Abortion Billboards: Strong Words Spark Debate in Atlanta's Black Neighborhoods
Billboards Declare 'Too Many Abortions' in Black Community
Of the 36,094 women in Georgia who had abortions in 2008, nearly 21,000 were African-American, more than twice the number of white women. Nationally, the CDC says black women are still three times more likely than white women to get an abortion.
Ryan Bomberger, who designed the billboards, is "trying to raise awareness in the African American community." he told ABC News, "to say, 'Look, here are the numbers. Here's what's happening,' and it should be alarming to civic leaders and to black pastors."
Bomberger's group, The Radiance Foundation. has also set up a Web site, toomanyaborted.com, laying out the argument behind its attention-getting headline...
I think it would be more productive to focus on the reasons many women find abortion to be the best option (poverty, missing/unsuitable father, young age, etc etc) rather than making blanket accusations. Not to mention the problem of unplanned pregnancies in the first place.
Making it into a race thing rather than a socioeconomic thing is a bit of a red herring, I think.
IIRC, one of the reasons why black women have a "higher" abortion rate is because many of them get abortions through state and area health departments which are required to release demographic data.
Private doctors and clinics are not required thus skewing the numbers.
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