There is a national controversy concerning the slogan on this "right to life" bill board appearing in Georgia. The article below is from the "secular" press and continues to use the fallacious term "anti-abortion" when describing those who are Pro-life. It is, though, appropriate to call those who are "pro-choice" pro-abortion since what they promote is the choice for abortion, not the life of the human being within his/her mother's womb. Fr.AJM
Anti-abortion billboards in Georgia claim 'black children' are 'endangered species'
By Michael Sheridan
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Monday, February 15th 2010, 9:42 AM
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."
With News Wire Services
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