Clear Channel pulls ads for women's health clinic, calls them "indecent"

The media behemoth behind Rush Limbaugh's show finds women's health to be downright vulgar

By Katie McDonough
Published July 25, 2013 1:16PM (EDT)
                                 (Bob Brown/AP)
(Bob Brown/AP)

Clear Channel, the conservative-leaning media behemoth, has pulled two ads for a Kansas women's health clinic off the air after claiming the radio spots violated the company's "decency standards."

The South Wind Women's Center in Wichita opened in the wake of the 2009 murder of George Tiller to ensure women had continued access to comprehensive reproductive health services in in the state, which is exactly what they advertised in the radio spots.

Here is the first of the two "indecent" ads (audio here):

At South Wind Women’s Center, our physicians are committed to providing quality reproductive healthcare in Wichita. Each physician is board-certified in family medicine or obstetrics and gynecology. Between them, they have over 50 years of experience and dedication, ensuring women are able to ensure the care they need when they need it.

And the second (audio here):

South Wind Women’s Center was founded to reestablish full access to reproductive healthcare. The center provides high-quality medical care and trusts women to make the best decisions for themselves and their families. South Wind Women’s Center: entrusting women with their own medical decision-making.

And now here is an example of something that Clear Channel doesn't, apparently, find indecent:

h/t Women, Action & the Media and Jezebel

Katie McDonough

Katie McDonough is Salon's politics writer, focusing on gender, sexuality and reproductive justice. Follow her on Twitter @kmcdonovgh or email her at

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