Tell Life Always to STOP Exploiting Blacks With Anti-Abortion Billboards
  • Petitioned Rev. Derek McCoy

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Board Member, Life Always
Rev. Derek McCoy
Board Member, Life Always
Rev. Stephen Broden
PR, Life Always
Marissa Gabrysch
Founder, Majella Cares Outreach
Brian Follett

Tell Life Always to STOP Exploiting Blacks With Anti-Abortion Billboards

    1. LaKeisha Gray-Sewell
    2. Petition by

      LaKeisha Gray-Sewell

      Chicago, IL

Life Always is expected to unveil billboards featuring Obama's face and the words "Every 21 minutes, our next possible leader is aborted" on Tuesday at 11 a.m. The first billboard will be near an empty lot at 5812 S. State Street.

The billboard is just another tactic in this group's concerted effort to silence and take away a woman's right to choose. Life Always is the same group responsible for the disgusting billboard in NYC that claimed "the most dangerous place for an African American is in the womb."

Their tactic is to use guilt, sensationalism and misinformation to limit reproductive justice. This fight may very well be used to perpetuate political interests and affect Roe v. Wade decision. 

Please sign the petition letting Life Always know their tactics do not support reproductive justice, human or civil rights, nor does it serve the best interest of Black and Latino communities.

We want to let Life Always know the African-American community does not welcome its exploitive and politically motivated billboards in any city of our nation.

We are demanding that Life Always cease and desist with its marketing scheme that uses sensational anti-abortion rhetoric to target Blacks and Latinos. 

We do not want an influx of their billboards in NYC, Chicago, Dallas, LA, Atlanta, Detroit, Philadelphia, etc.  


Please sign the petition and share with your friends and community. You should also contact Marissa Gabrysch at Life Always 210.617.0967 and share your outrage at these sensational billboard antics.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Gil Huerta ROCKVILLE, MD
      • over 3 years ago

      Please support the restriction on racist and condescending advertising from the "Right to Life" movement, who seek to strip African-American women of their autonymy and parade the misguided representation of their inability to care for their families in responsible and mature ways. Stand strong with our Black communities in the United States!

      • over 3 years ago

      This tactic is out of control, disgusting, and shameful. Stop.

    • Nancy Fox SAN RAFAEL, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      this ad campaign is truly disgusting.

    • David Fishman OWINGS MILLS, MD
      • over 3 years ago

      I am personally offended as a Jewish Caucasian who knows anti-Semitism like the back of my hand by the racially exploitive nature of the anti-choice ads devised by "Life Always." They falsely imply that Pres. Obama's race, notwithstanding that of his Caucasian mother, has some bearing on the fate of unborn human offspring in a woman's uterus. Reproductive life is a private issue for a woman that should be reserved between herself, her family, treating ob-gyn clinician and anyone else to whom she chooses to divulge her feelings on this issue. No one has any constitutional right to exploit racial or misogynistic fears to allegedly save the lives of fetuses, who such activists rarely care about after birth. If anti-choice (so-called "pro-life") activists are so concerned about saving children's lives, they would protect the social safety net and proactively work to strengthen the infrastructure that allows their parents to become financially independent with steady jobs that pay the cost of living for their families.

    • shirley thomas OWINGS MILLS, MD
      • over 3 years ago

      concern for babies after they are born is just as important as before they are born. support programs that help women of color maintain their pregnancies and provide food, clothing, and shelter.


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