"Womb Lynching:" On The Anti-Choice Targeting Of African-American WomenAnna North3/02/10 1:40pmFiled to: Roe vs. WorldAbortion and raceWomb lynchingAbortion as genocideAbortionanti-abortionAnti-ChoiceGeorgia right to lifeAppicTop2202EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkAnti-abortion groups are targeting black audiences with the message that abortion is a form of "ethnic cleansing." But as many point out, this strategy ignores the real needs of all women.Responses keep coming in to a New York Times article, originally published Friday, in which writer Shaila Dewan details a multi-pronged effort by anti-abortion advocates to convince black women that the "abortion industry" is racist, based on the fact that black women have a disproportionately high rate of abortion. Georgia Right to Life has partnered with the Radiance Foundation for a billboard campaign and accompanying website claiming that "Black children are an endangered species." A documentary called Maafa 21, made by a white anti-choice activist, purports to draw parallels between abortion, eugenics, and slavery. (In 2008, the enfant terrible of the anti-choice movement, Lila Rose, released yet another embarrassing recording for Planned Parenthood: a caller -actually one of the young men charged with bugging Sen. Mary Landrieu's office, and the fake pimp who got ACORN in trouble - says, "You know, we just think, the less black kids out there, the better," and a Planned Parenthood employee answers, "Understandable, understandable."