As part of a national campaign, anti-abortion group Life Always recently unveiled a huge billboard in the Soho district of New York, featuring a young African-American girl with a caption reading "The Most Dangerous Place For An African-American Is In The Womb." Life Always board member Pastor Stephen Broden had some fightin' words, saying, "During Black History Month, we celebrate our history, but our future is in jeopardy as a genocidal plot is carried out through abortion."
City Council member Letitia Jones, a voice of reason, said in a statement:
"It is misguided to use Black History Month as a tool to promote this message. 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 offensive."
According to statistics from the NYC Health Department, African-Americans had the highest number of abortions in 2009, with 40,798. Life Always is using that stat to bolster their pro-life stance. The billboard is located a half-mile away from a Planned Parenthood facility, whose organization states that only three percent of their health services are actually devoted to abortion services. Who else thinks this is a little too in-your-face?