Pro-Life Culture: Long Road Ahead

Another wonderful examination of the NYC Anti-Abortion billboard removal from The Curt Jester which we discussed here.  The CJ rhetorically wonders at the irrationality of the billboard critics:

“Why is it people can overlook the preponderances of abortion clinics in minority neighborhoods and yet get upset about this poster?  Why is it Planned Parenthood can give an award each year, The Maggie, named after a notorious racist (Margaret Sanger) who planned to specifically reduce the population of Blacks? The specific focus of abortion for Blacks which unsurprisingly as a result has the highest abortion rate is not exactly a closely guarded secret. Remember the previously taped phone call where a man calls into Planned Parenthood asking if he can donate money for abortion of Blacks only to be answered with “Yes.”

“This is a perfect example of not seeing any trees because the forest gets in the way. While abortion is an equal opportunity killer some people are more equal than others with Animal Farm logic.  Margaret Sanger’s “Negro Project” continues and just as before Blacks are used to advance the very effort to reduce their numbers.

“In this world though abortion clinics in minority neighborhoods is not the problem, the problem is a simple poster to remind people that the most dangerous place for African-American children is the womb of their mothers.  I does not even mention 300,000 black unborn people are killed each year.  No graphic photo, just the truth in a short message.”

While the pro-life movement in America has seen some positive steps in recent weeks, the removal of this billboard is a clear indication of just how far away we are from a true pro-life culture.  Unceasing prayer and hope. Mater Dei, ora pro nobis.

UPDATE: Catholic News Agency has a great follow up to this story of the billboard coming down:

“While this billboard causes a visceral reaction from many African Americans, it addresses a stubborn truth that 60 percent of black babies do not make it out of the womb. We must do something now,” commented Rev. Michel Faulkner of the Harlem-based New Horizon Church Ministry. . .

“The billboard, sponsored by the group Life Always, measured 29 feet high and 16 feet wide and was erected on the night of Feb. 22. It depicted a young black girl beneath the phrase “The most dangerous place for an African American is in the womb.”  It linked to the website  The site criticizes abortion’s effects on the black community, offers pregnancy help information, and charges that Planned Parenthood targets minority neighborhoods with its abortion clinics.

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