After a New Mexico man put up a billboard deriding his ex for having an abortion, a domestic court official recommended that the message be taken down.
The AP reports the man used the billboard to post the outline of an infant with the copy “This Would Have Been A Picture Of My 2-Month Old Baby If The Mother Had Decided To Not KILL Our Child!”
The man’s attorney, who acknowledges the perceived poor taste of the message, argues that the official’s recommendation violates his free speech rights. The man’s dramatic gesture seems especially questionable in light of insistence by friends of his ex that she had a miscarriage and not an abortion.
Do you think the First Amendment should protect billboards regarding personal disputes? What’s the most discomforting billboard you’ve seen?
Jilted ex-boyfriend puts up abortion billboard [AP via MSNBC]