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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Georgia Billboards Link Race, Abortion

I believe it was Ginx who I mentioned to the other day over at Mike L's Christian Cognition blog concerning the disproportionate number (76%) of Planned Parenthood clinics that are located in minority neighborhoods. Fresh on the heels of that discussion comes this article for CBS News which relays the following...

"The message on dozens of billboards across Atlanta is provocative: Black children are an "endangered species."

The eyebrow-raising ads featuring a young black child are an effort by the anti-abortion movement to use race to rally support within the black community. The reaction from black leaders has been mixed, but the "Too Many Aborted" campaign, which so far is unique to only Georgia, is drawing support from other anti-abortion groups across the country.

"It's ingenious," said the Rev. Johnny Hunter, national director of the Life Education and Resource Network, a North Carolina-based anti-abortion group aimed at African-Americans that operates in 27 states. "This campaign is in your face, and nobody can ignore it."

The billboards went up last week in Atlanta and urge black women to "get outraged." The effort is sponsored by Georgia Right to Life, which also is pushing legislation that aims to ban abortions based on race.

Black women accounted for the majority of abortions in Georgia in 2006, even though blacks make up just a third of the state's population, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nationally, black women were more than three times as likely to get an abortion in 2006 compared with white women, according to the CDC."


The article goes on to describe how the first black POTUS is "out of step" with the black community on this issue. Given that Obama once supported a form of of infanticide, it would appear that he is out of step with a wide variety of people on the subject. To understand the plight of the black community in the wake of this self-induced genocide that is occuring is paramount to helping alleve the problem of all of the unintneded pregnancies. This link contins 10 success stories of different abstinence programs. I would rather give these a try on a wider basis than simply handing out condoms to kids with the implication that it's all OK and hope that they actually use them.

20 comments:

Ginx said...

Considering there is no such thing as "black" neighborhoods, I find the statistic to be highly suspect. What you've proven is that black people live in highly populated areas, while sparsely populated rural areas are predominantly white. Amazing sociological analysis.

What is racist is your bullshit "hand-out" mentality. You have all the compassion in the world for unborn fetuses, but the moment they're born you would rather they starve to death so they cease breeding. You support social darwinist policies which force the single mothers who try to raise children with no "hand-outs." You claim that people ought to be "responsible," but you seek take the responsibility of when they can start a family away from them.

I support someone's choice to keep their child and actually receive the help necessary to raise their child to one day be someone. Your general ideology damns children to a life of adbject poverty.

Marcus Wellington said...

God has given us domineum over the animals.
With modern machinary we don't need as many blacks as before so maybe decreasing the black birthrate is a good idea.
It would obviously be a humane thing to do as the black has PROVEN time and time again that they have no place in a civilazation.
Sterilization of some of the males might be useful in decreasing the problem.

JD Curtis said...

Considering there is no such thing as "black" neighborhoods, I find the statistic to be highly suspect

Where do the words "black neighborhoods" appear in the above commentary?

What you've proven is that black people live in highly populated areas, while sparsely populated rural areas are predominantly white. Amazing sociological analysis

When whites make up the majority of the population, then yes, I find 76% to be disproportionate.

What is racist is your bullshit "hand-out" mentality. You have all the compassion in the world for unborn fetuses, but the moment they're born you would rather they starve to death so they cease breeding

Exactly how would you substantiate this statement? Why would I want anyone to starve to death? I would be in favor of workfare.

A. Let the single mother learn a marketable job skill that does not involve prostitution of drug dealing.
B. Provide child care while she takes classes.

Perhaps you would rather that she just sit on her ass all day and pop out puppies, live in a government subsidized project and be given welfare indefinately and have no hope whatsoever of breaking free from the cycle of dependency?

you seek take the responsibility of when they can start a family away from them

I mentioned abstinence programs that explain the outcome of unintended prenancies. Usually these are for teenagers. Are you arguing in favor of teenage pregnancy?

the moment they're born you would rather they starve to death so they cease breeding

"Senator John Edwards, for example, has included among his rhetorical flourishes poor children going to bed hungry at night in America. In reality, obesity is even more common among low-income people than among high-income people"
Thomas Sowell

Tracy said...

JD I was thinking when I read that discussion over on Christian Cognition that, as is typical with any data, it can be looked at in more than one way. Planned Parenthood runs reproductive health clinics with one of their goals being to provide services to low income people. So their clinics tend to be in poorer neighborhoods. Unfortunately, lower income neighborhoods are still more frequently minority neighborhoods in this country. Also, I don't want to be difficult, but I'm always puzzled by so many Christians being anti Planned Parenthood; although I am not pro abortion, only 3% of what this group does is abortion.

As far as abstinence education...this is really a big issue. I believe that the Bible teaches that sex is intended for marriage. I am grateful that my son, who's a JR in public high school, stopped seeing a girl he'd been dating because she was pressuring him for sex and he wants to wait for marriage; even though it meant becoming the brunt of many jokes by his football team mates. But, I live in this world and know that many, many, many if not most high school young people are sexually active. Because of this I want to make sure that these young people know about their bodies and understand how the various choices for birth control work and have access to birth control products. Because I do not want these young people to become pregnant. I think the school sex ed should include all viewpoints, including abstinence with all the reasons why that is a good choice (even without the religious reasons), but should include large doses of birth control education. The reason so many poor females get pregnant is because of ignorance; which is why I appreciate the work that Planned Parenthood is doing to educate teens. Once a teen is pregnant and has a child, we all know that continuing her education and obtaining viable job skills is much more difficult.

tinkbell13 said...

Oh my... I am so grateful to be Canadian after reading this crap.

tinkbell13 said...

"Senator John Edwards, for example, has included among his rhetorical flourishes poor children going to bed hungry at night in America. In reality, obesity is even more common among low-income people than among high-income people"
Thomas Sowell

There is just so much wrong with all of this.

First of all. obesity is a result from eating foods that are of low nutrient value. Many times, people who are obese eat alot of processed, fast food. I do not know if you noticed this or not, but fresh vegetables, fruit, fish and chicken are expensive. When you have ten dollars to spend on food for you and two other people... Fresh chicken (8 dollars) or a pizza that will fill everyone's stomach? You are so off base.

Secondly, Tracey. This abstinence pledges is not that effective. Here is an article that was published in the American Academy of Pediatrics. I would encourage you to look at yourself;

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/abstract/123/1/e110

Here is the conclusion of the study.
CONCLUSIONS. The sexual behavior of virginity pledgers does not differ from that of closely matched nonpledgers, and pledgers are less likely to protect themselves from pregnancy and disease before marriage. Virginity pledges may not affect sexual behavior but may decrease the likelihood of taking precautions during sex. Clinicians should provide birth control information to all adolescents, especially virginity pledgers.

Ginx said...

The scariest thing is that we have the highest incarceration rate in the world.

tinkbell13 said...

Ginx- That is sad and shocking. But, its people like this that have way too much influence on public policy. So sad. Everyday I wake up and think how lucky I am to be Canadian. Today, I feel it a little more.

In Canada, this is not even on the table. This is so 80's. Sometimes, I read this crap and I think that GWB really put you guys behind about 30 years.

JD Curtis said...

Tink, you must have missed this over on the other thread so I thought I'd ask you over here....

"since GCT accused me of thinking that it's OK to rape children, it reminded me of your reaction on another blog in which TV was accused of thinking that child prostitution was OK. I recall that you even urged TV to report abuse to blogger.com. How is what GCT did acceptable in your eyes, other than you 2 share a certain worldview? Please answer with your patented brand of "humility".

JD Curtis said...

First of all. obesity is a result from eating foods that are of low nutrient value. Many times, people who are obese eat alot of processed, fast food. I do not know if you noticed this or not, but fresh vegetables, fruit, fish and chicken are expensive

Bullshit.

Cans of tuna are not expensive.

A loaf of bread is not expensive.

A bag of rice and of beans is not expensive and neither are apples or oranges or other produce in season..

tinkbell13 said...

Really?? This language may be too "technical" for you, but here it is.

However, since the inverse association remains the predominant finding among women from developed societies, some consideration of this finding is necessary. There is evidence from several countries (including Europe, the United States, Australia, and Canada) of a socioeconomic gradient in diet, whereby persons in higher socioeconomic groups tend to have a healthier diet, characterized by greater consumption of fruit, vegetables, and lower-fat milk and less consumption of fats (22). On the one hand, this reflects a person's income or economic capacity to purchase these foods, which have been shown to be more expensive than less nutritious food items (23–25). Research on gendered aspects of food and eating in families suggests that, despite structural changes in gender roles over recent decades, women often remain responsible for food purchase and preparation (26, 27); thus, these factors probably have some relevance to understanding the social gradient in weight among women from higher-income countries. However, given that income is not the only, or even the most consistent, inverse correlate of obesity/fatness among women in these countries, consideration of other mechanisms is also important.

http://epirev.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/29/1/29

And, you are so wrong. Produce is expensive to people with nothing. What makes you think that a can of tuna or bread is good for you? Plus, you are missing other factors as well. Marginalized populations often do not have access to a grocery store in urban areas. Case in point- South Central Los Angeles.

The magnitude of supermarket flight is substantial: approximately one million people in Los Angeles County reside in areas where access to affordable and nutritious food is a problem. In the remaining supermarkets, prices tend to be higher than in middle-income areas where supermarkets compete for highly-mobile customers. The 1993 UCLA Department of Urban Planning study Seeds of Change found that a basic market basket costs 36 percent of the median income for a typical family in one low-income neighborhood of South Central Los Angeles versus approximately 12 percent in the middle-income community of Lakewood.

http://www.frbsf.org/publications/community/investments/cra97-3/combat.html

Here is the answer to your question-get some help.

tinkbell13 said...

You really have no idea what you are arguing with anyone. You are not grounded in reality, so to speak. You need help.

feeno said...

Marcus,

Don't they have skinhead blogs you can join. Please keep that garbage over there where it belongs.

JD Curtis said...

Tink,

Are you saying I can't buy 2 cans of soup, a loaf of bread a couple of cans of tuna and eat lunch for 1 week on the price of one super-sized value meal?

JD Curtis said...

Being a small-government conservative, I don't really want to infringe upon what Marcus says over here or his overall right to say it.

That being said, I doubt he'll gain much traction over here concerning his worldview givin my feelings on inter-racial marriages being that I am in one.

feeno said...

JD

I'm with ya JD, you can't help who you fall in love with. My poor beautiful Mexican bride of 25 years fell in love with a gringo. Actually our 25th anniversary isn't until next month. March 15th.

Peace out, feeno

tinkbell13 said...

Once again, you did not read what I wrote. Nor did you read what the experts are saying, as always.

Had you read above, you would see that the problem is more complex than dietary choices.... Bread, not good for you- fattening. Soup- full of salt. Canned tuna- processed and full of cancer causing materials.

Americans are so lost in their fast food nation (and we are too) that you have lost sight of what food actually is, and what it means to eat for energy. I do not own a car. I have to walk far to get to a grocery store.

JD Curtis said...

Congrats Feeno. Our 1st anniversery will be in March as well.

photogr said...

Might I add a bit? People that are poorer have the opportunity to get aid such as food stamps and wic vouchers depending on the size of the family which would allow them to make smart choices as to what they want to eat. However, these agencies do not have education on what choices of food they should use their food stamps for.

There is no reason for any child or family in those circumstances to go hungry. The other alternative is food pantries at churches that are not stingy in allocating food to the poor.

As far as the rest, If we as a whole are not providing solutions to those in dire straits and assisting, who are we to judge them and complain about them. Perhaps we feel better about complaining and denouncing others views rather than being a part of the solution.

tinkbell13 said...

@ Photogr- Regardless of the fact that you think that poor people have plenty of assistance readily available to them, it does not change the facts...

http://www.theolympian.com/opinion/story/1133570.html

Why is it that atheists seem to advocate for the poor, and people who are "Christian" seem to be more callous to their needs? Is it not supposed to be the other way around?