“T he most dangerous place for an African American is in the womb,” that’s according to a new New York City billboard placed by Life Always. The billboard is about half a mile from one of three New York City Planned Parenthood abortion facilities which jointly reported nearly 17,000 abortions in 2010.
“During Black History Month, we celebrate our history, but our future is in jeopardy as a genocidal plot is carried out through abortion,” said Life Always Board Member, Pastor Stephen Broden. “We have seen the heartbreaking effects of opportunists who happen to be Black Abortionists perpetrating this atrocity; it’s not just babies who are in danger, it’s also their mothers, and our society at large,” he added.
The campaign launch is designed to raise public awareness of Planned Parenthood’s targeting of minority neighborhoods. It comes just weeks after the city health department’s annual Vital Statistics report revealed a 41 percent abortion rate – nearly twice the national average. Planned Parenthood’s annual report states that they perform 300,000+ abortions annually.
“This campaign highlights the tragedy that abortion is the number one killer since 1973 in the black community and the truth that we must confront in a city with a near 60 percent abortion rate for black women,” said Life Always Board Member Rev. Derek McCoy.
The ad has also angrier the mother of the precious little girl featured in a controversial ad and she wants her daughter’s image removed from the billboard ASAP. Tricia Fraser, who wanted to draw attention to her 6-year-old daughter Anissa Fraser by signing her up for a career in modeling, is now bothered by that attention.
“I would never endorse something like that,” said Fraser. “Especially with my child’s image. I know what I went into that shoot for and that’s not what I agreed to. I want them to take it down.”
When she signed a release form, Tricia Fraser knew the photos could be sold as stock images but never thought her daughter would become the face of a pro-life campaign focusing on African Americans.