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Have we come to this in America?…..Anti-Abortionists in Georgia claiming on Billboards "Black Children Are an Endangered Species"……

This series of billboards have been displayed throughout Georgia as part of an anti-abortion campaign.

A series of anti-abortion billboards targeting the African-Amerian community in Georgia have pro-choice advocates crying foul.

The series of ads, which went up last week, state that “Black children are an endangered species,” and promote the website, www.toomanyaborted.com.

Abortion rights advocates labeled the campaign as “disgusting.”

“To use racist arguments to try to bait black people to get them to be anti-abortion is just disgusting,” said Professor Beverly Guy-Sheftall, who teaches women’s history and feminist thought at Spelman College.

“These one-issue approaches that are not about saving the black family or black children, it’s just a big distraction,” she said.

The billboards, sponsored by Georgia Right to Life, are part of a push to have legislation established in Georgia that would make it a crime to “solicit a woman to have an abortion based on the race or sex of the unborn child.”

Black women accounted for the majority of abortions in that state in 2006, even though blacks make up just a third of its population, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“I think [the billboard campaign] is necessary,” said Cheryl Sullenger, senior policy adviser for Operation Rescue. “Abortion in the black community is at epidemic proportions. They’re not really aware of what’s actually going on. If it shocks people … it should be shocking.”

Here’s the link ……

February 15, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Health, Law, Media, Other Things, Updates, Women | , , ,

6 Comments »

  1. The billbord targeting Black Women in GA is outrageous. Reguardless of the womens age or Race, it IS the womens choice wether to abort, or not to. I agree that this is a distraction, rather then to provide an opinion on the morality in the case of abortion, this is mearly an attack on a economicly disadvataged minority in America. In all bluntness this is an attack on the black community. The people who wanted this billbord up to support their wbsite toomanyabort, is looking for someone to blame for the unfortunate surcumstances to which women abort. I dont see how this billbord is helping to inform anyone about other options besides abortion, all i see is a racist comment perttaining to black women specifficaly, and to all women who have made the decision to abort. never the less i think it is outrageous and disgusting that someone would spend money on such a vile promotion ad. You need to take into account the emotional rollercoster these women face when deciding to proced with an abortion, and referring to their childeren as an endangered species is wrong. no child of any ethnicity should be compared to an animal.

    Comment by messagesinsmoke | February 15, 2010 | Reply

    • The Dog agree’s with you entirely….and hopes that the media attention will force the blllboards to be taken down….there are better ways to convey your message….

      Comment by jamesb101 | February 15, 2010 | Reply

      • .and hopes that the media attention will force the blllboards to be taken down
        —————
        what??

        I thought supported you FREE SPEECH

        Comment by Timothy Peter Leal | February 15, 2010

  2. I do….If something is offensive I believe public pressure ..not government rules should force the owner to take it down……

    Comment by jamesb101 | February 15, 2010 | Reply

  3. yea right!???????

    Comment by jamesb101 | February 15, 2010 | Reply

    • and referring to their childeren as an endangered species is wrong.
      —————–

      in a couple more years as MORE people join the Emory eugenics movement

      endangered blood lines will be a 100% honest statement

      Comment by Timothy Peter Leal | February 15, 2010 | Reply


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