Sunday, February 27, 2011

Anti-Abortion Group Removes Controversial Billboard


An anti-abortion group was forced to remove their SoHo billboard by the advertising company. The advertising company received pressure to remove the billboard and took it down. However, they made an announcement that they shouldn't have to remove the billboard. The mother of the little girl says, she didn't know the group would be using her daughters picture on a billboard like that and is outraged they group used her daughters picture for the billboard.

The group says they target neighborhoods where abortion is three times higher than other neighborhoods. The billboard was timed so that it would coincide with black history month.

"We celebrate our history, but our future is in jeopardy as a genocidal plot is carried out through abortion," said the Rev. Stephen Broden, an official with the anti-abortion group Life Always. Pastor Stephen Broden added, “The reaction to this billboard is centered on trauma; abortion is traumatic, it is the emotional and physical trauma that women face after abortion that necessitates access to post-abortive healing services."

Every woman has a right to make their own choice and it is wrong to target African American women. The group has a right to put up billboards if they choose too. However, the group should not be targeting one population or race in general.

2 comments:

  1. I agree with that 100% - about the targeting one race thing. I'm actually really disturbed by that ad. Thanks for coming by today - I tried to visit your other blog link though and I couldn't seem to find it!

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  2. I was disturbed by it too. It's just wrong.

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