“The Most Dangerous Place For An African American Is In The Womb.” – Really?

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A three-story high billboard in New York City’s SoHo section reads “The Most Dangerous Place For An African American Is In The Womb.” What the heck are they trying to say?

UPDATE:  You can go to Change.org and sign a digital petition to help force the removal of these offensive billboards by clicking here!

Controversial billboards from anti-abortion groups are nothing new. But the one that is plastered on a building in SoHo takes a daily SMH and turns it into a WTF.

“The Most Dangerous Place For An African American Is In The Womb,” is the statement that a three-story high billboard from anti-abortion group “Life Always” has plastered on Sixth Ave. and Watts St.

But what exactly does that statement mean?

“Life Always” claims that Planned Parenthood targets minority neighborhoods and that African-American women have abortions at nearly three times the rate of other women.

Oh, so now we get it. Because abortions are allegedly higher for African American women, that means that the most dangerous place for a child is in the womb.

*This image above is of a similar race-baiting billboard that appeared in Atlanta last year.

Now that is offensive. Not only is Life Always using a scare tactic that downright divisive, it’s message is right smack in a neighborhood that people of all colors have to stare at on daily basis. No matter how you feel about abortion, you have to admit that the message is totally inappropriate and downright offensive. Children of all colors die of many things, to call the womb of an African American woman the most dangerous place for a child is tasteless and that billboard should be torn down immediately.

Source: TheBVX

If you’re on Twitter and you want to express your thoughts DIRECTLY to the via Twitter contact @ThatsAbortion.   Stephen Broden is one of the board members along with others found here.

UPDATE:  You can go to Change.org and sign a digital petition to help force the removal of these offensive billboards by clicking here!

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There are 12 comments on “The Most Dangerous Place For An African American Is In The Womb.” – Really?

  • WTF is this????? Why do black people always have to be ridiculed? Please tell me people got angry and these billboard were eventually removed.

  • I started to not comment on this, but because Lex asked me too (even though warning him that it may not get a well liked response he still asked me to step up to the mic.)

    So here we go. I do not see why people are getting upset and having a tantrum over it. Lets look at the facts here as provided by the CDC The center for disease control http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr58/nvsr58_17.pdf <– The numbers do not lie.

    The African American child mortality rate IS higher than many other ethnic groups. Reasons vary from abortion to health issues. So what did they (Life Now) do that was so offensive? Absolutely nothing. They made it a point to tell you the truth and let you know that even though we have a black president guess what we are still being targeted.
    It also touched on a subject that most who currently now in their comfortable posh status instead of in the servants quarters in the back next to the cotton fields in the days of old.. don't want to talk about or acknowledge. Well no matter how much you sweep it under the rug sweetie it is still the truth.

    The problem is people would rather avoid it than address it. That's not how life works. In fact it never worked that way, because if it did .. we wouldn't be "free" as a people. People need to get over themselves and over this insane crybaby syndrome they have developed over the years. Not everything is a attack on the black race, not everything is a attack on our people, not everything is a conspiracy set to bring about the end of black culture and such as we know it. STOP THE MADNESS. GET A GRIP AND GROW UP!

    And for the record I am a hispanic/native american/black woman… I saw the point in the message, did you?

  • I just think the wording is all wrong. If in fact the beef is with places like Planned Parenthood targeting poor minorities by pushing abortion down their throats, then it should be easily identifiable in the billboard. The wording more often than not will be misconstrued to imply that the wombs of African women, in of themselves, are something inherently wrong, inferior, and dangerous. Redesign the ad. Period. And please stop believing every “statistic” as if there are no biases in the collection and reporting of these “numbers that don’t lie”.

  • Alexis, you have GOT to be kidding me. If this isn’t racist I don’t know what is? They put up a billboard on a busy NY street stating that an African-american womans womb is the most dangerous place for an african-american and you’re saying people are being CRY babies about this, are you serious???

    so what, if the statistics report that black women make up the largest portion of abortions, white women get abortions too and I’ll tell you what those statistics don’t include the women who got an get private abortions from private doctors, they are only reporting on the women who go to public clinics and most black women who DO get abortions go to public clinics because black women are disproportionately forced to live in impoverished neighborhoods with poor health care. They act as if they CARE about black children, but yet black children in the inner cities ACROSS america are forced to live in poverty and go to the worst schools with the lowest funding in the country. They are forced to live in impoverished neighborhoods where racist and sexist policies force poor black mother to work constantly just to be able to live. If these people supposedly cared about black children like they said, then why is it that whenever a young black child goes missing WE SELDOM HEAR ABOUT IT IN THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA? WHY COULDN’T PHYLICIA BARNES HAVE GOTTEN A BILLBOARD LIKE THIS?? WHY COULDN’T A BILLBOARD BE MADE ABOUT INCREASING FUNDING FOR INNER CITY SCHOOLS SO THAT BLACK CHILDREN HAVE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AT EDUCATION?

    I MEAN THIS IS RIDICULOUS THIS IS RACISM IN ITS WORST FORM! For you to make the statement that people are crying racism with this is insulting and demeaning. What is it going to take for people to call racism for what is?? What is it going to take for people to put an end to things like this??

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  • NolongerIthatlives on

    I’m a 29 year old white guy, just so you know, I guess that matters to some. The founder of Planned Parenthood Margaret Sanger was a devout racist that wanted to “rid the world of African-Americans.”

    I ask this, if a white guy such as myself wants to end abortion thus resulting in an 25% increase in the African American population, how is that racist? Yes the billboard is a radical appeal but it has certainly sounded the alarm. More people in the United States know who Margaret Sanger is now than 2 weeks ago. Look where planned parenthoods are located, they aren’t in the white neighborhoods.

    Here is a little quote of hers so all can get to know her.
    “We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population. and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”
    Margaret Sanger’s December 19, 1939 letter to Dr. Clarence Gamble, 255 Adams Street, Milton, Massachusetts. Original source: Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, North Hampton, Massachusetts. Also described in Linda Gordon’s Woman’s Body, Woman’s Right: A Social History of Birth Control in America. New York: Grossman Publishers, 1976.

  • NolongerIthatlives on

    “You know my bottom line is I think that Planned Parenthood in the past has done good work.” President Barack Obama

    Al Sharpton is the one that led the group to remove the billboard.

    Oh, I’m just a stupid racist, what do I know.

    I love you all, Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. He would have died for you if you were the last person on earth and He still loves you and accepts you today. Turn to Him.

  • When a round tabel discussion was going on about the next effective billboard was there no one who thought that this was a bad idea. While I strongly disagree with the method you must admit that it caught your attention. Perhaps at the end of the day the creators of this public display are simple attempting to remind us that african americans have more abortions than any other ethnic group. If you’re getting angry at the truth I’m with it as long as your taking the correct message away from it. Stop making african american cradles of life into tombs of death.

  • This is just sad and ridiculous. Ok lets look at it like this. If you look into a black home, more than likely there is more than one child. 5 out of ten there is more than 2. 7 times out of 10 this family is living in poverty without medical insurance or the $400 dollars to spend on an abortion which is why there are so many kids in that household and why there are so many african american children in foster care. How is this possible if the majority of black women are having abortions? Come on now. Its time to stop putting down the african american race and stop the lies. Yes, Planned Parent Hood might have the intentions of eliminating the african american race, but we arent going anywhere. Ever.

  • And why just target African American women? Why not target all women and try to discourage them all not to have an abortion? Dont bring down one race and not others who are guilty of it. Abortion is abortion and it knows no color.

  • this is awful. Advertising fail.

  • The most dangerous place for a black is my house

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