Atlanta Anti-Abortion Billboards Advertisement Sparks Controversy

February 15th, 2010 - 9:24 pm ICT by GD  

By Meena Kar
billboard-adAtlanta, Feb 15, (THAINDIAN NEWS) An anti-abortion Billboard advertisement in Atlanta has been subjected to a lot of controversy for the last few days. It has been reported that the anti-abortion Billboard has earned criticism as it featured the headline ‘Black Children Are Endangered Species’. Reports indicate that several billboards in different parts of Atlanta carried the same message that the children of black community are endangered species.

Racial discrimination has been a great problem in the country and many people considered that the anti-abortion advertisement targeted the black people only. It has been reported that the advertisement that has disappointed many black leaders was meant to gain the support of black people against abortion. Reports indicate that a notion has been highlighted in the website TooManyAborted to express the reason for selecting the headline. It has also been reported that they have highlighted black children as several anti-abortion clinics are located in black areas.

According to the reports, Georgia Right to Life, the anti-abortion group, which has sponsored the campaign also tried to raise the issue in the Capitol so that abortion can be banned depending on the race of the person. Though the billboards have offended many black leaders, several anti-abortion groups from different states have offered their support to it. Some anti-abortion groups even stated that the advertisement should not be limited to Georgia. It should be replicated in all other states so that the rate of abortion can be checked. Abortion has become quite widespread among the people of United States and different groups have tried to demotivate people from indulging in the act.

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