Is Abortion Being Made a Black Woman's Issue?

When anti-abortion group, Georgia Right To Life erected 80 billboards saying "Black Children are an Endangered Species" in and around Atlanta, they wanted national outrage. And they got it. The old saying goes, "They messed with the wrong people" but in this case, they're messing with the right people. Creating yet another campaign that questions the reproductive choices of Black women has, and will always get people talking. Because after all, our choices as Black women are free reign for everyone to probe, and judge.  The group, in partnership with the Radiance Foundation, has also set up a website,, which provides statistics like 40% of Black pregnancies end up in abortion, and that abortions in the Black community occur at three times the rate of those in White communities. While these statistics may come from reliable sources, is it not interesting that right-to-life groups are choosing to highlight the abortion rates in Black communities alone, instead of focusing on the whole picture, which is that women of all races have abortions... Read More: Group Accuses Planned Parenthood of Targeting African AmericansBlack Children Are an Endangered Species, Say Billboards


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