Is it another day celebrating African American history? Well, then it must be another new inappropriate campaign launch from the Radiance Foundation, who never met a cause or holiday they couldn't warp in the name of the anti-choice movement.
Via Think Progress:
Yesterday marked Juneteeth, a day that commemorates the end of slavery in America, but a group of anti-choice activists is exploiting that dark chapter in American history to push their political agenda. The conservative Radiance Foundation, which is behind several other offensive anti-abortion media campaigns, takes advantage of the day marking emancipation to roll out billboards in African American neighborhoods in Atlanta and elsewhere, which read in giant letters, “The 13th Amendment Freed Us. Abortion Enslaves Us“:Another version of the billboard declares, “Abortion Makes Three Fifths Human Seem Overly Generous” — a reference to a clause in the original version of the Constitution which counted slaves as three-fifths of a person. “Roe v. Wade has made a mockery of Civil Rights history by offering destruction and bondage instead of possibility and freedom,” a spokesperson for the group said in a press release.
I am eagerly anticipating the new campaign they no doubt are planning for Lincoln's birthday next year, too.