Endangered Species. Those two words are at the heart of a new campaign that aims to raise awareness of the abortion of African-American babies.
The statistics are troubling. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the black abortion rate is three times that of whites and twice as high as all other races combined.
"The impact of abortion in the African-American community is the Darfur of America," says Walter B. Hoye II, president of the Issues4Life Foundation. Hoye's research shows 50 million babies have been aborted since 1973, 18 million of which are African-American.
The Issues4Life Foundation is launching the campaign in partnership with The Radiance Foundation to shed light on California as the nation's apportion capital of the U.S., with 208,000 abortions taking place in 424 abortion clinics. Seventy billboards stating "Black Children Are An Endangered Species—TooManyAborted.Com" are being placed throughout Los Angeles.
Dr. La Verne Tolbert, a former board member of Planned Parenthood says, "In California, children are targeted for abortions through school-based clinics and school-linked clinics, which are family planning clinics on or near school grounds. Girls are taken off campus to a Planned Parenthood clinic, where abortions are performed without parental consent or notification."
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