By Stephanie Samuel|Christian Post Reporter
The same pro-life group behind the controversial New York City billboard that was recently forcefully removed is putting up another attention-grabbing, anti-abortion ad in Chicago, this time featuring the likeness of President Barack Obama.
Life Always, the group behind the SoHo neighborhood’s “most dangerous place” billboard, is hosting a press conference Tuesday to unveil 30 new billboards featuring the image of Obama, the first African-American president. The billboards will be placed throughout Chicago and will state, “Every 21 minutes, our next possible leader is aborted.” Continue reading
By Dave Andrusko
A new chapter on a story we’ve run previously. The pro-life organization Life Always sent out a statement today that it will be running a new pro-life billboard on Chicago’s South side featuring a resemblance of an unlikely figure: pro-abortion President Barack Obama. Prior to his election in 2008, Obama was first a state Senator and then a United States Senator from Illinois.
Life Always writes that tomorrow at 11:00 am it will unveil a billboard that reads, “Every 21 minutes, our next possible leader is aborted,” with a drawing of Obama’s face. The first location is 5812 S. State Street. Continue reading
By Marianne Medlin
The Life Always billboard that will appear in Chicago
Austin, Texas, Mar 29, 2011 / 06:15 am (CNA).- A pro-life group plans to continue their billboard campaign in Chicago after a recent ad was pulled in New York City following complaints.
Life Always, the organization behind ads claiming the abortion industry targets America’s black community, will launch a new billboard in Chicago on March 29, featuring an image of President Obama. Continue reading
For Immediate Release:
Although Life Always has the legal right to do so, the little girl in the pink dress depicted in the Dangerous Place abortion billboard will no longer be used out of respect for the family’s wishes. Continue reading
Edna Bonhomme looks at the recent furor over a racist anti-abortion campaign in New York City–and why the right’s claims that abortion hurts the Black community ring hollow.
March 3, 2011
UPON DISCOVERING an anti-abortion billboard in the Soho neighborhood of New York City, I was reminded of the racist strategies that anti-abortion demagogues use to scapegoat minority women.
The billboard featured a young African American girl in a pink dress staring afar with a bewildered expression. The message above her head read, “The most dangerous place for an African American is in the womb.” Continue reading
Just over a year ago, in February 2010, Ryan Bomberger’s impassioned campaign to convince black people that abortion is genocide burst into mainstream view. Bomberger’s Radiance Foundation, a Georgia-based anti-abortion group, placed dozens of billboards around Atlanta in coordination with black history month, touching off a media firestorm. “Black children are an endangered species,” said the billboards, of which there are now at least 170 in at least five cities and states.
“I’m an adoptee and adoptive father who has worked in the urban community most of my adult life,” says Bomberger, who is black. “I mourn the loss of beautiful possibility, not only in the unborn children who are unjustly killed, but the would-be mothers and fathers who are propagandized to believe that abortion solves any of the issues we face as a society.” Continue reading
By Aline Reynolds
A contentious anti-abortion billboard on a Soho building was taken down last Thursday after employees of the building’s ground-floor restaurant reportedly were harassed by protesters.
To many New Yorkers, the advertisement’s direct reference to African-American women was racially discriminatory.
The message read, “The most dangerous place for an African American is in the womb.” The text was accompanied by a portrait photo of an African-American child, supposed to represent the nearly 60 percent of black babies that died prenatally in 2009, according to a study conducted by the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Continue reading
Company takes down sign for ‘public safety’ after Blacks express outrage
NEW YORK – An outdoor advertising company has taken down an anti-abortion billboard in Manhattan’s SoHo community that pictured a Black girl along with the tagline, “The most dangerous place for an African-American is in the womb.”
Some residents had said they found the billboard offensive, and members of the Black community were especially outraged by it. Continue reading
March 2, 2011, 4:17 pm
Posted by Mollie Wilson O’Reilly
Yesterday, the New York Times’s Clyde Haberman wrote a column that took as its jumping-off point a recent controversy over an anti-abortion billboard in NYC.
A Texas group called Life Always…bought billboard space in SoHo to deliver an anti-abortion message rooted in recent statistics from the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. They showed that in 2009, 41 percent of all pregnancies here ended in abortion. The abortion rate for black women was even higher, almost 60 percent. Continue reading