Criminalizing Black Mothers: Intersections of Race and Class in Pro-Life Campaigns

The following pro-life billboards targeting women of color were heavily criticized by the organization Trust Black Women and other feminists around the country.

black women antiabortion-billboard1
black babies endangered billboard

Do you see connections between this campaign by The Radiance Foundation and Smith’s arguments about how the conversation surrounding abortion and reproductive rights criminalizes women of color by focusing on their “individual choice” while ignoring other social problems that may force women to make the choice of whether to have an abortion in the first place (e.g., poverty)?

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