Pro-Life Group Running Second Set of Billboards Focusing on Blacks, Abortions
by Steven Ertelt
May 31, 2010
Atlanta, GA (LifeNews.com) — A Georgia-based pro-life group is set to start the second campaign of billboards exposing how abortion targets the black community. The Radiance Foundation hoped to continue the exposure of the racist and eugenics background of abortion as promoted by Planned Parenthood.
Ryan Bomberger, the head of the organization, tells LifeNews.com he also hopes to see strong emphasis placed on adoption and foster care.
The goal is to show how the racial politics of abortion "impede this beautiful solution" from saving black unborn children from abortion.
On the heels of massive national and international media coverage of their Endangered Species campaign, the Radiance Foundation is announcing its Black & Unwanted public awareness initiative.
This billboard and Internet campaign "continues to expose abortions devastating impact on the African-American community while highlighting the need for more adoptions," Bomberger says.
In conjunction with Georgia Right to Life nearly 60 billboards with the Black & Unwanted theme will be featured across the state.
Bomberger has personal experience with the issues as he was, as a child, adopted into a multi-racial family of fifteen.
"Women and children (born and unborn) deserve much better from our society. Although adoption isn’t the only solution to unintended pregnancies, it is a beautiful alternative to the destruction of abortion," he tells LifeNews.com.
Bomberger also points to statistics showing the evidence for the need for this focus on black Americans and abortion.
"According to the CDC, African-Americans have abortions at three times the rate of white women and twice the rate of all other races combined," he notes. "In addition, U.S. Census Bureau data shows that eight of Georgias fifteen [abortion] clinics are located in urban areas that are predominantly (over 50%) African-American."
"Fatherlessness is over 70% in the black community, STD rates have increased exponentially, and unintended pregnancy rates continue to climb among African-Americans. All of this is by design," he continues. "Abortion is being used as birth control and increasingly encouraged by groups like Planned Parenthood who, in 2008, aborted 65 children for every 1 client they referred for adoption; thats 305,310 abortions to 4,912 adoption referrals."
In Georgia in 2006, they say 57.4 percent of abortions in Georgia are performed on African-American women even though blacks comprise just 30 percent of the general population.
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