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Published On: Tue, Jan 9th, 2018

Ohio abortion campaign targets black women, black neighborhoods

“Abortion is necessary” for black women, apparently, according to a billboard campaign at an abortion clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.

The campaign displays 16 billboards throughout Cleveland. On each display the caption “Abortion is …” is followed by a set of different phrases, such as “a parenting decision,” “a blessing,” “liberty” and “your right.”

Other phrases include “life-saving,” “necessary” and “a second chance.”

Writing for Townhall, Matt Vespa noted how the signs appear to have miraculously landed in the neighborhoods of black Americans:

Over at RedState, Jennifer Van Laar had a rather disturbing post coming out of Ohio. There appears to be a campaign from an abortion provider, Preterm, that is specifically targeting the black community in Cleveland. Van Laar cited local residents who took photos of the billboards. Some doulas have called the campaign racist, with the outrage becoming loud enough that members of the city council have reached out to Preterm to have a conservation with their executive’s leadership about the controversy. The signs read, ‘abortion is good medicine’ and ‘abortion is necessary.’

Cleveland radio host Darvio Morrow, a black man, also noticed the inherent racism. “They are outright targeting black people and trying to put a happy face on abortion. I am appalled by this,” he said.

According to LifeNews, “Research by Protecting Black Life found that 79 percent of Planned Parenthood surgical abortion facilities are located within walking distance of black and Latino neighborhoods.”

Planned Parenthood agrees, tweeting in November: “If you’re a Black woman in America, it’s statistically safer to have an abortion than to carry a pregnancy to term or give birth ” – PP Black Community.

Margaret Sanger co-founded Planned Parenthood with eugenics in mind, killing minority babies.

Depiction of Sanger’s “quality not quantity” message 1918 images

 

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- Roxanne "Butter" Bracco began with the Dispatch as Pittsburgh Correspondent, but will be providing reports and insights from Washington DC, Maryland and the surrounding region. Contact Roxie aka "Butter" at [email protected] ATTN: Roxie or Butter Bracco

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  1. […] billboards branding abortion in a positive way across Cleveland, came under fire for being placed in predominantly black neighborhoods – areas with African-Americans comprising 79% or more of those […]

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