Abortion is Systemic Racism: New Billboard/Web Campaign Declares WhatAbortionReallyIs.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Cleveland, OH, January 31, 2018 – The Radiance Foundation and the Coalition for Life Cleveland have launched a powerful billboard/social media campaign to tell the public WhatAbortionReallyIs.com. The initiative reveals truths about abortion with messages declaring: “Abortion is systemic racism”, “Abortion is fake feminism”, “Abortion is violence”, “Abortion is lost fatherhood”, “Abortion is injustice anywhere” and more. The Black History Month effort is led by author and factivist, Ryan Bomberger—the Chief Creative Officer of The Radiance Foundation. The ad campaign counters the destructive and dishonest 16 billboards that Ohio’s largest abortion facility, Preterm, placed claiming that “Abortion is sacred”, “Abortion is a necessary”, “Abortion is gender equality”, and “Abortion is good medicine.” The majority of Preterm’s racially-targeted billboards were placed in neighborhoods with 79% of more African-American residents.
“Abortion is epidemic among black Americans. As fatherlessness has drastically increased, so has poverty. Father abandonment leaves behind vulnerable families. Predatory profiteers, like the abortion industry, depend on vulnerable communities,” says Bomberger, an adoptee and adoptive father. “No one needs abortion. Everyone needs love and support.”
Dr. Alveda King, the niece of Martin Luther King, Jr., knows the devastation of being post-abortive. She has endorsed the campaign saying: “How can the dream survive if we murder our children?”
In Ohio, African Americans represent 12% of the population yet 44% of Ohio’s 20,672 abortions in 2016. Statewide, 79% of all abortions are among unmarried women. Every year, abortion and poverty continue to increasingly take the place of fathers.
“As a pastor I am pro-life, pro-family and pro-community. When anything comes against my stance on these issues, it is time to make a stand for what is right. Choosing LIFE is right,” explains Pastor Greg McCurry of New Beginning Ministries in Cleveland.
“Clevelanders cannot remain silent in the face of such obvious racial targeting. To be silent is to approve of it,” demands Cleveland Right to Life’s President, Molly Smith.
“The cornerstone of the law is the sanctity of Life,” explains Pastor Walter Moss from Canton, Ohio, a member of the National Black Prolife Coalition.
Catherine Davis, co-founder of The Restoration Project, exposes the eugenic racism that birthed Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry: “African Americans have been in the crosshairs of slave masters, segregationists and eugenicists since the first day we were brought to this country. Preterm and other abortion businesses dare to taunt us, defying us to succeed in pushing back against their genocidal agenda. Enough!”
Famed voting rights and anti-poverty activist, Fannie Lou Hamer, also considered abortion to be genocide among blacks. She was a prolife adoptive mother. Forcibly sterilized as a result of eugenics-based policies, she railed against racially-targeted birth control and abortion masquerading as the solution to reducing poverty.
As is typical with the abortion debate, the pro-abortion side (Preterm abortion facility) was given the freedom to make any subjective claim they wanted to (e.g. “Abortion is a family value”). Lamar Advertising corporate executives, led by Lamar VP for Governmental Relations Hal Kilshaw, banned more than half of our factual and well-documented messages from being included on billboards including “Abortion is violence”, “Abortion is exploitation”, “Abortion is not healthcare” and more.
The Coalition for Life Cleveland will hold a press conference on Thursday, February 1 at 10am at New Beginning Ministries at 2060 W. 65th St in Cleveland. The WhatAbortionReallyIs.com campaign will be discussed, and local leaders will respond to Cleveland communities being targeted by Preterm’s abortion propaganda. Local news media is invited to help inform the public about abortion’s devastating impact in the black community and the free life-affirming resources available to those facing unplanned pregnancies. Please call 1-877-517-4463 or email [email protected] for more information.
The Radiance Foundation is a 501c3 life-affirming organization. The Coalition for Life Cleveland is comprised of local and national pro-life, pro-family churches and groups that fight for the dignity of every human life. This collective effort is dedicated to the worldview that every human life has equal and irreplaceable value in and out of the womb.