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Georgia billboard campaign says abortion makes black children an ‘endangered species’
cna ^ | February 11, 2010

Posted on 02/11/2010 9:59:49 AM PST by NYer

Atlanta, Ga., Feb 11, 2010 / 05:37 am (CNA).- A pro-life billboard campaign has caused controversy in Georgia for saying that black children are an “endangered species” because of the disproportionately high abortion rate among African-American women.

The billboards show a close-up of an African-American boy’s worried face. To the left in large print are the words “Black Children are an Endangered Species.”

Georgia Right to Life has sponsored the 65 billboards with the Atlanta-based Radiance Foundation, a group which encourages adoption. According to the New York Times, the two organizations hope to sponsor 80 billboards.

The billboards advertise the web site www.TooManyAborted.com. Using a polished graphic design, the site connects abortion to segregation and claims that racists went “underground” after the civil rights era in American history.

The site charges that Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, wanted to reduce the population of blacks.

One of its videos cites one of Sanger’s comments from an essay on birth control: “There is no doubt… that the procreation of this group should be stopped.”

In context, Sanger did not mention race. She openly advocated population control for the “irresponsible and reckless” and those whose “religious scruples” oppose small families. She also attacked this group as largely “diseased,” “feeble-minded” and “of the pauper element.”

Writing on TooManyAborted.com, the Radiance Foundation decried abortion’s impact across society. It explained its particular campaign as an attempt to “dig deeper and focus on abortion in an historical context with real present-day ramifications.”

“This isn’t black vs. white, or a me vs. you. It’s the truth vs the lie. The truth is that abortion kills an innocent human life. It’s easier to speak in euphemisms, but the simple truth is the miracle of life is threatened every day by a false ideology that dupes women into believing their very biology is a threat to them.”

Catherine Davis, the minority outreach coordinator of Georgia Right to Life, said that the African-American abortion rate is so high it has begun to affect black fertility. Her organization said it would support state legislation that makes it a crime for abortion providers to solicit business based on the race or sex of the unborn child.

The New York Times, citing Center for Disease Control (CDC) data, says that the fertility rate among black women remains higher than the national average and has slightly increased in recent years.

However, the abortion rate is in fact significantly higher among African-American women.

In 2006 57.4 percent of the abortions in Georgia were performed on black women, although blacks only make up about 30 percent of the population. CDC figures show that out of 37 states that report abortion data by race, the state of Georgia was behind only New York and Texas in the number of abortions performed on black women. It was behind only Mississippi and Maryland in reporting a higher percentage of abortions going to black women.

Critics of the billboard campaign include Loretta Ross, executive director of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective in Atlanta. The New York Times says she accused the billboards of depicting black women either as monsters intent on destroying their race or as victims of white-controlled abortion clinics.

“The reason we have so many Planned Parenthoods in the black community is because leaders in the black community in the ‘20s and ‘30s went to Margaret Sanger and asked for them,” Ross said. “Controlling our fertility was part of our uplift out of poverty strategy, and it still works.”

Ryan Bomberger, founder of the Radiance Foundation and designer of the billboard, said the campaign does not target black women but “exposes an industry that we believe targets African-Americans.”


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Philosophy; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: abortion; moralabsolutes; nothardly; prolife

1 posted on 02/11/2010 9:59:49 AM PST by NYer
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To: wagglebee

Ping!


2 posted on 02/11/2010 10:00:09 AM PST by NYer ("Where Peter is, there is the Church." - St. Ambrose of Milan)
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To: NYer

The truth hurts


3 posted on 02/11/2010 10:02:21 AM PST by Lorianne
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To: NYer

Since 12% of the population is black and 40% of the aborted are black children, seems like there’s some truth here.


4 posted on 02/11/2010 10:03:04 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: NYer

Heard this on the radio last night. No outrage over Michele O’s “chubby” campaign?


5 posted on 02/11/2010 10:03:41 AM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: NYer
I'm sure that somewhere in hell, Margaret Sanger is smiling.



"We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don't want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members."
Margaret Sanger's December 19, 1939 letter to Dr. Clarence Gamble, 255 Adams Street, Milton, Massachusetts. Original source: Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, North Hampton, Massachusetts. Also described in Linda Gordon's Woman's Body, Woman's Right: A Social History of Birth Control in America. New York: Grossman Publishers, 1976.
6 posted on 02/11/2010 10:05:25 AM PST by mrmeyer ("When brute force is on the march, compromise is the red carpet." Ayn Rand)
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To: Lorianne

Where does the billboard say abortion?


7 posted on 02/11/2010 10:05:32 AM PST by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: NYer
“Controlling our fertility was part of our uplift out of poverty strategy, and it still works.”

Wow. Theres other ways to control "fertility", you know.

8 posted on 02/11/2010 10:08:03 AM PST by Nonstatist
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To: gathersnomoss
Where does the billboard say abortion?

You've got to examine its penumbra.

9 posted on 02/11/2010 10:09:19 AM PST by agere_contra
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To: NYer

WOO HOOOOOOO AWESOME! It is about time the truth of racist abortion policies comes out! Proud to be a Georgia gal!


10 posted on 02/11/2010 10:14:16 AM PST by Sandy01
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To: NYer

All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)


11 posted on 02/11/2010 10:15:38 AM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: NYer

“I admire Margaret Sanger enormously, her courage, her tenacity, her vision.”-Hillary Clinton


12 posted on 02/11/2010 10:16:03 AM PST by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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13 posted on 02/11/2010 10:17:46 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: NYer

>

Margaret Louise Sanger
1879 - 1966

"We do not want word to get out that we want to exterminate the Negro population"

More information about the evil woman and her racist ideals HERE.

14 posted on 02/11/2010 10:18:07 AM PST by Zakeet (The Big Wee Wee -- rapidly moving from WTF to FUBAR to SNAFU)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

“12% of the population is black”

As it has been for over 50 years.

While ALL other minorities are increasing (Latino, Asian, etc.) Blacks are (relative to the others) DECLINING.


15 posted on 02/11/2010 10:18:23 AM PST by Mrs.Z
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To: gathersnomoss

It doesn’t have to.
The same add could be placed in areas of high gang activity.


16 posted on 02/11/2010 10:19:17 AM PST by Lorianne
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To: All

WOW!! It’s about time something was done publicly!


17 posted on 02/11/2010 10:22:06 AM PST by jackibutterfly
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To: NYer
Critics of the billboard campaign include Loretta Ross, executive director of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective in Atlanta. The New York Times says she accused the billboards of depicting black women either as monsters intent on destroying their race or as victims of white-controlled abortion clinics.

No Loretta, it is YOU and people like you who are the monsters, and the black and white babies that have been and will be aborted that are the real victims. And BTW, the "sainted" Margaret Sanger was a 24k solid gold racist.

18 posted on 02/11/2010 10:23:13 AM PST by Pharmboy (The Stone Age did not end because they ran out of stones...)
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To: Mrs.Z

There’s always “hope” for “change”...


19 posted on 02/11/2010 10:23:30 AM PST by RavenATB
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To: NYer

Shades of Margaret Sanger...


20 posted on 02/11/2010 10:25:09 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Pharmboy

So that means we love her on FR, right? I’m just making sure. My Democrat friend said Republicans are racist.


21 posted on 02/11/2010 10:27:18 AM PST by Skenderbej (No muhammadan practices his religion peacefully.)
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To: Skenderbej
The dummocrats and their enablers in the media have been, as you know, selling that putrid crap for a long time. Perhaps back in the 1950s the "country club Republicans" had no love lost for blacks, Jews, or, for that matter, Catholics. Times have changed. Tell you friend that it is the democrats who are the party of racial obsession. Republicans stand for individual character, no matter what stripe, creed or color the American might be.

We follow Martin Luther King, Jrs.' dream, not the dems.

22 posted on 02/11/2010 10:37:12 AM PST by Pharmboy (The Stone Age did not end because they ran out of stones...)
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To: gathersnomoss
The billboards advertise the web site www.TooManyAborted.com. Using a polished graphic design, the site connects abortion to segregation and claims that racists went “underground” after the civil rights era in American history.
23 posted on 02/11/2010 11:00:18 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: wagglebee

Yea..... It is about time we dropped the PC and just said it like it is ...

I pray this saves some precious lives


24 posted on 02/11/2010 11:09:26 AM PST by RnMomof7 (Here I stand. I can do no other. God help me. Amen.)
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To: NYer

“Controlling our fertility” by killing children? What an appalling concept! But “appalling” well defines the mindset of PPI.


25 posted on 02/11/2010 11:11:25 AM PST by Elsiejay (.)
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To: Nonstatist

Whatever happened to keeping your freaking legs closed?


26 posted on 02/12/2010 12:30:31 AM PST by Ban Draoi Marbh Draoi ( Gen. 12:3: a warning to all anti-semites.)
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To: trisham

Whoa, that I didn’t know as a claim.


27 posted on 02/12/2010 8:28:46 AM PST by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: NYer
Pinged from Terri Dailies


28 posted on 02/14/2010 10:18:02 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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