Saturday, February 26, 2011

Truth About Abortion Offends New Yorkers

An outdoor advertising company has taken down a New York City anti-abortion billboard that showed a black girl along with the tagline, "The most dangerous place for an African-American is in the womb."
“It is an outrageous act of censorship that this billboard was taken down. This billboard should be posted in every city of the country.”
-- Dr. Alveda King
For background, read Black Genocide in New York City (nearly 2 of 3 killed in womb) and also read Abortion Targeting Blacks: Exposed in Media Campaign

-- From "Ad company pulls NYC anti-abortion billboard" by Cristian Salazar, The Associated Press 2/25/11

A manager for Louisiana-based Lamar Advertising confirmed Thursday the company had decided to take down the billboard. Some black residents said they found it offensive.

The billboard was placed in a busy Manhattan neighborhood by the group Life Always as part of a national campaign tied to Black History Month. The group says its message highlights Planned Parenthood's "targeting of minority neighborhoods."

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From "Billboard focused on African-American abortions was taken down" by Jordana Ossad, CNN 2/25/11

The billboard was attached to a building that houses the restaurant Lupe's Kitchen. Some of the wait staff, Kilshaw said, were being harassed by patrons who objected to the billboard. In addition, a scheduled protest Friday by people opposed to the billboard prompted public safety concerns, which led to the company's decision.

. . . Stephen Broden, a pastor and Life Always board member, told reporters at a news conference on Wednesday that "it's hard to celebrate Black History Month" with abortion "hanging over our community."

"Abortion is outpacing life in our community" and he said the billboard's message is meant to be a "provocative" way to illustrate the problem.

The sign was part of a national campaign where more billboards will appear over the next couple of months across the country, Life Always spokeswoman Marissa Gabrysch said.

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From "Alveda King: ‘The Most Dangerous Place for an African-American is in the Womb!’" by Penny Starr, 2/25/11

“The message of this billboard is totally accurate,” [Alveda] King said in a statement issued by Priests for Life where she is the director of African-American Outreach.

She added: “And it should provoke outrage in the African-American community—not because it is racist, but because of the truth it reveals; the truth that is being kept from the African-American community.”

The billboard message was a project of, which paid for the message as part of its LifeAlways project.

Mary Alice Carr, vice president of communications for NARAL Pro-Choice New York, said in a statement that the billboard was “attacking women for choosing abortion while simultaneously destroying family planning.”

But King said the billboard should have provoked a different kind of outrage.

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