Breaking: Racist anti-choice billboards targeting Latinas forced to come down

A press release from the group Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles, who has taken responsibility for Los Angeles billboards I wrote about two weeks ago, states that the billboards are being removed. They cite efforts by “pro-abortion” groups as the reason for the removal. They also claim these efforts were motivated by a desire to cover up Planned Parenthood’s targeting of minorities.

We know that these billboards are tantamount to hate speech–targeting women of color as the culprits putting children at harm. It’s interesting that they are making Planned Parenthood the focus of their press release, considering that the organization’s name and identity were completely absent from these billboards. Instead they promote hateful rhetoric and do nothing to support those who do want to parent.

Congratulations to everyone who organized against the campaign–this win is similar to the SoHo billboard that was removed earlier this year.

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4 Comments

  1. Posted June 17, 2011 at 1:04 pm | Permalink

    oh F—- YEAH!!!!!!!!!! I’m happy as Pro choice Latina( well, as s0meone who pro choice in general) but yes this made my day! .

  2. Posted June 17, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Permalink

    Great news. This billboard always made me angry. They don’t care about making the word safe for Latina/os (or children) *outside* the womb, so this was really a dirty way to get their politics across.

  3. Posted June 17, 2011 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

    I didn’t mean to make it sound like Latina/os and children were mutually exclusive groups. I mean that since they don’t care about protecting all Latina/os, or all children, and *especially* Latina/o children, they have no right to use this kind of rhetoric. What about all the places that Latina/o children are not safe outside of the womb, specifically becasue they are Latina/o children ?

  4. Posted June 18, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

    Another pro-choice Latina here saying HOORAY!!!! I don’t want these people speaking on my behalf or even pretending to have my interests at heart when I know they don’t. (goes to grab a malta while waiting for someone to start moaning about the anti’s “rights”.)

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