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 The UnChoice ...

 

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Teen ad series
Raise awareness of the risks to teens

 

 

On this page ... Warn parents, educators and youth groups in your area about unwanted abortions and post-abortion injuries, heartbreak, trauma and maternal deaths. You'll find small bulletin or newsletter ads, message cards and radio ads to use anywhere/anytime; plus full-size traditional print ads to run as part of a campaign. (Learn more about how to plan and execute a basic campaign in Ads 101.) This page links you to free ads and educational materials that you can download, print, copy, share, and run in your area -- in print, broadcast or online -- or you can also help by donating to support this work.

 

 

 

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Portraits of Coercion: Good introductory piece. Poignant quotes and quick facts.

Teen Risks Fact Sheet

shorter version 

longer version

     

Please note: Alterations to these materials are not permitted (except on designated "co-op" versions, which feature a boxed-in area where you may add your own message or logo. Please see the Terms of Use and read Ads 101 before using any of the ads.)

 

 

Business card or postcard sized messages, small ads and more

 

 

 

 

Print these business-card and postcard sized messages on popular templates available at local and online retailers. Or, take them to a local printer.

You can print these cards on
Avery business cards. The cards are already properly sized for most Avery business cards (see the list of compatible product numbers on the template page here). Follow product instructions for printing.

 

You can also include your organization or ministry's contact information on the back of these  cards. You can print or copy this information or use a stamp or label. This is a great way to draw attention to your ministry while also sharing an important message.

 

Postcards, too! If you'd like a larger card, print these or post-card sized messages on postcard templates available online or elsewhere. Learn more.

Or, simply take or send the artwork to a quick-service copy shop or printer to print quantities for mass-distribution.

Download and use these messages in various ways:

 

< Distribute: in mailings or as handouts to share in person or online in church, civic or school publications, bulletin boards or at events

< Customize: add your group or ministry's contact information on the back or via specially designed "co-op" ads that have a boxed area for local details, logos, etc.

< Print ads: use as small space ads in church bulletins, newsletters, newspapers, etc.

< Educate the educators and other leaders: share business-card or postcard sized messages with civic, church, media, education and political leaders (see business-card sized options below) or post cards to mail or deliver in person.

< Involve students and youth groups to distribute materials or sponsor ads as a church, school or community-outreach project

Incorporate these messages -- and other information on this site -- into lesson plans, speeches and essays, etc.

< Hold a speech or essay contest using material from this site and related links.

< Radio ads online or via local radio stations: Download and use the radio ads below on school stations, local media or on web sites, etc.

< More ideas: see low-cost/no ways to use these ads for more ideas

 

 

 

 

RADIO :60 SPOT
The UnChoice: Stuffed Rabbit

 

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or:  www.unchoice.info/RadioAds/SuicideStuffedRabbit60sec.wav

 

ANNOUNCER:

SHE COULD HAVE BEEN YOUR DAUGHTER...YOUR SISTER...YOUR FRIEND.
 
ON A COLD AUTUMN DAY, 19-YEAR-OLD ARLIN DECIDED TO END HER LIFE.6
 
SHE TUCKED A TINY STUFFED RABBIT INTO ONE POCKET AND A SUICIDE NOTE IN THE OTHER. SHE SAID SHE WANTED TO BE WITH THE BABY SHE HAD ABORTED JUST TWO WEEKS EARLIER.
 
ARLIN'S FRIEND SAID SHE DIDN'T WANT THE ABORTION ... MOST WOMEN DON'T. MORE THAN 80 PERCENT OF ABORTIONS ARE UNWANTED.1 AND 64 PERCENT INVOLVE COERCION2 AND SOMETIMES VIOLENCE.
 
EVERY DAY, WOMEN LIKE ARLIN ARE PUSHED INTO ABORTIONS THEY DON'T WANT.
 
AFTERWARDS, MANY DESCRIBE THE EXPERIENCE AS A NIGHTMARE THAT WON'T END..
 
SOME SAY THE WORST PART OF THE PAIN IS THAT THERE'S NO ONE TO SHARE IT WITH. FRIENDS, FAMILY, AND EVEN COUNSELORS OFTEN DENY THEM THE RIGHT TO GRIEVE.
 
FOR MANY, ABORTION HITS CLOSE TO HOME. SOMETIMES TOO CLOSE. THEY FOUND ARLIN'S BODY HANGING FROM A TREE NOT FAR FROM HER PARENTS' HOME . . . WITH A STUFFED RABBIT IN HER POCKET, AND A SUICIDE MESSAGE THAT ALL OF US NEED TO HEAR.
 
WHEN SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS STRUGGLING TO COPE WITH AN UNEXPECTED PREGNANCY OR AN UNWANTED ABORTION, WE CAN HELP..

ABORTION IS THE UN-CHOICE ... UNWANTED, UNSAFE, UNFAIR. LEARN MORE AT THEUNCHOICE.COM

 

6 ways to stop the abuse, and help protect teens and families in your neighborhood

 

1. Run our Teen Series ads in local papers and bulletins or magazines read by parents.

 

2. Run the small space ads in bulletins, newspapers or magazines read by parents, or print as business cards to distribute locally.

 

3. Join forces with other groups, churches and leaders and/or compassionate businesses to run a campaign using the co-op versions of the these ads.

 

4.  Give your pastor, teachers and counselors a copy of Portraits of Coercion -- a simple but poignant intro to this issue.

 

5. Write letters to the editor -- in your own words -- to raise awareness about this issue. Use facts and information from the ads and fact sheets on this page and refer readers to our  Teens page to learn more.

 

6. Donate to support the cost of developing campaign, education and outreach materials.

 

 

Please support this urgent outreach

 

Due to the urgency of this message, we are making these materials available at no charge to individuals and groups who could not otherwise afford them. If you share our concern, find these materials useful and are able to help, please donate to support this and other research, education and outreach efforts. The support of our compassionate partners is essential for this work to continue.

 

 

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