Quotable Quote of the Month

What does it take for Republicans to take off the flag pin and say, 'I am just too embarrassed to be on this team'?".- Bill Maher

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Anti-Abortion Billboard: Informative or Racially Offensive?

Earlier this week, the anti-abortion group Life Always caught some flack for the above billboard which they put up in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan.  The head of Life Always, pastor Stephen Broden (who is African American) said his group's intention was for the billboard to be provocative.  Suffice it to say, they succeeded because the billboard has elicited both positive and negative reactions throughout the country. Here is a link to a story about the Life Always billboard.

Now a discussion about abortion, race, and the reasons women choose abortion is worth having.  However, to say the womb is the most dangerous place for an African-American is over-the-top.  To me and many others, the billboard is equating abortion rates among African-American women to genocide.

In terms of chances for survival, who would you bet on: an unborn African-American or me at a KKK meeting?