Saturday, February 6, 2010
A New Approach to Anti-Abortion Ads
In Atlanta, pro life supporters are putting a new spin on their ads by reaching out to minorities. Their billboards read, "Black children are an endangered species." The New York Times reports that these groups see abortion as a tool for racists who effectively want to exterminate the African American population. Yet, census data shows that the fertility rate among African American women remains higher than the national average. I would hope that pro choice proponents at least respect the fact that certain people believe life begins at conception. However, it seems that bringing racism into it is an extreme and unwarranted attempt by anti-abortion advocates to gain more support.