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.
- Board Member, Life Always
Rev. Derek McCoy
- Board Member, Life Always
Rev. Stephen Broden
- PR, Life Always
- Founder, Majella Cares Outreach
Life Always board members,
I have become aware of your calculated anti-abortion campaign targeting the African-American community.
Your proposed ad to be launched on Tuesday, March 29 in Chicago using the image of President Obama along with the message "Every 21 minutes, our next possible leader is aborted..." is yet another dishonorable tactic used by Life Always to exploit a very sensitive human rights issue, while using visceral language and images.
This is something we cannot allow. Life Always board members and marketing strategists need to know these billboards are not welcome in our communities. The billboards are sensational to say the least and very self-serving in the interests of your anti-abortion campaign. I reject Life Always marketing scheme to plant 30 similar billboards across Chicago's predominantly Black south side neighborhoods and in other cities across our nation.
Just like in NYC and Chicago, it is evident Life Always has plans to launch this twisted messaging in cities across our nation to promote their political agendas and aspirations.
I demand that the Black community not be exploited and used to polarize this very sensitive, human rights issue. We refuse to be the platform for your collective political and religious interests.
I demand Life Always cease and desist targeting African-American communities with sensational anti-abortion billboards.
Your immediate recall of Life Always plans to plant these billboards in our communities across the country is appreciated in advance.
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