FFRF ran a full-page ad in The New York Times on June 18 proclaiming that abortion rights can only be secured by honoring the separation of state and church.
The dramatic ad depicts a stark image of the Statue of Liberty transformed into a “Handmaid” who is holding a help sign instead of a torch.
The image is drawn by Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Steve Benson.
Headlined “It could happen here. It is happening here,” the ad warns that Roe v. Wade and privacy rights are in grave peril due to emboldened Christian Nationalists.
The ad was followed later by an FFRF digital Times ad campaign.
“Many groups are laudably working for reproductive rights,” says Annie Laurie Gaylor, FFRF co-president. “But the root cause of the denial of those rights is religious in nature. That’s why the battle for reproductive liberty will never be secure if we allow politicians to impose their personal religious views on the rest of us.”
The ad links to FFRF’s myth-dispelling brochure, “What the bible says about abortion.”
“Don’t let narrow-minded theocrats destroy our rights, our lives, our secular laws, Constitution and nation . . . Support FFRF in our work for emancipation from religious dogma,” FFRF urges.