By now, anyone with a modicum of media awareness has heard about the ridiculously offensive anti-abortion billboard that the pro-life group Life Always has posted in Soho for the next 3 weeks. So I’m not going to bother ranting about the absurdity of it all, instead how about this:
Don’t just be angry and offended, DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.
The name of the woman that approved this ad and it’s placement is Mary Bentley. Her office phone number is 214.520.9188. (No, she doesn’t even live in NYC. She lives in Texas)
Tell her how offensive you find the billboard and it’s placement. Demand that they remove it immediately.
Everyone has a right to voice their opinion, including pro-lifers. However, considering how FEW African Americans reside in the SoHo area, it certainly seems as if the message is more of a statement ABOUT African-Americans as opposed to FOR African-Americans.
Which is RACIST.
Oh and please be clear; while the statistics being quoted may be true, those numbers DO NOT include terminations performed at private medical facilities. READ: where women with money & access choose to have their unwanted pregnancies discreetly handled.