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Friday, February 25, 2011

NYC Caves to Al Sharpton, Removes Pro-Life Billboard

Anti-Abortion Billboard Controversy: MyFoxNY.com

(By Todd Starnes, Fox News Radio) - New Yorkers don’t have any problem with giant billboards featuring half-naked women or men wearing Speedos. But a billboard with a pro-life message has drawn so much outrage, the advertising company that erected it — is taking it down.

The ad showed a black girl along with the tagline: “The most dangerous place for an African-American is in the womb.”

The billboard especially concerned Tricia Fraser. It was her six-year-old daughter in the ad — and she said that no asked her permission.

“I would never endorse something like that,” Fraser told WNYW. “Especially with my child’s image.”

She had taken her daughter to a modeling agency and the photos were apparently used from stock images.

The pro-life group, Life Always, said the billboard’s message is directed at Planned Parenthood and was part of a national campaign tied to Black History Month. The group accused Planned Parenthood of targeting minority neighborhoods.

Planned Parenthood disputed that notion and called the advertisement, a “condescending effort to stigmatize and shame African-American women.”


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