We encourage all Planned Parenthood supporters in Illinois to step up and help protest the proliferation of these offensive messages on city streets. The billboards are discriminatory and flagrantly attack the legal right of African-American women to make their own reproductive choices. These messages represent a dispicable and overblown attempt to sensationalize anti-choice sentiments and shame black women.
|New York City Billboard|
In addition, the Chicago Abortion Fund (CAF) will be hosting a "Clean Up the Lot and Community Resource Fair” on Saturday April 23rd from 9am until 4pm. This event will take place at 58th State Street on the South Side of Chicago at the site of several anti-choice billboards. According to CAF, the clean-up and resource day is "the community's response to outsider interference and judgment in regards to the shameful and disrespectful billboards placed in poor communities around the Chicago land area." Over twenty community organizations will gather to clean up the neglected empty lot and share information with community residents on how to access health care, education/training, low-cost birth control and other resources. For more information, click here.
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