The statistics GRL gives about abortions in Georgia are troubling.
In 2006, 57.4 percent of the abortions in Georgia were performed on black women, even though blacks make up about 30 percent of the population, according to the most recent figures from the federal Centers for Disease Control. Of the 37 states that reported abortion data by race, Georgia was second only to New York and Texas in the number of abortions performed on black women. Only Mississippi and Maryland reported a higher percentage of abortions going to black women than Georgia. See GRL.
The numbers are similar for African-Americans across the country, with 49.3 abortions for every 1,000 performed. Hispanic women have the second highest rate with 26 out of every 1,000. Did you know, for example, that 94% of all abortion clinics are located in urban areas? Nationwide, blacks make up 12.8% of the population but account for 36.4% of all abortions. 43% of all black pregnancies end in abortion. See Hot Air.
Is the billboard shocking? Yes, and I’m sure it was designed to be that way. As Cassy Fiano at Hot Air points out, while I don’t think Planned Parenthood (PP) has a vast conspiracy to rid the world of African-Americans, I certainly believe PP appreciates all the money they are making off of African-American and Hispanic women who choose to have an abortion.
The sad fact is that PP doesn’t want women to think about other options – they can’t stand it when the facts about abortion are plainly stated. Just like the howling and protesting over the Tebow commercial (which turned out to make their protests look ridiculous) they can’t stand any light shining on the darkness of abortion. It’s in their best interest for women to keep on having abortions, and that’s why they will fight tooth and nail to keep billboards like this from seeing the light of day.