Austin, Texas, now has its own racist anti-choice campaign, complete with billboards with black children and a website, with videos, claiming that Planned Parenthood is targeting African Americans.
Now that Radiance Foundation has blanketed Atlanta with their message, they think Milwaukee is the next logical city to settle in.
The group intends for its billboards to start the same media frenzy in Texas as they did in Georgia.
The same web site that claims reproductive health care providers lie to and manipulate women sends them to crisis pregnancy centers that provide inaccurate medical information.
We are not fools and we are not amused. The only reality that matters is this: Our lived experiences drive how and when we choose abortion, not abortion providers
The Tuskegee Syphilis Study used a black nurse to gain the trust of black men targeted by the study. Georgia’s largest antiabortion group, Georgia Right to Life, is employing a similar strategy, using a black outreach coordinator, Catherine Davis, in a predominantly white organization.
The abortion wars rage relentlessly on, in the United States and elsewhere, and the only lesson to be drawn from recent federal and state legislative action is that the wars show no signs of abating.
Loretta J. Ross is national coordinator of SisterSong Reproductive Justice Collective in Atlanta. So why is her voice largely missing in media reports about “black genocide” billboards in her own backyard?
The abortion rate for black women is higher than for any other group. But anti-choicers exploit and distort facts to serve their agenda while ignoring the fundamental reason women have abortions: unintended pregnancy.
In an examination of rumors being spread by anti-choicers that high rates of abortion among black women are due to a campaign of “racial genocide,” the New York Times once again failed to provide relevant evidence, data or balance on issues of critical importance.