Fighting the Black Anti-Abortion Campaign: Trusting Black Women

Loretta J. Ross writes for On The Issues Magazine: “Sixty-five billboards were quickly erected in predominantly African American neighborhoods in Atlanta on February 5, 2010. Each showed a sorrowful picture of a black male child proclaiming, ‘Black Children are an Endangered Species.’ . . . This was the opening salvo in a campaign to pass new state legislation attempting to criminalize abortions provided to women of color allegedly because of the ‘race or sex’ of the fetus. Doctors would have been subjected to criminal sanctions and civil lawsuits. Central to the argument of our opponents was the false claim that most, if not all, abortions are coerced.”