Within the last day and a half there has been an uproar about an anti-abortion billboard in SoHo New York. In case you haven’t seen it, here you go.
I must say that as a Black woman I am highly offended by this billboard! Why would anyone think this was a good way to promote “pro-life?” According to That’s Abortion, the one’s responsible for the billboard, they “use advertising, research and confrontational truth to gain awareness, inform and educate individuals to choose life, always!” It seems more of an attack on Black women more than something that’s suppose to bring awareness.
What I also find disheartening is that two of the four “Life Always” board members are African-American men. Life Always are the one’s who paid for the billboard. As a Christian I believe that life is precious and should be cherished. However, who am I to invoke my beliefs on someone? God gave us the gift of free will. Therefore, a woman should have the right to do what she wants. On judgement day she s the one who has to stand before God account for her actions. I may not agree with it, but it’s HER choice. I however am appalled by the amount of women who use abortion as a method of contraception.
Now, I have a few questions for these two Black men on the board of directors. Do you care this much after discarding your sperm after intercourse or a rounds of self-gratification? Technically, that is a child correct? Do you always wear a condom to prevent unplanned pregnancies? I also want to know why are you targeting the disenfranchised African-American women? Is it because they are an easy target? I don’t think that African-American women are the only ones having abortions yet they are the only ones being targeted.
Is anyone going to say something about the men who coerce impressionable women to have abortions because they don’t want the responsibility of being a father? Sister Toldja said it best “This campaign would have you think all these aborted fetuses have fathers who were dying to raise them.”
Personally I think these billboards are causing more trouble than anything. They are adamant about saving lives but they seem to be perpetuating their ignorance with failing rhetoric and counterproductive imagery.