(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.”