An anti-abortion billboard posted by a New Mexico woman's disgruntled ex-boyfriend has sparked a legal battle over free speech and the right to privacy.
The advertisement showing Greg Fultz holding the outline of an infant in his arms is prominently displayed along White Sands Boulevard in the city of Alamogordo, N.M.
"This would have been a picture of my 2-month-old baby if the mother has decided to not kill our child!" the display reads.
"I thought this would make a pretty good billboard. It is a powerful statement," said Fultz, who claims his ex-girlfriend aborted their child against his wishes.
"I wanted get out this message. I felt it was important and powerful enough to maybe sway one person's mind from having an abortion," the 35-year-old college student added.
Fultz' former girlfriend says the message is not true and has taken him to court for harassment and violation of privacy. A domestic court official has recommended Fultz remove the billboard.
Although Right to Life New Mexico endorsed the sign, its members are having second thoughts.
"We contacted Greg and asked to have our endorsement removed from the billboard," RTLNM President Betty Eichenseer said.
The organization is concerned that Fultz's girlfriend may have suffered a miscarriage and not had an abortion.
"As the situation and time went on, we received additional information from others that it no longer seemed in the best interest of Right to Life to participate in the billboard," Eichenseer said.