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Latino Daily News

Monday June 13, 2011

Latinos the Target Audience for L.A. Anti-Abortion Billboards

Latinos the Target Audience for L.A. Anti-Abortion Billboards

Photo: Los Angeles anti-abortion billboard targets Latinas

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In Los Angeles, California, anti-abortion billboards targeting Latinos will soon be going up, as pro-choice advocates say Latinos are far more likely to end their pregnancies than their white counterparts.

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

ImageThe Guttmacher Institute says that while Latinas – primarily Mexican women – have higher rates of unintended pregnancy, they have a lower rate of abortion than African-American women, but a higher rate than white women.

The billboards are part of a campaign that was meant to kick off Sunday’s pro-life event “Unidos por la Vida” (United for Life) sponsored by the Latino anti-abortion group Manto de Guadalupe.

The L.A. ads read, “El lugar mas peligroso para un Latino es el vientre de su madre/The most dangerous place for a Latino is in the womb.”

According to the Center for Disease Control, 22 percent of abortions done in the U.S. are performed on Latinas. Which, according to that data, makes Latinas 2.7 times more likely to have an abortion that non-Hispanic whites.