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.


  1. this is unreal... no humanity

  2. appalling, though the use of scare tactics is sadly not surprising.

  3. I can't believe I have to point out that fertility rates have NOTHING to do with whether minority groups are targeted for abortion. It is clear that minorities, particularly black women are the target market in the abortion industry. Open up your eyes! In 2000, black women made up 17% of live births but 36% of abortions. The abortion rate for black women is almost five times that for white women. Get your head out of the sand and stare at the truth- no matter how hurtful to your ideology.,2933,348649,00.


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