For many years pro-lifers (including this writer) have predicted that someone in the secular media would, eventually, get it right—the abortion story, that is.
Now Robin Abcarian of the Chicago Tribune has come about as close as you can come.
Billboards Make Positive Press
In the Wednesday, March 3 edition of the Tribune, she writes about the
Georgia Billboards featuring the face of a black baby with the slogan “Black Children are an Endangered Species.” On the bottom of the billboard is the website, TooManyAborted.com, which claims that “under the false liberty of reproductive freedom we are killing our very future.”
Black Babies are Targets of Abortion
In the story Abcarian states that the billboard is the brainchild of
Georgia Right to Life and the Radiance Foundation and calls attention
that their belief that black women are having a disproportionately
high number of abortions. But most startling to pro-lifers is her bold
No one disputes that black women have more abortions, proportionately, than women of other races. Nationally, African Americans make up about 13% of the population and have about 37% of all abortions, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
While she quotes pro-abortion arguments that this is a misjudgment, she does go on to state that the culprit is Planned Parenthood, whose clinics are often located in poor communities where the need for subsidized health care is greatest.
Calling Out Margaret Sanger, Racist
Abcarian correctly reports that Planned Parenthood founder founder
Margaret Sanger, the mother of the American birth control movement,
In the 1920s and 1930s, Sanger was an advocate of eugenics, a movement that posited the human species could be improved with selective breeding and the forced sterilization of the poor and “feeble-minded.” That often was believed to include blacks.
Loretta Ross of SisterSong and coalition of 80 women’s groups
that work on reproductive health issues for minorities admits that, “there was a eugenics movement and it did target black people.”
Ads Are Drawing People In
The billboards are scheduled to remain up in Atlanta through March, says Bomberger (the founder of Radiance Foundation). He says the ads are really drawing people into the history of abortion and birth control movement.
Could it be that the someone in the media is starting to get it straight?