Mother of Girl in Anti-Abortion Ad Wants Apology

The billboard was first reported by NBC New York

Saturday, Mar 5, 2011  |  Updated 5:10 PM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Weird News Photos: Holiday Edition

Getty Images

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 24: A controversial anti-abortion billboard picturing a young African-American girl with text stating "The most dangerous place for an African American is in the womb," is seen February 24, 2011 in New York City. The mother of the six-year-old girl in the photograph wants the Texas-based anti-abortion group Life Always to take the billboard down. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

advertisement
Photos and Videos

Controversial Billboard Comes Down

Watch workers dismantle the anti-abortion billboard in SoHo.
More Photos and Videos

A New Jersey mother who was shocked to learn that her 6-year-old daughter's face was on a provocative anti-abortion billboard in New York says she's angry she hasn't received an apology from the group responsible for the advertisement.

Tricia Fraser of Paterson tells the New York Daily News she was outraged by the ad. It said: "the most dangerous place for African-Americans is in the womb.''

Fraser says the picture was taken at a modeling agency two years ago. She says she knew it could wind up being used as a stock photograph but didn't expect anything like this.

The billboard was taken down from its perch in SoHo after numerous complaints.

A spokeswoman for the anti-abortion group that created the ad, Life Always, says it won't use the girl's picture again.

Life Always had said it was intended to counter the efforts of Planned Parenthood.

The group said it was trying to highlight its belief that Planned Parenthood targets minority neighborhoods with abortions. The claim outraged many New Yorkers.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Follow us on Instagram!
We post photos taken by our news team... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out