Georgia Pro-life Group Says Black Women Targeted for Abortions
The Radiance Foundation, a pro-adoption, pro-abstinence group along with Georgia Right to Life has begun a billboard campaign in Atlanta calling attention to what they believe to be the targeting of black women for abortions in an effort to reduce the black population.
The billboard features a black child and the caption reads, "Black Children Are An Endangered Species." It directs people to the website TOO MANY ABORTED. com.
According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, African American women account for about 37 % of all abortions while African Americans are only 13 percent of the population.
In 2006, more than 50 % of abortions performed in Georgia were preformed on African American women.
Catherine Davis, minority outreach director for Georgia Right to Life, says, "18,870,000 black babies have been aborted since Roe vs. Wade. If those babies hadn't been aborted, we would be 59 million strong -- over 19% of the population."
The idea for the billboard came from Ryan Bomberger, the founder of Radiance Foundation. Bomberger, 38, was adopted as a baby and was conceived when a black man raped his white biological mother.
In response to accusations that the billboard was motivated by bigots, Bomberger said, "I am definitely not a white Southern bigot. I am as black as President Obama."
According to a story in the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday, "An increasingly vocal segment of the anti-abortion community has embraced the idea that black women are targeted for abortion in an effort to keep the black population down.
Some black anti-abortion activists call the phenomenon "womb lynching." One prominent black cleric, the Rev. Clenard Childress Jr. of New Jersey, often says, "The most dangerous place for a black child is the womb."
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