Terminator billboard outside abortion clinic caused upset


An abortion clinic has hit out after a billboard for the new Terminator film was erected right outside its premises.

Staff at the Marie Stopes Bowen Hills Day Surgery in Brisbane, Australia were apparently furious to see the huge poster for the Arnold Schwarzenegger film standing outside their building.

Daily Mail Australia quotes a spokesman for the centre as saying: “It was through our staff we started to make inquiries to get it removed.

“It’s unfortunate and obviously inappropriate.”

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A picture of the Terminator: Dark Fate sign outside the clinic has been doing the rounds online after it was shared on Reddit by a user named Oceanmyst, with the caption: “This billboard just went up outside an abortion clinic in Brisbane.”

It sparked a flurry of criticism, with one person saying it was “brutal” and another posting: “Billboards at medical clinics is just tacky.”

A Twitter user who shared a different image of the billboard also suggested it was in bad taste.

“Hey @Terminator, who decided it was a good idea to put a billboard outside an abortion clinic,” the person posted.

“Poor form.”

Terminator: Dark Fate is the sixth film in the sci-fi series and stars original cast members Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton, who is reprising the role of Sarah Connor. Edward Furlong will also be back as John Connor.

While the most recent film in the franchise was 2015’s Terminator Genisys, Dark Fate is a sequel to 1991’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

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Abortion was decriminalised in the Australian state of Queensland in October last year.

Women there are now able to request a termination up to 22 weeks into their pregnancy.


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