Be Aware, You’re Being Misled

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Dec
2010
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Reeling from the TooManyAborted.com campaign in Georgia and now Wisconsin, a pro-abortion coalition spearheaded by SisterSong (funded by population control entities like Planned Parenthood, Guttmacher, and the Ford Foundation) advocates for the high rates of abortion in the black community.  Beginning with a title of irony, Sarah D. Noble of Milwaukee’s Reproductive Justice Collective, spews nothing but misleading and irrelevant information that embraces abortion, no matter the cost.

Thankfully, Wisconsin’s largest newspaper printed The Radiance Foundation’s response in an Op-Ed published just days after on December 16th, entitled: “Be Aware, You’re Being Misled”.  The letter is reproduced below:

Be Aware, You’re Being Misled.

Sarah D. Noble, managing director of Reproductive Justice Collective in Milwaukee, should live up to her surname by exercising high moral principles, not demonizing those she knows nothing about (Perspectives, Dec. 14).

I created the TooManyAborted.com campaign as one who is an adoptee and an adoptive father, as well as one who has spent the majority of my adult life working for children in a community I love so dearly.

Noble’s claim in her op-ed that “These billboards – and the groups behind them – say and do nothing to address these dire disparities” is outrageous. Apparently anyone who cares about black babies, in her opinion, should rally for their destruction as long as one can euphemistically call it a “decision.”

If it is offensive to say that too many black children are aborted, perhaps the inverse would be more palatable? Noble’s Freakanomics-type of logic would lead to the extremely offensive assertion: NotEnoughAborted.com.

Contrary to Noble’s claim, none of The Radiance Foundation’s TooManyAborted.com campaigns have appeared in Illinois, Missouri or Florida. Going to our website would reveal this, but that would require allowing oneself to be exposed to inconvenient truths.

The predictable racial animus Noble spewed toward other African-Americans – like me – who don’t toe the group-think line is, in her words, “a tired strategy.” The TooManyAborted campaign is endorsed and championed by African-American women – leaders in their communities – many of whom are post-abortive.

This politically diverse coalition easily disproves Noble’s simplistic and misplaced anti-conservative, anti-white, anti-male diatribe. This campaign is no more racist than a breast cancer campaign is sexist by focusing only on women.

On the norm, health care disparities are considered negative, and many, including us, put forth great effort to reduce them. Inexplicably, the health care disparity of higher rates of death among black unborn children is touted as a benefit – a byproduct of reproductive “justice.”

Noble accuses us of distraction while then releasing schools of red herrings. For instance, the infant mortality rate is 2.8 times higher for black babies; this represents the death of 100 babies over a three-year period (2006-2008), most of whom died due to preterm births.

Risk of preterm births, as reported in numerous global studies and the recently reported Adera study in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, is significantly increased by (drum roll, please) previous induced abortions.

Planned Parenthood’s propaganda avoids actualities such as simple biology, history and facts. According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, 46% of all Wisconsin women who’ve had abortions hold a college/graduate degree. Abortion, contrary to the claims of the Trust Black Women Partnership, has never lessened poverty.

The exact opposite has happened, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, which clearly shows poverty has increased since its low point in 1973. It is now at its highest level since the War on Poverty was declared in the ’60s.

Nationally, Hispanic poverty levels (21.5%) are close to those of African-Americans (24.5%). Hispanics are also far more underinsured than blacks (32.1% and 19.1%, respectively), yet Hispanics only make up 21% of all national abortions – half those of African-Americans – revealing the fallacy of the poverty and lack-of-access narrative.

Trust black women, Ms. Noble? We do. We trust black women – like many of those who stand with this campaign – to know the difference between being empowered and being fooled by those in power.

Ryan Scott Bomberger is chief creative officer of The Radiance Foundation (TooManyAborted.com).

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