Black and Unwanted: New Billboard Campaign Launches this Week

For Immediate Release June 1, 2010

For More Information Contact Catherine Davis 770-339-6880

Lawrenceville, GA – Black and Unwanted, the new billboard campaign launched by Georgia Right to Life and the Radiance Foundation has a continuing message and goal: to increase awareness of the devastating impact of abortion on Georgia’s black community while highlighting the need for more adoptions. Over 60 billboards have been placed in Augusta, Macon, and Savannah.

Georgia is among the states that lead the country in the number of reported abortions performed on black women, 18,901 in 2008 alone.

Catherine Davis, Director of Minority Outreach for Georgia Right to Life noted, “This project is going to continue as long as women are being lied to and the killing of black children is seen as our ‘best’ way to end poverty. Women need to know all their options and expose the lies that Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers have been spreading for years.”

“Our children are our heritage, our strength and the abortion community has reduced our legacy to the status of a parasite, something to be eliminated rather than cherished,” Davis said. “Black and Unwanted is a campaign that begins the restoration of value to black children in Georgia and the nation.”

 Ryan Bomberger, creator of the billboards and co-founder of the Radiance Foundation, noted that there is a reason the emphasis of this campaign is on black Americans and abortion, “According to the CDC, African-Americans have abortions at three times the rate of white women and twice the rate of all other races combined.”

Bomberger continues, “Abortion is being used as birth control and increasingly encouraged by groups like Planned Parenthood who, in 2008, aborted 65 children for every 1 client they referred for adoption; that’s 305,310 abortions to 4,912 adoption referrals.”

In addition to the billboards, the website and the Twitter account are being used as tools to continue the discussion.

Georgia Right to Life ( promotes respect and effective legal protection for all human life from its earliest biological beginning through natural death. GRTL is one of the numbers of organizations that have adopted Personhood ( as the most effective pro-life strategy for the 21st century.


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