Black mothers and our families deserve better than billboards exploiting the social determinants perpetuated by white male supremacy that has created the various hostile environments in which we live and parent.
On behalf of all of us who have worked on the campaign to remove the racist, anti-choice billboards in Oakland, I want to say thank you for all you did. There’s more work to do, but the billboards are gone. And we did it together.
The mayor of Oakland and reproductive justice leaders from the surrounding communities are applauding success in having racist, anti-choice billboards removed from their city.
The most dangerous place for an African-American child is not in the womb, but in hands of lawmakers and anti-abortion groups that fail to realize the critical importance of funding family planning medical services.
A racist, anti-choice billboard has been placed in my city, in a neighborhood less than 20 minutes from my home. Yeah, it’s hard to put into words just how disgusted and insulted I am.
Anti-choice billboarders never discuss why abortions are needed; the lack of access to quality health care, sex ed and contraception; or even the jobs needed to help young women care for the families they already have.
Heroic Media provides no services–the phone number you call if you are actually Pregnant? and Scared? redirects to Option Line’s crisis pregnancy center pushing hotline.
The WHO lists 30 essential drugs for maternal and child health, Montanans don’t want to ban abortion, Princeton Theological Seminarians upset by distribution of racist flyers, and health care reform turns one!
Testing at home for HPV, Montana guts family planning program, Tennessee will reimburse vaginal and C-section births at the same rate, nineteen Senators sign letter supporting Planned Parenthood, and Dillard’s department store is sponsoring a fashion show to benefit Heroic Media, who is raising money for more racist billboards.
Women of color are fighting a race- and gender-baiting campaign that attempts to drive a racial wedge in the pro-choice movement and a gender wedge in communities of color.