Mother of Girl in Anti-Abortion Ad Wants Apology

The billboard was first reported by NBC New York

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    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)

    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.

    Controversial Billboard Comes Down

    [NY] Controversial Billboard Comes Down
    Watch workers dismantle the anti-abortion billboard in SoHo.

    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.