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Staff Hit Out After Terminator Movie Poster Is Displayed Outside Abortion Clinic

Staff Hit Out After Terminator Movie Poster Is Displayed Outside Abortion Clinic

Staff at an abortion clinic are furious after a poster for an upcoming Terminator movie was put on display directly outside the facility.

The billboard advertises the next instalment of the iconic sci-fi franchise, Terminator: Dark Fate, set to come out this year.

But employees complained after spotting it right outside the Marie Stopes Bowen Hills Day Surgery in Brisbane.

Staff who work at the surgery blasted the misguided poster. It's understood that work is now underway to remove it.

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A photograph of the the advertisement was shared on Reddit by user Oceanmyst, with the caption: "This billboard just went up outside an abortion clinic in Brisbane."

Credit: Oceanmyst/Reddit
Credit: Oceanmyst/Reddit

Speaking to The Daily Mail, a spokesperson for the Marie Stopes Bowen Hills Day Surgery said staff brought the issue to the centre's attention.

They said: "It was through our staff we started to make inquiries to get it removed. It's unfortunate and obviously inappropriate."

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According to reports, Marie Stopes plans to release a full statement about the controversial poster once once they had completed their investigation into how it came to be put up.

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Abortion in the state of Queensland was decriminalised in October 2018, and women there are now able to gain access to the use of termination services on request up to 22 weeks into their pregnancy.

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Earlier this year, a federal judge blocked the new abortion law from being introduced into the US state of Mississippi.

The so-called 'heartbeat law' had been passed by legislators in the state and forbids women from having an abortion after a fetal heartbeat has been detected - which usually occurs six weeks into a pregnancy.

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Arnie returns for the sixth instalment of the iconic sci-fi saga. Credit: Paramount Pictures
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However, making the preliminary injunction, Judge Carlton Reeves said the bill 'threatens immediate harm to women's rights, especially considering most women do not seek abortions services until after six weeks'.

Judge Reeves wrote: "Allowing the law to take effect would force the clinic to stop providing most abortion care.

"By banning abortions after the detection of a fetal heartbeat, the law prevents a woman's free choice, which is central to personal dignity and autonomy."

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The 'heartbeat law' was set to come into being in July this year, and abortion laws similar to this, have already been introduced in 15 other states this year and passed in four; Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio and Mississippi.

Alongside these, Alabama introduced an almost total ban on abortion. Under rules in the state, the procedure will only be allowed to 'avoid a serious health risk to the unborn child's mother' for ectopic pregnancy and if the 'unborn child has a lethal anomaly'.

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Topics: Science, TV and Film, brisbane, Interesting, abortion, US Entertainment, Australia, Health

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