Soho Billboard Girl's Mother Wants Abortion Ad Taken Down (Update: It's Coming Down)
The controversial pro-life billboard in Soho, which shows a young African-American girl underneath the message "the most dangerous place for an African American is in the womb," has a new opponent. The mother of the girl, Tricia Fraser, is saying that she had no idea about the ad, and that she thinks it should be taken down. Life Always, the folks behind the ad, told Fox5, "The image was properly licensed through a reputable stock image service. We'll be looking into the origin of the image and are certainly open to talking to the family directly if they have any concerns." (UPDATE: That was quick. The New York Times City Room blog reports that the billboard is being taken down because employees in the Mexican restaurant below the sign were being harassed by people angry about the message.)
Here's a video that Fox5 did with the girl's mother today:
Here's a clip from another pro-life organization that's currently being advertised on MTV and BET. It's arguably even more shocking than that billboard:
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