What The Hell??? How Is This Acceptable???

- By Bossip Staff Categories: Babies, Bolitics, For Discussion

Racist Anti-Abortion Ad Stokes Controversy, New York City

This billboard was posted in SoHo this morning, by a group which paid very good money to get this point across:

“There is a battle being waged in the United States that has taken more lives than any foreign war or act of terrorism. The enemy is abortion. Its’ supporters include the main stream media, liberal representatives in government, and Planned Parenthood, the country’s largest abortion provider. The voices of the opposition are everywhere. ThatsAbortion.com is a project of Life Always. We use advertising, research and confrontational truth to gain awareness, inform and educate individuals to choose life, always!”

A video on the site shows the silhouette of a pregnant woman and a solemn male voiceover accuses Planned Parenthood of having more abortion clinics in black neighborhoods than in those mainly populated by any other ethnic group. (“It’s a crazy claim: We’re on 26 Bleeker St.,” protested Roger Rathman, who called the overall campaign a wrongheaded attempt to stigmatize the African-American community.)

Among those protesting the message sent by the billboard: Brooklyn City Councilwoman Letitia James and Public Advocate Bill de Blasio. James says the group’s site directs those seeking “pregnancy help” to crisis pregnancy centers, which are known for dissuading women from getting abortions rather than providing the procedure women think they’re coming to get when they go into the offices.

“It is misguided to use Black History Month as a tool to promote this message,” said James. “Every woman has the right to make personal choices in regards to her body, and I respect many different points of view, but to compare abortion to terrorism and genocide is highly offensive.”

Said de Blasio: “This billboard simply doesn’t belong in our city. The ad violates the values of New Yorkers and is grossly offensive to women and communities of color. Women of all backgrounds have a right to reproductive healthcare in New York City, and we must not let the current campaign of attacks undermine New Yorkers’ longstanding support for a woman’s right to choose. A mix of intolerance and bad judgment put this ad up — common decency demands it be taken down.”

The city abortion rate has been of great controversy in recent days after city reporting showed 41% of NYC pregnancies are terminated.

When first asked about the figure — which brought a strong reaction from the Catholic Church and pro-lifers like state Sen. Ruben Diaz, Sr. of the Bronx, who called the numbers an attack on minorities — Mayor Bloomberg said he was unsure the figures were accurate.

Is ThatsAbortion.com taking a flawed message too far or starting a dialog that needs to be going on in the African American community?

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Comments

  • kerry

    How is it acceptable that 55 out of every 100 black women abort their baby? I’m not mad.

    • Raquel

      Agreed.

    • othello

      This ad is misleading and once again using the African American community as a scape goat. How could you not have a problem with this as when it’s wrong. In fact approximately 55% of women who obtained legal induced abortions were known to be white, 35% were black, and 7% were of other races. Do you realize what the ad is implying about African American women or African American children for that matter? This ad is crazy offensive and should be removed immediately. How could you not be mad?

    • Divine

      I agree Kerry.
      But the double entendre can’t be ignored and is offensive.

    • Rih Rih

      Othello’s numbers are right, Kerry I would love to know where you got your figures from….

    • JBoogie

      1. I am an educated Black, married, professional woman and my womb is one of the safest places in America for a black child. However, if I were addicted to drugs, without housing, on welfare – yup, the womb would be a very dangerous place.
      2. This ad is soo offensive. Our wombs are dangerous?!? WTH?
      3. Black people have the highest rate of unintended pregnancies, STIs, HIV, unemployment, incarceration. Why focus on abortion when such a small number have abortions compared to those with HIV and STIs? These so-called supporters of life don’t really care about Black life.

    • If You Listen Closely You'll Hear The Truth

      Also Agree!

    • Laura

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      Hispanic women have the most pregnancies and out of wedlock childbirths these days.

    • Thaddious

      In the 30s, abortion and STERILIZATION clinics were primarily in black communities.

      Yes, they were convincing young black addicts and poor people to get sterilized.

      Many of them turned their lives around and weren’t able to procreate.

      Malcolm X and Elijah Muhammad called it a black genocide. It continues today.

      The next MLK we need might have been aborted.

    • yt

      @othello – 13% of the population, but 35% of the abortions
      hmmm…

    • Shameful

      I agree with Kerry; I disagree strongly with everyone who thinks it’s alright that so many black women have been brainwashed by white feminist-eugenicists into using abortion as a form of birth control; and will leave both at that.

  • I'm ze true silver hare

    I agree with Kerry, of course its offensive, but its also eye opening. But we also need to address the issues of why we have the highest rates of abortion, whether its economically, or maybe sexual abuse in our community. And seeing as this ad was done by an African American, it should be used as a platform to not only study the problems, but also educate.

  • 90's baby

    So they just discounted all those white moms that killed their kids over talking back, not to mention their self abortions. Smh people always want to pity the black community, when clearly the white community is suffering so much more, but you won’t her about it b/c they want to maintain that “I’m better than you” image.

    • MrsTinKC

      Say that one more time…I don’t think they heard you!

  • shanita102

    I agree Kerry. 100%

    • othello

      How can you agree with Kerry when that’s not true at all? smh.

  • NotARealFan

    As a Black student at a high profile, predominantly white institution, I can tell you that Planned Parenthood and other “clinics” were built for these white girls. Black girls can’t get in for all the BMWs and Mercedeces in the parking lot. To each her own regarding this issue, regardless of color.

  • http://thisisnewstome.com lani3000

    OOOh man, thats tough. Were any black ppl confered in the putting together of this campaign?

    I cant lie, a lot of black chicks are getting abortions, but lets not ignore the other contingent. We’re not the only ones!

    I better see a baby of every nationality!!!!

  • othello

    This is ridiculous.

  • RogerThat

    Abortion is NOT a solution. PROTECTION IS!!!!

  • Over it...

    Soooo, black women are the only ones right?! No, well that’s the message this billboard is sending.

    How is anyone supposed to understand the intended message from this billboard?!

    • kerry

      20.2 out of every 100 white women abort their babies. Stop making excuses and do better.

    • Over it...

      @ Kerry, you gave me a statistic about white women right, so you’re saying they have abortions too, right…I don’t see that on this add…which proves the point I was trying to make…thanks! Oh and where on the billboard does it say that…nowhere…thanks again!

      @ GM, I’m sorry, but do you think that the only reason women have abortions (excuse me “kill babies”) is because they chose to sleep w/ someone w/o proper birth control? Does that make you feel better about judging these women?

      I’m not in their shoes, so I won’t say what they did to be in that situation…

    • The Cynic

      @Kerry

      U think that 20% is not a big number?

    • EDUCATED 18 YR OLD

      @KERRY

      FACT:347,179 White Women had abortions versus 231,624 black/other women. WHITES HAVE MORE ABORTIONS than blacks and other minorities.

      FACT: the founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger, was a devout racist who created the Negro Project designed to sterilize unknowing black women and others she deemed as undesirables of society. The founder of Planned Parenthood said, “Colored people are like human weeds and are to be exterminated.” Planned Parenthood targets minorities (that’s why they are mostly in minority neighborhoods)to reduce black/minority populations.

      FACT: Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider in America. 78% of their clinics are in minority communities. Blacks make only 35% of the abortions in America. So, 65% of abortions are by white, hispanic and non-hispanic females

      GET YOU FACTS STRAIGHT

  • Do more reading

    Listen, If abortion keeps them bit*hes from the other post with the kid cursing, from having babies..GOOD. Some females DONT need to have kids…hopefully the doc will go in there and fu*k up some guts and they WONT be able to have kids.

    • Do more reading

      @G.M.
      I hear you, but hoodrats “forget” to take their pills…u know the story.So the next step is either have them grow up in an enviornment where they are not gonna amount to sh*t, or abort.

  • chocolate

    WOW! It’s not cool for them to single black people out.If they are against abortion then don’t put race in it. Any embryo terminated is bad not just with black people. Many whites have abortions all walks of life as well. I know that for fact.

  • Mabel

    This ad is beyond offensive.

  • RHONYC

    RACIST.
    BULLSHYTE.
    SHUT IT DOWN!!!😦

  • Bri

    There is no way that I can be mad at this ad because African American women have the highest abortion rate. TRUTH HURTS!

    Oh and I am a black woman.

    • othello

      NOT TRUE. That is bullsh*t. African American DO NOT have the highest rate of abortion in this country. Where do you get this information. The question is why are Planned Parenthood offices in predominately African American communities in the first place? The truth dosen’t hurt at all it’s the lies that cause the most pain.

    • Allergic to you.

      Thank you. Othello. Why are so many people misinformed about the most important things? Wow. They can throw out statistics but what comes from it? Why is it that way? It’s surely not that way because they were born a certain skin color no matter what brainwashed people want to believe.

    • EDUCATED 18 YR OLD

      FACT:347,179 White Women had abortions versus 231,624 black/other women.

      FACT: the founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger, was a devout racist who created the Negro Project designed to sterilize unknowing black females. The founder of Planned Parenthood said, “Colored people are like human weeds and are to be exterminated.”

      FACT: Many black females at Planned ParentHood are given abortions without their consent.

      FACT: Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider in America. 78% of their clinics are in minority communities.

      FACT: Blacks make only 35% of the abortions in America. More than 50% of abortions are by white non-hispanic females

      GET YOU FACTS STRAIGHT

  • G.M.

    sh1t with all these reports of moms killing kids…it ain’t safe for them in or out the womb in this day n age smh

  • if anything be noble

    41% of New York City pregnancies are terminated so I’m sure we can soon expect to see a biggole sign plastered all up on the Upper East Side with statistics about Upper East Side white women and the GossipGirls who love them, near Columbia University to help college student girls gone wild, in Spanish Harlem and down around Chinatown. Seems like there’s a lot of billboarding to do here in the City of New York since Black women don’t make up 41% of its pregnancies.

    • tyboo___5

      Preacccch, I just cant believe the crap some of these clowns are posting. sad common sence aint common to everybody.

  • othello

    You people will believe what ever is told to you to justify your place in this society. Black people only make up 12 percent of the population in the country. African AmericanS are not leading in abortion. They’re cooking the books to justify continued government funding for eugenics based initiatives like Planned Parenthood. Please do the history on these organizations before you blindly agree with what they are saying about you and your people. The founder of Planned Parenthood Margaret Sanger spoke of sterilizing those she designated as “unfit,” a plan she said would be the “salvation of American civilization. Just do the research and find the statistics for yourself before you condemn yourselves and your babies.

    • Avilea

      we only make up 12%, but have 35% of abortions. That is a problem.

    • G.M.

      12% is the overall population of blks in America, so take the amount of Americans and multiply 12% and u get the blk population of America…which is completely separate from the overall number of abortions in a city such as New York where 41% of the women have abortions…so find out the population of women in new york multiply that by 41% and that’s how many abortions go down in NY

  • serenity

    Listen abortion is a womans choice! Who r we to tell a woman she can’t use this option? Whose body is it effecting? You guys? I think not! What people should be doing is promoting PROTECTION and BIRTH CONTROL as much as u bash people who get abortions and then maybe there will be less unwanted pregnancies

  • facts straight

    I never commit on this site, but people get your facts straight. Black women DO NOT have the highest abortion rights. White women do. People stop talking out of your a**

    • yt

      abortion rates, not ‘rights’, and you’re thinking of abortion totals (which white women do top) instead of rate (where black women do lead, and is the more relevant statistic).

  • othello

    The really sad this is, is that this ad was supposed to bring attention to the way women in the African American community are unfairly targeted by organizations like Planned Parenthood with false statistics to justify virtually exterminating African American babies. And you people immediately start transmitting the same lies about my beautiful African American sisters and daughters that these eugenicists are using to silently exterminate generations of African and African Americans. The ad is foul but the message is clear. Wake up people, or they’re going to kill us in our sleep.

    • othello

      Go to the website thatsabortion dot com. Read about it, learn about it.

    • tyboo___5

      Preaccch, as a young Afican American women, I cant believe people are falling for this crap. I’m losing hope mannnn.

  • blackgold

    The ad is totally offensive and pretty frightening as well. War is being waged on black people and we need to unite!

  • samech

    I thought it was outside with the cops!!!????

  • d.

    Especially if the womb is polluted.

  • The Cynic

    Race does not belong in the abortion debate.

  • Over it...

    @ Kerry, you gave me a statistic about white women right, so you’re saying they have abortions too, right…I don’t see that on this add…which proves the point I was trying to make…thanks! Oh and where on the billboard does it say that…nowhere…thanks again!

    @ GM, I’m sorry, but do you think that the only reason women have abortions (excuse me “kill babies”) is because they chose to sleep w/ someone w/o proper birth control? Does that make you feel better about judging these women?

    I’m not in their shoes, so I won’t say what they did to be in that situation…

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