Thank you for signing our petition to “Tell NBC that Abortion is Not a Dirty Word”! Because of pro-choice supporters like you, NBCUniversal issued the following statement acknowledging their mistake.
"NBCUniversal has no policy against accepting ads that include the word “abortion.” Several ad proposals for “Obvious Child” were submitted to our television broadcast standards group for review, and, consistent with NBCUniversal policy and practice, no direction was given to remove references to the word “abortion.” Ultimately, no final ad was submitted or purchased for television broadcast.
Separately, an online ad was submitted for digital placement and feedback was mistakenly given to remove the word “abortion.” That is not company policy and we are currently reviewing our ad standards processes to ensure they are consistent across all platforms moving forward.
Our digital platforms will accept the ad as it was originally submitted."
Admitting that they made a mistake is a huge step – our hope is that next time NBC will not be so cavalier about rejecting mentions of the word “abortion.”
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Thank you again for your support!
NARAL Pro-Choice New York