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Women of color are under attack yet again. After targeting African-American women, anti-abortion groups are now going after Latinas.

A new set of billboards are set to be erected all over Los Angeles that claim the most dangerous place for a Latino child is in the womb.

Just as some anti-abortionist have tried to assert in the past, the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles, the group behind the ads, feel like Latinos are being targeted by Planned Parenthood and similar organizations.

“It’s clear that Latinos are being targeted by organizations that promote abortion like Planned Parenthood,” said Alfonso Aguilar, executive director of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles, the group behind the billboard. “Many of their clinics are in Latino neighborhoods and communities.”

Although the CDC reports that Latinas account for 22 percent of all abortions, they also have some of the highest birthrates in the nation.

The new advertisement is apart of an event called “Unidos por la Vida” (United for Life), and is targeted at Latinas in and around Los Angeles.

Understandably, many Latino activist groups are up in arms about the ads.

Just as several African-American and women’s groups protested the ads targeted at Blacks earlier this year, Latino activists and pro-choice activists are gearing up for another fight.

Once again, the bodies of women of color are being used to make a political point.

Do you think these billboards will draw just as much criticism as the ones directed towards Black women? Sound off!

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  • kiara st. james

    it disgust me to no end, how so called black websites and other so called black organizations ,go out of their way to defend ethnic groups who have not historically supported us,while we have the highest rates of everything under the sun that is negative,we have the audacity to be concerned and stick our necks out to the very people who go out of their way to undermine us on every level,when will the people with the power of the mic.actually standup for their own?i pray to god that i am not the only one to see these fallacies.

    • yc

      your comments seems to express a level of disdain for this particular “ethnic group” (Latinos) because they haven’t historically supported “us.” I find it sad that people fall into the us vs. them argument that some people seem to perpetuate and thus come to conclusions such as yours. I don’t know you from Eve but if you assume that I, as a Latina, have never supported you, the Black/African-American community, and, even further, have undermined you on every level, perhaps you need to look deeper into why that is. Mainstream media, politicians and those that want to maintain the status quo are the ones putting out that BS about how we – various ethnic communities – don’t support each other and are the reason we “don’t get ahead.” As long as we’re going at each other’s throats then those in positions of power will continue to screw us all over.

    • Domino

      brilliant response yc. Politicians deliberately pit blacks and latinos against one another. Look whats happening in the South. Their saying, you should hate immigrants too because they’ll take your menial jobs. Oh really? I thought you were takin my damn job by shipping it overseas? United we stand, divided we fall.

    • Ummm yeah OK

      Hmmmm I think Kiara has a point…Racism is alive and well in South America and lets not pretend that Black Latino’s don’t scoff at the idea of actually being Black…sure they’re are some (even many) that have Black & Brown pride but her frustration is in how Black ppl jump at the opportunity to defend others but I’ve never seen any other “minority” jump up as fast as Black folk do to defend Black issues…not saying that they should but we really need to focus and get our house in order before jumping in someone else’s Kool-Aid…

    • Domino

      So one article about latinos being targeted by the same people who targeted blacks in the same way with the same message is jumping into someone else’s kool-aid? Please. the ignorance of some is so annoying. I have seen and worked with countless latinos and blacks who defend each other because we are all People of color. We suffer from many of the same issues (i.e. poverty, pollution, exploitation etc.) And because a few ignorant latinos apparently scoffed at being black that’s enough for you to say f the whole race? Even though you just admitted there are many who do not feel this way. Um. okay.

    • Ummm yeah OK

      I never said eff the whole race she vented her frustration at Black folks leaping into other folks issues and I get it…I’m not mad at the Clutch for posting I just get her frustration…she never said eff the whole race either she just brings to light another issue…folks defend Black issues when it benefits them substantially. We love to include everyone on our “burger of justice” but remain the bottom bun flattened with a whole bunch of ish on top soggy and what not (metaphorically speaking lol)…If you want to call me ignorant for my opinion thats cool with me. I think Latino’s should have the glory and take the forefront in defending their issues. We can support from the back is all I’m saying…keep doing you and try to save ALL ppl of color…my thoughts on liberation are a little more strategic is all…and just to note that White ppl suffer from poverty, exploitation etc. as well…

    • yup

      I’ve seen latinos supporting blacks in a lot of causes whether it’s fighting for workers’ rights unions or other issues. I went to Black August a few years ago and saw a lot of Latinos helping out as well. Don’t go by what the media is feeding you.

  • Ummm yeah OK

    HA! who said eff the whole race? I have NO prob with the Clutch posting Latina issues I just get where Kiara is coming from. You can work on saving ALL ppl of color…you can rep all ppl’s issues no prob. Do you?!?! I just get where she’s coming from. I’m tolerant of all ppl of all colors and I accept them as ppl present due to the Most High…but I will lay down my life and shout on the front lines for Black liberation only. I’ll be ignorant or anything else you want to call me but thats how I feel. I’m not a separatist I just choose my battles…

    • preta

      You comment:

      “lets not pretend that Black Latino’s don’t scoff at the idea of actually being Black”

      Do you actually know any one of the country in latin america? their culture, history etc? I’m realy tired of american with generalization towards latin america, toward my country, my history or culture. Can you please stop with this argument: black people in latin america have ashamed of their blackess and bla bla bla bla… Really?

      “her frustration is in how Black ppl jump at the opportunity to defend others but I’ve never seen any other “minority” jump up as fast as Black folk do to defend Black issues…not saying that they should but we really need to focus and get our house in order before jumping in someone else’s Kool-Aid…”

      Where do i stand on this? I’m BLACK AND latina, should i not worry on the subject of the post because i’m black and this is about latin womb, but, hey,wait a minute, i’m latin too…

  • dvine

    these ppl need to get a grip and stop worrying about w/the next woman (regardless of her race) is doing w/her body and worry about the shyt in their own backyard..

  • Girl

    when the hell are they gonna target white women that’s what I wanna know

    • chanela

      RIGHT!!! dont white women have MULTIPLE abortions during high school and college years? and why does noone address white women’s obsession with plastic surgery??

  • Peanut

    I would love to see a study comparing abortion rates by race AFTER controlling for socioeconomic status. Poorer women whatever the race are more likely to have abortions because they don’t believe they would be able to support their child.

    I’d assume that once that factor is controlled for, they’d find that theres no difference in abortion rates by races. In fact, they’d probably be higher among White women for reasons I won’t get into here.

    This is why statistics in the wrong hands is dangerous. People use them to make whatever assertions they please without context. Maybe these groups should spend their money doing something about the disparities in socioeconomic status and access to a proper education between races.