A massive campaign featuring the above billboard was launched by Radiance Foundation and Georgia Right to Life in Atlanta last year to call attention to the fact that black women have a disproportionately high number of abortions.
According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, black women have about 37% of all abortions nationwide, which is staggering when one considers that African Americans are only about 13% of the population. In Georgia, black women account for over 50% of all abortions.
"Let me put it this way," said Catherine Davis, minority outreach director for Georgia Right to Life, "18,870,000 black babies have been aborted since Roe vs. Wade. If those babies hadn't been aborted, we would be 59 million strong -- over 19% of the population."
The New York Times reported on January 6, 2011 that the abortion rate among black women in New York City is about 60%. That means, of course, that six out of ten black pregnancies in that city are terminated.
Many believe that pro-abortion forces prey upon black women. The Los Angeles Times reported that "an increasingly vocal segment of the antiabortion community has embraced the idea that black women are targeted for abortion in an effort to keep the black population down." While that may or may not be true, one thing that cannot be denied is the heavy concentration of abortion clinics in black communities.
The above billboard has also been featured in other cities. Let us pray that efforts like this one will succeed in turning all women from abortion.