Racial anti-abortion billboard in SoHo comes down amid outrage from pro-choice NYers, black leadersRich Schapiro
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Originally Published:Thursday, February 24th 2011, 4:10 PM
Updated: Thursday, February 24th 2011, 4:16 PM
The anti-abortion billboard that claims 'The most dangerous place for African Americans is in the womb,' is coming down - one day after it was put up, sparking local outrage.
A controversial anti-abortion billboard in SoHo equating abortion among black women with genocide is coming down.
The Rev. Al Sharpton says Lamar Outdoor advertising has agreed to yank the ad above Sixth Ave. and Watts St., which features a picture of a young black girl below the message, "The most dangerous place for African Americans is in the womb."
"The billboard was offensive, especially during Black History Month, and I had intended to hold a press conference Friday in front of the billboard to protest the message of racial profiling and against a woman"s right to choose," Sharpton said Thursday.
Life Always, the Texas-based anti-abortion group that sponsored the ad, said it hoped to raise public awarenewss of Planned Parenthood's "targeting of minority neighborhoods."
It was scheduled to remain in SoHo for three weeks.
Representatives for Life Always