In a Christian Post article this week, pro-life “factivist” Ryan Bomberger brought to light the refusal of certain advertising companies to run pro-life billboard ads, particularly those purchased to run in Black communities, where abortion rates are skyrocketing.
The Radiance Foundation, started by Bomberger and his wife Bethany, launched the Too Many Aborted pro-life ad campaign in 2010, which was successful in informing women and men about helpful resources in their communities, including pregnancy centers, giving them options other than abortion. However, more recently, when The Radiance Foundation attempted to advertise a new line of pro-life ads pointing out the effects of abortion on the Black community — “WhatAbortionReallyIs” — the ads were refused by the advertising companies Outfront and ClearChannel. Each of the ads pictured an African-American behind varying messages like, “Abortion is injustice everywhere,” “Abortion is genocide,” and “Abortion is fake feminism.”
The abortion industry has targeted the Black community since the founding days of Planned Parenthood by eugenicist Margaret Sanger, and this continues today. As a result, the abortion rate among Black women is much higher — about 3.8 times higher — than that of White women in the United States.
The double standard here is striking. Bomberger notes in the Christian Post that extremely pro-abortion billboards have been allowed by some of these same companies:
In another Outfront billboard, featuring African-American abortionist Monica McLemore, pregnancy care centers were bogusly attacked for their “abortion deception” (aka medically accurate information about what abortion is and how it impacts mother, father and child).
In Cleveland, Lamar Advertising allowed Preterm — Ohio’s largest abortion business — to place 9 of 16 outrageous pro-abortion billboards in predominantly black neighborhoods. The abortion-peddling signs falsely claimed: “Abortion is a family value”, “Abortion is sacred”, “Abortion is a blessing”, “Abortion is safer than childbirth” and “Abortion is necessary”.
President and founder of Live Action, Lila Rose, tweeted in response to the previously mentioned line of 2018 pro-abortion billboards launched in Dallas. “This is a billboard in Dallas, TX, trying to convince Black women to exterminate themselves,” she wrote. “The abortion lobby’s war against Blacks is real. Blacks make up 13% of the population, but endure 35% of abortions. In NYC, a black baby is more likely to be aborted than to be born.”
This is a billboard in Dallas, TX, trying to convince Black women to exterminate themselves.
The abortion lobby's war against Blacks is real.
Blacks make up 13% of the population, but endure 35% of abortions.
In NYC, a Black baby is more likely to be aborted than to be born. pic.twitter.com/iAx9eeN9Co
— Lila Rose (@LilaGraceRose) August 30, 2018
As reported by Live Action News, research from 2016 showed that in New York alone, 23,209 abortions were committed on Black women while there were only 22,465 births. According to recent research from the Centers for Disease Control, non-Hispanic Black women have 38% of all U.S. abortions. What’s so striking about this figure is that Black people only make up 12% of the U.S. population, yet their abortion rate and numbers are higher than the larger demographic of White women.
The abortion industry’s targeting of the Black community is real. Advertising companies like the ones encountered by the Radiance Foundation are preventing the truth from being shared and lives from being saved.
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