the LifeCanada ad was “deceptive” because it was outrageously true. Pace George Orwell: “War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.”
Declaring the ads to be deceptive is a ruling so unambiguously slanted in favour of an ideology–to reference “access” in these ads would have made them pro-choice, since access is their battle cry. And of course the truth there is that a woman in Canada can have an abortion anytime, any place, unlike seeing a specialist, for example.