It is difficult to believe mere months after the tragedy in Arizona where Jared Lee Loughner shot nineteen people including six who were killed, that some groups are still using vitriolic language and metaphors of intolerance to advance their political agendas. In the midst of the Tucson shootings, many elected officials both Republicans and Democrats called for a cooling-off of emotionally charged language that divides.
Obviously Brian Follett of Life Always and Peter Costanza of Lamar Advertising were NOT LISTENING to those calls!
On Wednesday, February 23rd the pro-life advertising group known as Life Always unveiled an offensive billboard in lower Manhattan which reads “THE MOST DANGEROUS PLACE FOR AN AFRICAN AMERICAN IS IN THE WOMB.” The billboard's message-- meant to coincide with Black History Month-- appears above a photo of a young Black girl. It has been described by some as “misguided” and by others “highly offensive" in its attempt to target and misrepresent abortion in the black community. The point is clear—the sign which divides needs to come down TODAY!
As one Planned Parenthood representative stated the billboard is "an offensive and condescending effort to stigmatize and shame African-American women."
SIGN THIS PETITION TO TELL LIFE ALWAYS AND PETER COSTANZA OF LAMAR ADVERTISING YOU WANT THIS BILLBOARD REMOVED NOW!!!
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