Protestors cover up pro-life billboards in Chicago

Protestors cover up pro-life billboards in Chicago April 4, 2011

Last week, I posted in item on anti-abortion billboards in Chicago, featuring President Obama.

Now, the Chicago Tribune reports, someone is covering them up, as you can see in the picture below.


Controversial billboard ads recently unveiled in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood that target the disproportionately high rate of abortion in the black community have been covered by opponents less than a week after they went up.

Two of the three identical ads — which feature an image of President Barack Obama and the words “Every 21 minutes our next possible leader is aborted” — were covered with fabric banners with messages scrawled in red paint.

One banner says: “In 21 minutes this sign should be gone.” A second banner, which dangled from the billboard Sunday after being blown by the wind, says, “Abort Racism.”

A group described as “social workers and community members,” who did not want their names used, claimed responsibility for the act in a statement emailed to the Tribune. The group said the ads were disrespectful and did not represent the views of the community and that “it wanted to replace the negative, condemning message with a positive one.”

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8 responses to “Protestors cover up pro-life billboards in Chicago”

  1. What ever happened to free speech? Pro-choice means Abortion, not choice. Satan is a Liar.

  2. So stupid! They just can’t face the facts-abortion is murder. Please pray for Illinois and Chicago! Especially pray for that the anti-family bill SR-92 does not pass in IL. If it gets passed there it will be a matter of time til the whole US adopts it. As bad as abortion is, this bill comes in right under it.

  3. As a pro-choice woman, I see no reason why the folks in Chicago found it necessary to cover the bill board! How silly. It may or may not influence a woman on her decision whether to continue or not continue a pregnancy, but if it might makes her think even harder before she decides—that is excellent.

  4. Whenever I see stories about abortion in the Black Community it reminds me of how Rev.Jesse Jackson used to be passionately pro-life–until he got the presidential itch and realized he had to be for abortion-on-demand to get the Democratic Party nomination. Can you spell: “flip-flop?”
    He even used to call the push for abortion in America an attempted genocide of Blacks.
    And as an activist white liberal at that time, who lived in a lily-white area with an all white Democratic Party establishment and heard why so many liberal whites back abortion–I know Rev. Jackson was right. Many, many liberals back abortion to help exterminate Blacks.

  5. Deacon John makes a good point here. In Georgia, our longtime Democratic House Speaker, Tom Murphy, was a staunchly conservative southern Democrat back in the day when those were common. He made it a point, however, to deep-six any legislation that would have restricted abortion in the state, and he did not hesitate to say that he saw abortion as a way to keep down the “welfare” population, a code word his back-country constituency understood only too well. Today’s Georgia Democrats, big-city liberals and African-Americans, have conveniently forgotten the late Speaker’s less-than-PC mindset, but his legacy lives on in their continued support for abortion-on-demand.

  6. FTA ““it wanted to replace the negative, condemning message with a positive one.”

    A positive message about killing your baby in the womb? Would the KKK even buy a billboard that encourages blacks to kill their babies, b/c they might be a leader someday? Is that what the social justice lady thinks is a positive message?

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