Advertising is a deliberate act. No company floats a message into public places without a strategy. Alcohol and tobacco industries, for years, have specifically targeted certain demographics far more heavily than others. Black neighborhoods, in cities throughout the country, have historically been more heavily exposed to (often sexualized) alcohol and cigarette billboard ads than any other racial demographics. Researchers and esteemed medical journals found that twice as many of these ads appear in black communities, raising deep concerns about their negative impact.
Opposition to this practice sprung up in major cities nationwide, especially during the late 80s and early 90s. The racial targeting was unquestionable, and resistance was fierce from health care advocates. They saw ads encouraging unhealthy behavior, often resulting in disparate and deadly health outcomes, as a threat to the community.
The abortion industry kills more black people than the alcohol and tobacco industries, combined. According to the CDC, in the latest annual report on abortion statistics, there were over 363,705 deaths caused by abortion versus 289,366 deaths from all other causes combined. Where’s the outrage?
Where’s the resistance against the number one killer of African-Americans? Abortion is advertised even more disproportionately, and has a consistent negative health outcome—death. On billboards, in school-based clinics, through advocate media, nonreciprocal PR responses (Tebow Ad response) and tragically, in churches, abortion is heralded as merely a positive “choice”.
Planned Parenthood has lodged itself in the urban environment for decades, overseeing and instigating years of the decay of the black family, increasing unintended pregnancy rates, soaring fatherlessness (72.3%) and exponentially higher STD rates. Gonorrhea is 20 times higher among blacks than whites and 10 times higher than Hispanics. Chlamydia is 8 times higher among blacks than whites and 3 times higher than Hispanics. And with all of the targeting that Planned Parenthood does, aiming for the black community since The Negro Project, abortion occurs 4.9 times more among blacks than whites, according to the Guttmacher Institute.
We have more access to condoms and all other forms of birth control than ever before in human history. Yet Planned Parenthood, the self-professed savior of the urban community, fails at its most basic tasks—reducing unintended pregnancy rates and preventing the spread of STDs. The only thing they do not fail at is killing through abortions. Their entire billion-dollar business model centers on this heinous human injustice.
Last year, The Radiance Foundation’s TooManyAborted.com billboards began to encroach upon the urban domain of abortion clinic dominance (see ProLifeAmerica.com’s devastating report on clinic locations). One would think the same opposition to alcohol and tobacco ad targeting would see the undeniable targeting of the black community by Big Abortion (aka Planned Parenthood). For the most part, their silence shows how outrage can often be feigned and political allegiances lead one to ignore the most destructive forces among us.
Planned Parenthood is not giving up. They’ll distort, contort, and misreport whatever they need to in order to procure their most precious re$ource—your baby. But unlike millions of parents across this nation, who will do anything to protect that awe-inspiring little planned or unplanned life, Planned Parenthood wants your baby…dead.