UPDATE, 5/28, 9:15a: Ryan has just posted the new campaign's accompanying video, which is excellent...
5/27, 11:16a: Just received word from Ryan Bomberger of The Radiance Foundation that his organization and Georgia Right to Life are cosponsoring a second wave of pro-life billboards directed toward an African-American audience, "an 'Endangered Species' Part 2, if you will," wrote Ryan.
Entitled, "Black & Unwanted," 60 of the these billboards will be up by tomorrow in Augusta, Macon, and Savannah, GA.
The billboard continue to hammer away at the eugenics/racism foundation of the abortion movement as well as emphasize the need for black adoption and its tragic racialization. Here 'tis (click to enlarge)...
Ryan is posting a new video entitled "Lies." this afternoon to accompany the campaign. I'll post it as soon as it's up.
According to Ryan, this 2nd campaign "continues exposing the lies of the pro-abortion factions and bring truth to a community we so dearly love."
The groups' 1st billboard campaign received an incredible amount of press. Recall that sign (click to enlarge)...
You'd think they would have used a different baby....`WPosted by: ycw at May 27, 2010 11:35 AM
Planned Parenthood's agenda is always shocking; and taking an equally shocking approach in response is much warranted.
The truth is black and white; literally.Posted by: Andrew Haines at May 27, 2010 12:03 PM
@ YCW. Actually...the baby is the spokesperson. ;^) It's in his contract.Posted by: Ryan Bomberger at May 27, 2010 1:07 PM
Thats an adorable baby. I'm sure he will poke people's hearts like he did mine.Posted by: Sydney M. at May 27, 2010 1:34 PM
Perhaps this will open some people's eyes to the unequal number of white infants being adopted compared to African American children. It's unfair for foster children and children waiting to be adopted that so many people don't want kids who come from a minority.Posted by: KushielsMoon at May 27, 2010 1:56 PM
In many cases it is not that parents don't want a minority child, but rather that for a long time interracial adoption was frowned upon if not outright banned.
There are still those who argue that the healthiest place for a minority child is with a family of the same heritage. My argument is that any family is better than none, but I definitely don't think it's as cut and dry as "white people don't want black babies."Posted by: Lauren at May 27, 2010 2:10 PM
There are still those who argue that the healthiest place for a minority child is with a family of the same heritage. My argument is that any family is better than none, but I definitely don't think it's as cut and dry as "white people don't want black babies."
Posted by: Lauren at May 27, 2010 2:10 PM
Lauren, those were my thoughts exactly. I have often seen people question whether or not an adopted black child would have been better off with a black family instead of the white one who adopted him/her. I always think, "is the child better off with a family who loves him, or better off in an orphanage?"
Racism comes from many different sources, not just white people.Posted by: Kelli at May 27, 2010 2:15 PM
Once during a sidewalk counseling session we were talking to a young black woman about adoption and she said "no one wants my black baby." The media has spread this racist lie that "everyone" wants a healthy white infant. Yes, black infants are harder to place but they DO get adopted!Posted by: phillymiss at May 27, 2010 3:04 PM
The Blind Side.....true story of a homeless black teenager that was taken in by a white couple.
Posted by: LizFromNebraska
at May 27, 2010 3:46 PM
My sister and her husband, who are white and looking into adoption and are open to a black child. In fact they prefer a black child because they are faster to adopt than white babies. So thats such a lie spread by pro-aborts to black women that "no one will want your baby and it will languish in foster care!" Thats just not true!
My sister has 4 boys and couldn't have more because of circulation problems but she wanted a larger family. She has been reading a lot on adoption and feels burdened that here she has a nice home, lots of love, and a stable marriage to provide for a child. She doesn't care about the race of the child, she just wants to give love to a little one with no family. Although she is hoping for a daughter this time. :-) If its a black daughter it makes no difference. This child will be her little girl that she has always wanted.Posted by: Sydney M. at May 27, 2010 4:34 PM
YAAAAH! Ryan Bomberger and the Radiance Foundation for shining the light on this critcal issue, a matter of life and death. We are praying for you. God bless you. Thanks Jill for posting this and keeping us updated on the billboard campaign.Posted by: Prolifer L at May 27, 2010 4:44 PM
LizFromNebraska- the fact that they made a movie about a white family adopting an older African American child shows just how rare it is.
Not all African American babies will age out of foster care waiting to be adopted. However, more minority children will age out than white children. Like Sydney M. said, it's easier to adopt an African American child- because there are more of them, and less people looking to adopt them.
Thankfully there are some kind hearted people out there, who realize skin color doesn't matter.Posted by: KushielsMoon at May 27, 2010 8:33 PM
Awesome video!! Ryan you are always super creative!! Thanks for making the life issue have a fresh face. Way to Go Georgia !!Posted by: Hannah at May 28, 2010 9:23 AM
THANKS for the encouragement! We've all suffered (in different ways) from the lies of the abortion industry. By the way, anyone interested in transracial adoption (I highly recommend as I'm a transracial adoptee), a great resource is the research from Rita Simon. Check out her book, "The Case for Transracial Adoption". There is no longitudinal study out there that rivals this 20-year research and the conclusion is simple: children need LOVE more than they need "culture".
Keep illuminating the Truth...
Ryan, Your work is cutting edge. Keep up the great work. You are speaking a word that needs to be heard. God is using you, and I pray that He will give you more and more great ideas for defending the oppressed. God bless you!Posted by: Valerie at May 28, 2010 11:36 AM
I just want to point out that adoption from the Foster system and infant adoption are VERY different. Yes, many children of all races will not be adopted out of the Foster Care system, and this is a tragedy. That is because children in Foster Care may or may not be available for adoption, and even if the parental rights have been terminated adoptive parents could still face legal challenges from other family members. There is a big emotional risk in adopting from Foster Care, and that is why I have not pursued it (though I have looked into it). The children also typically exhibit emotional trauma and attachment disorders because of the long wait while parental rights are being terminated.
I am in the process of adopting my third infant (I am White, two of my three children are African American). African American infants are actively being placed with both African American families and transracially with other families. They are wanted children...because parents have voluntarily relinquished their rights and once the child is place with an adoptive family it is permanent. Period. The poor woman described above who said "no one wants my Black baby" is believing lies and also mixing up infant adoption with waiting children in foster care.
I often see comments, here and elsewhere, that combine the two kinds of adoption as if they are the same thing. Sandra Bullock and the real-life woman she played in the Blind Side had two very, very different experiences. Abortion advocates often cite Foster Care statistics to support their point. That is apples and oranges. Look at infant adoption statistics (across races) to get an accurate idea of how those saved babies would fair.Posted by: EH at May 28, 2010 3:52 PM