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!