3:30p: According to Walk for Choice (warning vulgarity), the 2nd pro-abort sheet shielding the pro-life billboard has been removed. The billboards are standing uncensored, at least momentarily. Meanwhile, ProLifeHypocrisy worried the cover-ups may backfire, making us “feel righteous and angry.” PLH also posed an astute rhetorical question: “How would we feel if they did this to a pro-choice billboard?

[HT: ProLifeWisconsin on Twitter]

9:54a: Click photo to enlarge. Read backstory here.

Well, the Chicago pro-life billboards have stayed up longer (6 days) than the New York billboard did (1 day), but it’s not for lack of trying.

Over the weekend pro-aborts attempted to physically cover the signs, which depict a graphic image of President Obama next to the statement, “Every 21 minutes, our next possible leader is aborted.” According to the Chicago Tribune:

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 3 identical ads… 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.”

Planned Parenthood is trying to incite an uproar in the black community, according to the Chicago Flame today:

In a press release sent out on Tuesday after the unveiling, PP stated that their organization finds “the billboards… to be an offensive and condescending effort to stigmatize and shame African-American women while attempting to limit their ability to make private, personal medical decisions.”

CEO and President of PP of Illinois Carole Brite [pictured right] said that community members started speaking out against the billboards almost immediately.

“They’re not going to stand for it,” said Brite. “We’re hopeful that this sort of public outcry will force either the owner of the billboard or the billboard company to take it down.”

PP IL has been in contact with organizations such as Black Women for Reproductive Justice, the Chicago Abortion Fund, and the ACLU about the issue. PPI has also contacted community leaders, religious leaders, and elected officials in the Englewood area, to spread the word about the billboards.

Brite hopes that the more people who know about the billboards, the more likely Life Always will be forced to take them down.

Of course. PP is the group primarily responsible for the black genocide and doesn’t want the notoriety – or any revenue loss. Pro-aborts have gone so far as to even try to get help from their pro-infanticide president, also according to the Flame:

BWJR had the opportunity to speak with the White House briefly about the billboards. Scott said they were told that there is not a lot the WH can do about the billboards because President Obama is a public figure and his image is a public image.

[HT: Matt Abbott; photo of Brite via PP IL]

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