Too Many Aborted Billboard Campaign to Focus on Abortions on Blacks in Texas
by Steven Ertelt
August 26, 2010
Bryan, TX (LifeNews.com) — The billboard campaign that has received national attention for focusing on the way the abortion industry targets black women is headed to Texas. The signs saying "Too Many Aborted" that have been featured in Georgia and Arkansas, are now going to the Lone Star State.
The Radiance Foundation, which created the billboards, is working with the Life Education and Resource Network (L.E.A.R.N.), a coalition of black pro-life advocates, to promote the billboards
They are launching what they call the "Black and Unwanted" public awareness initiative in Bryan and College Station — two southeast Texas cities where Texas A&M University is located.
On the heels of massive national and international media coverage of the "Endangered Species" campaign, this new campaign "continues to reveal abortion’s destruction in the black community while highlighting the need for more adoptions," sponsors informed LifeNews.com.
TooManyAborted.com is the campaign’s online resource that provides what sponsors say is "irrefutable federal and state abortion statistics and the largely unknown history of the racism and eugenics of Planned Parenthood."
"It directly challenges the false rhetoric, with actual facts, by groups like the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC) and other abortion advocates," the groups said.
The Radiance Foundation’s co-founder, Ryan Bomberger, is the creator of the billboards and was, as a child, transracially adopted into a multi-racial family of 15. The circumstances surrounding his birth could have easily resulted in an abortion, he said.
"We’re exposing the lies and distortions of the abortion industry, and many are waking up to the truth," Bomberger says. "Adoption isn’t the only solution to unintended pregnancies, but it is a beautiful alternative to abortion’s destruction of hope and possibility."
Dr. Haywood Robinson, the chairman of LEARN, says he has firsthand knowledge of the impact of abortion because he is a Texas family physician who used to be an abortion practitioner. Today, he is an outspoken advocate for the unborn and women facing unplanned pregnancies by exposing the lies and distortions of the abortion industry
"The Framers of the Constitution knew the rights we enjoy are not just for ourselves but in the Preamble clearly articulated that they are for our posterity, those yet to be born," he said.
The pair say the CDC reports that African-Americans have abortions at more than three times the rate of white women and two times the rate of all other races combined.
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.
"All of this is by design. Abortion is being used as birth control and increasingly encouraged by groups like the RCRC and Planned Parenthood who, nationally in 2008, aborted 65 children for every one client they referred for adoption. Women deserve much better," they said.
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