Mom still angry about girl’s anti-abortion ad

Tricia Fraser, the mother of the 6-year-old girl whose stock photo graced a controversial (and quickly yanked) anti-abortion billboard in New York last month, says she's furious that the group behind the ad, Texas-based Life Always, hasn't apologized for using the image. She's so mad, she's sharing her angry feelings with the media, allowing more pics of her daughter—including one with the girl's name emblazoned on her T-shirt!—to be widely disseminated. Ah, little Anissa Fraser—how hard your mother is working in tandem with the major media in an effort to keep you out of the public eye! Yes, that's a cynical take, but when it comes to maximizing exposure (while pretending to minimize it), Tricia Fraser looks like a pretty savvy player. I'm sorry, but no one forced her to take her kids to a modeling agency and sign an agreement allowing the photos to be used as stock images. That was her choice. By keeping this story going for another 15 minutes, Anissa could wind up with more work than her mom can complain about.

@DaveGian David Gianatasio is a longtime contributor to Adweek, where he has been a writer and editor for two decades. Previously serving as Adweek's New England bureau chief and web editor, he remains based in Boston.