|BLACK AND UNWANTED: Billboards Expose Racial Elements of Abortion and Adoption|
BRYAN/COLLEGE STATION, TX (AUGUST 26, 2010) -- The Life Education and Resource Network (L.E.A.R.N.), in collaboration with The Radiance Foundation, announces the launch of the "Black and Unwanted" public awareness initiative in Bryan/College Station. On the heels of massive national and international media coverage of the "Endangered Species" campaign, this nonpartisan campaign continues to reveal abortion’s destruction in the black community while highlighting the need for more adoptions. TooManyAborted.com is the campaign’s online resource that provides irrefutable federal and state abortion statistics and the largely unknown history of the racism and eugenics of Planned Parenthood. It directly challenges the false rhetoric, with actual facts, by groups like the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC) and other abortion advocates.
Dr. Haywood Robinson, Board Chairman of L.E.A.R.N., has firsthand knowledge of the impact of abortion. He is a Texas family physician who used to be an abortionist. Today, he is an outspoken advocate for the unborn and women facing unplanned pregnancies by exposing the lies and distortions of the abortion industry. Dr. Robinson states: “The Framers of the Constitution knew the rights we enjoy are not just for ourselves but in the Preamble clearly articulated that they are for our posterity, those yet to be born.” He is joined by a chorus of African-American civil rights leaders.
The Radiance Foundation’s co-founder, Ryan Bomberger, is the Creator/Director of both campaigns and was, as a child, transracially adopted into a multi-racial family of 15. The circumstances surrounding his birth could have easily resulted in an abortion. “We’re exposing the lies and distortions of the abortion industry, and many are waking up to the truth,” Bomberger says. “Adoption isn't the only solution to unintended pregnancies, but it is a beautiful alternative to abortion’s destruction of hope and possibility.” The recently passed healthcare legislation has intensified the public’s outcry against abortion and the federal funding (over $300 million annually) of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion chain.
L.E.A.R.N. is a prominent black pro-family organization founded by black educators, medical professionals and leaders. According to Rev. Dr. Johnny Hunter, the national director of L.E.A.R.N., “We have no problem exposing the racist agenda of elitists and population controllers, regardless of race or feigned religious underpinnings, who have waged a massive, devastating campaign against us and our children.” Pastor Hunter also says: “I am especially offended by groups like RCRC, founded by elitist white abortion advocates, whose hidden agenda is documented in the movie Maafa 21 – Black Genocide in 21st Century America.”
The CDC reports that African-Americans have abortions at more than 3 times the rate of white women and 2 times the rate of all other races combined. In Texas, abortions on black women comprise nearly 25% of all state abortions even though they only constitute 12.7% of the female population (ages 15-44). Every other racial demographic shares a smaller percentage of statewide abortions than their respective percentage of total population. All of this is by design. Abortion is being used as birth control and increasingly encouraged by groups like the RCRC and Planned Parenthood who, nationally in 2008, aborted 65 children for every 1 client they referred for adoption. Women deserve much better.
Initiated in Houston, Texas in 1993, L.E.A.R.N. is currently based in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Its mission is to ensure the survival of people of color by informing and educating about pressing social/moral issues.
The Radiance Foundation is a nonprofit organization, based in Atlanta, GA that seeks to inspire people to live a life of meaning. Through various forms of media, speaking engagements, public awareness campaigns and community outreach efforts, they illuminate the intrinsic value each person possesses. They educate audiences about societal issues and their impact upon individual purpose. They motivate people to positively affect the communities in which they live.
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