Washington, D.C.’s transit system is being sued over its refusal to feature ads for Milo Yiannopoulos, an abortion provider and PETA, reports Newsweek, which added, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced the lawsuit, “which asks the court to order the agency to accept and run the ads in its trains and stations and in and on its buses.

““This case highlights the consequences of the government’s attempt to suppress all controversial speech on public transit property,” Arthur Spitzer, legal director of the ACLU-DC and lead counsel in the case, said in a statement.

“Among the ads the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority refused to display was one from women’s healthcare collective Carafem that features a picture of a white pill along with the text “10-Week-After Pill” and “For abortion up to 10 weeks. $450. Fast. Private.”

“The Metro also did not allow ads for PETA that featured a picture of a pig, along with the words “I’m ME, Not MEAT. See the Individual. Go Vegan.”

“In a statement, a spokesperson for the transit authority said, “In 2015, WMATA’s Board of Directors changed its advertising forum to a nonpublic forum and adopted commercial advertising guidelines that prohibit issue-oriented ads, including political, religious and advocacy ads.”

“It added, “WMATA intends to vigorously defend its commercial advertising guidelines, which are reasonable and viewpoint neutral.””

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