A black women’s reproductive rights group put up a billboard in Dallas, Texas, claiming that abortion is self-care, prompting a myriad of outraged and positive responses alike.
“The Afiya Center has ALWAYS supported women having access to the FULL SPECTRUM OF REPRODUCTIVE HEALTHCARE SERVICES. Period,” The Afiya Center (TAC) posted on Facebook Tuesday with a picture of a billboard in Dallas that reads, “Abortion Is Self-Care.”
“We are for complete autonomy. COMPLETE AUTONOMY. 100%, with no caveats,” TAC’s post continued.
TAC is a “Reproductive Justice (RJ) organization in North Texas founded and directed by Black women,” according to its website. Its mission is to “serve Black women and girls by transforming their relationship with their sexual and reproductive health through addressing the consequences of reproduction oppression.”
The post prompted a number of outraged responses from black women on social media.
The boldness of abortion-racism.
Black communities are being targeted by the abortion industry with black women 3times more likely to abort their babies than white women.
Yet,here is a billboard campaign to glamorize the killing of black babies.
Dear sisters,wake up & walk away. https://t.co/8O1uGDmQcN
— Obianuju Ekeocha (@obianuju) August 29, 2018
Pro-life activist Abby Johnson posted Wednesday about the billboard on Facebook.
Johnson is a former Planned Parenthood director who now advocates for life. (RELATED: Ohio Billboards: ‘Abortion Is Systematic Racism’)
Others responded positively to the billboard.
Black Americans make up roughly 13 percent of the U.S. population, but account for about 40 percent of the country’s abortions. Roughly 360,000 of Planned Parenthood’s 2.4 million patients are black individuals, according to Planned Parenthood.
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