Published: Jul 29, 2011 7:07 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 29, 2011 6:08 PM EDT

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) - A New Mexico district judge has ruled an Alamogordo (ahl-ah-moh-GOR'-doh) man can keep his controversial billboard along the city's main thoroughfare, for now.
    
The Alamogordo Daily News reports that Judge James Counts wants to schedule a full hearing since the case concerns freedom of speech and the right to privacy.
    
Greg Fultz put up a billboard in May that implied his ex-girlfriend had an abortion.
    
The billboard shows Fultz holding the outline of an infant. The text reads, "This Would Have Been A Picture Of My 2-Month-Old Baby If The Mother Had Decided To Not KILL Our Child!"
    
The woman has taken Fultz to court for harassment and violation of privacy.
    
Counts' call for a full hearing comes after Fultz appealed an earlier decision that he immediately take down the billboard.

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