Billboards across Atlanta Claim that 'Black Children are an Endangered Species'
The website, TooManyAborted.com, is also written on the billboards and from a ParentDish article entitled, Atlanta Billboards Proclaim 'Black Children Are An Endangered Species': That site includes statements such as "The majority of Georgia's abortion clinics are located in urban areas where blacks reside" and "Abortion is the tool they use to stealthily target blacks for extermination."
The site promotes controversial beliefs surrounding the origins of Planned Parenthood as well as birth control activist, Margaret Sanger. It also links to a film entitled 'Maafa 21 - Black Genocide in 21st Century America' which further promotes the idea of abortion as black genocide. [See the Maafa 21 Video Trailer on YouTube.]
Although the groups responsible insist they are not exaggerating when they claim that abortions are impacting fertility rates in the black community, federal data says otherwise according to the New York Times article, Anti-Abortion Ads Split Atlanta. In fact, the same CDC data shows that "the fertility rate among black women remains higher than the national average."
Contrary to the ideas expressed by the billboard's proponents, that black genocide is the motivating factor as to why so many abortion providers exist in black communities, Loretta Ross, the executive director of Atlanta's SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective offers a wholly different idea: "The reason we have so many Planned Parenthoods in the black community is because leaders in the black community in the '20s and '30s went to Margaret Sanger and asked for them," Ross told The New York Times. "Controlling our fertility was part of our uplift out of poverty strategy, and it still works."