L.A. Billboards Focus on Black Babies Killed in Abortion
by Steven Ertelt | Los Angeles, CA | LifeNews.com | 1/11/11 7:31 PM
The City of Angeles will be getting the message that a large number of black angels — unborn children — are killed there every year — more so than babies of other races.
This week, the Radiance Foundation is launching its “Endangered Species” billboard campaign in Los Angeles, California, after having experienced significant success and getting massive media attention with campaigns in other states.
In conjunction with Walter Hoye, a pro-life African-American pastor who was jailed in Oakland for violating a new law passed there to target him for presenting abortion alternatives outside abortion centers, the group has purchased 70 billboards across the town with the message that too many black children are killed in abortions.
“Billboards will be up through Black History Month and are an attempt to raise awareness of abortion’s devastating and disproportionate impact in the black community,” Ryan Bomberger told LifeNews.com Tuesday afternoon.
Bomberger says California has a state law, SB1301 known as the Reproductive Privacy Act, which makes abortion reporting unreliable, so it’s difficult to tell the racial makeup of the abortions that take place in the Golden State.
“Even its own statisticians insist the numbers are under-reported and unenforced,” Bomberger says. “We have only Guttmacher’s stats on California, revealing 208,430 abortions in 2005 with over 90,000 fully paid by taxpayers under the state’s Medi-Cal program.”
With such a high number of abortions relative to the nationwide total of just over 1.2 million, California is clearly the abortion capital of the United States, with more than 424 facilities that do abortions.
According to the CDC, the black abortion rate is three times that of white women and twice the rate of all other races combined.
Bomberger, who was, as a child, transracially adopted into a multi-racial family of 15 people and who is now an adoptive father, told LifeNews.com: “Taxpayer-funded Planned Parenthood aborted 324,008 innocent lives and only made 2,405 adoption referrals according to their own latest Annual Report; that’s 135 children killed for every 1 adoption referral.”
Hoye says he’s excited about the billboard campaign as he has been trying to raise nationwide awareness of the way in which abortions target black children.
“The impact of abortion in the African-American community is the Darfur of America,” Hoye declares, citing the 53 million aborted since 1973, 18 million of which are African-American.
Dr. La Verne Tolbert, a former Planned Parenthood board member, says black children are targeted through the schools for abortions in California.
“In California, children are targeted for abortions through school-based clinics and school-linked clinics, which are family planning clinics on or near school grounds. Girls are taken off campus to a Planned Parenthood clinic, where abortions are performed without parental consent or notification,” she said.
In Georgia in 2006, 57.4 percent of abortions in Georgia are performed on African-American women even though blacks comprise just 30 percent of the general population.
In Texas, abortions on black women comprise nearly 25% of all state abortions even though they only constitute 12.7% of the female population (ages 15-44). Every other racial demographic shares a smaller percentage of statewide abortions than their respective percentage of total population.