What is up with the racist anti-abortion billboards?

August 22, 2011 § Leave a comment

We all know that anti-choicers are already on the wrong side of the debate. Easy and affordable access to abortions does nothing but raise the quality of life. I guess that must be why they think it’s OK to not only be wrong, but to be racist as well.

The website this billboard promotion is for is, I kid you not, www.abortioninthehood.com. You may scoff. You may say, “Surely you can’t be serious.” But I am serious. And don’t call me Shirley.

“I think that this continues a long trend of anti-choice advocacy toward African-American communities,” said Lewis. “By using public figures like Jackson or others they are trying to argue that Blacks are trying to kill themselves and that Black leaders are at the head of it, but the ultimate goal is to limit Black women and what they can do with their bodies.”

In case you’re not aware of other racist anti-abortion ads, check out this one and this one. In that second one, they didn’t even tell the mother what kind of ad her daughter would be in! Crazy! Oh, and also wrong.

Via BET

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