Bay Area Anti-Abortion Billboards Draw Cries Of Racism

OAKLAND (CBS 5) – Images on a series of billboards appearing in Oakland and other Bay Area locations have caused some to say the anti-abortion message is blatantly racist.

A sign on Foothill Boulevard is one of dozens that has appeared recently depicting a black baby with the message “black and beautiful.” The sign directs people to the website toomanyaborted.com/ca.

Critics say the signs amount to a scare tactic against African Americans, and demoralize people of color by singling them out in relation to the abortion issue. East Bay Congresswoman Barbara Lee is among people weighing in on the billboards.

“These billboards stigmatize women of color and perpetuate myths about parenting skills and the types of women who seek and use abortion services,” Rep. Lee said. “No woman’s choice should be subjected to scrutiny based on her ethnic background.”

Walter Hoye runs the Oakland-based Issues 4 Life Foundation, which put up the billboards all over East and West Oakland. He said the purpose is to make people aware that the number of abortions performed on black women is disproportionate to the population.

“Because we are talking about it, I think this campaign is successful,” said Hoye. “It’s time we sat down and asked ourselves the question – do these numbers actually reflect our values as a people.”

In all, about 60 billboards have gone up with funding help from the conservative Radiance Foundation, which is based in Georgia. Hoye declined to comment on the cost of the Oakland signs.

The current billboards will be taken down by July 10th, but Hoye said similar messages will come in the future. The campaign was also underway in Atlanta, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.

(Copyright 2011 by CBSSan Francisco. All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. Joe says:

    How is reality racisim?

    1. lydia says:

      There are many fallacies or biased statistics. Example in the 1920′s European immigrants other than those coming from the North were considered lower intelligence.
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  2. Theresa says:

    Did you know that the founder of planned parenthood, Margaret Sanger, made actual racial statements regarding the aborting of more black babies? Read up on it! it’s true!

    1. Don says:

      You made the charge, perhaps you should provide a link.

      1. falco says:

        http://www.dianedew.com/sanger.htm

        here is a link with margaret book titles so you can verify…lazy..

        take off the potato bag…you have been sold a culture of death…

    2. robert jackson says:

      Theresa..new census statistics show that Blacks are having more babies than any other group and that most black mothers are unwed. At a time when Oakland is closing nearly all of its libraries, could the money used to put up the billboard have been used to keep Oakland libraries open?
      Did you also know that Chase Bank,AIG and Aetna were involved in slavery; Ford, BMW, Mercedes Benz & Hugo Boss were main supporters and suppliers of Hilter, and IBM, Chevron & Boeing were main supporters of the Apartheid movement. Sagner polices regarding the poor and non-whites were developed over 100 years ago and has as much to do with Planned Parenthood today as BMW, AIG and IBM has anything to do with their racist and anti-semitic past; and in the case of IBM and Boeing; apartheid just ended 25 years ago.

  3. theresa says:

    In Margaret Sanger’s own words… (Founder of Planned Parenhood): On blacks, immigrants and indigents:
    “…human weeds,’ ‘reckless breeders,’ ‘spawning… human beings who never should have been born.” Margaret Sanger, Pivot of Civilization, referring to immigrants and poor people
    THIS is what these bill boards are about; to wake us up to the truth that P.P was built on and still aims at.

    1. Gary Steele says:

      Still waiting for the link…

  4. Paxton says:

    Well in case you weren’t aware, racism is frowned upon in this country. But I can tell that you are racist because you assume that black children will grow up to be criminals.

    1. reality says:

      It’s not an assumption is statistics support it.

      1. humanity says:

        Please state your findings and sources. There are many fallacies or biased statistics. Example in the 1920’s European immigrants other than those coming from the North were considered lower intelligence. There are many examples of these kind of prejudices based upon “scientific findings”. In your case just admit you are a racist, don’t care to question and will believe anything. You are an example of lower intelligence based upon your complacency to not use your brain!
        Goddard,H.H, Human Efficiency and Intelligence Princeton University Press 1920.

      2. humanity says:

        lease state your findings and sources. There are many fallacies or biased statistics. Example in the 1920′s European immigrants other than those coming from the North were considered lower intelligence. There are many examples of these kind of prejudices based upon “scientific findings”. In your case just admit you are a racist, don’t care to question and will believe anything. You are an example of lower intelligence based upon your complacency to not use your brain!
        Goddard,H.H, Human Efficiency and Intelligence Princeton University Press 1920.

  5. Tours Martel says:

    The question is which is more racist, to oppose targeting blacks and Latinos for abortion as Planned Parenthood does. Or to support Planned Parenthood in their efforts as the NAACP does? Hmmm, a conundrum for liberal minds to ponder.

  6. * says:

    What’s wrong with racism?

    1. humanity says:

      Just keep it to yourself. People have the right to be disgusting as they want to be

  7. proud_bay_man says:

    What else would you expect from a bejesus loving, hypocritical, judgmental, self hating, do as I say, not as I do, Bristol Palin loving machine.

  8. Greg Dee says:

    Abortion in the US is hugely disproportional and targets african american women and amounts to nothing less than genocide against the black race. So anti-abortionists are called racist??? What a sad, tragic joke.

    1. Gary Steele says:

      Not sure you’re aware, but nobody forces anyone to have an abortion so it does not “target” anyone. For once, I can see that the charge of racism sticks; it is a cynical attempt to align racial politics with the anti-choice movement.

      1. Greg Dee says:

        That’s part of the insidious nature of this. Blacks have been brainwashed and seduced into supporting thier own genocide. A policy that commits genocide is still genocide whether you can admit or not. This policy is most definitely genocide.That you refuse to recognize this is predictably the response of those supporting such a squaild and evil policy.

  9. Amani Tikouri says:

    Shouldn’t the news actually present a single statistic that just MIGHT explain why the billboards state: TooManyAborted.com.

    Lazy journalism…wasting their time on liberals like Barbara Lee (who receives funding for her election campaigns from Planned Parenthood) making the charge of “racism” meaningless. Yeesh.

  10. Me says:

    If a white baby was up there, no one would say a thing. If racism is against all that are not white, then aren’t whites the minority ? Where is the racism call against whites and the unfair treatment or unequal rights for the whites ? WHere is my white college fund, where is my White Entertainment TV (WET), where is my white Miss America ? Where is my white history month ? When are the majority Minorities going the have enough. Aren’t we all born with the same opportunities, it then becomes a choice and parental up bringing ? Blame your life on yourself. Get a life.

  11. Biker says:

    I think I’d be happier to see pro-abortion billboards targeting blacks and Latinos.

  12. Daniel Burns says:

    So Does anyone know which are the highest numbers of unwanted children in foster care? Black Children.
    So why doesn’t this anti abortion group advocate adoption instead???

  13. Louie Buren says:

    Abortion is wrong for any ethnic background. This is a wonderful billboard that reflects truth. However, it should state that all babies are beautiful and shouldn’t be killed by abortion. There is pro-life and pro-death. Which are you?

    The so called being pro-choice is actually pro-death. Because the evil choice of deciding to kill an innocent baby is pro-death. There is no reason in the world that an innocent life should be killed by way of abortion.

  14. proud_gay_man says:

    The Billboard is simply stating the reality. Billboard is up for a reason and that is to lower the crime rate in America! Just put one up in every low income neighborhood because I am tired of supporting them.

  15. Greg Dee says:

    The Ku Klux Klan can’t hold a candle to what the abortionists have done! I bet the KKK is jealous of how effective the genocide at the hands of “liberal progressives” has been!

  16. Peppi Rose says:

    White people(women) were allowed and could afford abortion way b4 minorities. Technically I am sure the right to abortion was based On who could afford it n that wasn’t too many people of color even post legalization

  17. Peppi Rose says:

    WOW come so far to nowhere hate is hate so much wasted energy racism is a DISease please we pray racists get TREATED for their illness

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