Pro-Life Group Combats Newsom’s ‘Blasphemous’ Abortion Billboards with Signs Encouraging Abstinence
( Breitbart )
A coalition of pro-life organizations is countering California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D) multi-state “blasphemous” abortion billboard campaign with signs of their own.
Last September, Newsom’s campaign paid to promote abortion tourism via public billboards in seven states. Some of those billboards misused the words of Jesus from the New Testament of the Bible to market the Golden State as an abortion destination: “‘Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.’ – Mark 12:31.”
“In response to Newsom’s blasphemous billboards, a coalition of pro-life organizations is placing billboards in the same locations as Newsom posted his pro-abortion billboards,” Life Legal Defense Foundation announced.
@tatereeves the people of Mississippi deserve to know they have access to the care you are refusing to provide. This will be launching in your state today. pic.twitter.com/8qg7psYT2j — Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) September 15, 2022
The billboard features what the coalition describes as a “pro-life” and “pro-chastity” message: “Save sex for marriage. Plan your future, not your abortion,” the sign reads.
“We need to have a conversation in this country –including in the pro-life movement– about the true cause of most abortions,” said coalition spokesman Mark Harrington. “The billboards are intended to remind people of the inconvenient truth that the main driver of abortion is irresponsible sexual activity.”
Life Legal Responds to Newsom’s Blasphemous Billboards With Pro-Life, Pro-Chastity Message https://t.co/2NDzBGBk5n — Life Legal (@LifeLegal) January 13, 2023
The group noted that the most recent data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that 86.3 percent of abortions are performed on unmarried women.
“The abortion ratio was 46 abortions per 1,000 live births for married women and 412 abortions per 1,000 live births for unmarried women – a nine-fold difference,” the Life Legal Defense Foundation continued. “If men and women stopped having sex outside of relationships truly committed to protecting the lives of the babies they create, the demand for abortion would largely disappear. Pro-life resources could then focus on helping families welcome their unexpected additions.”
NEW: Just launched billboards in 7 of the most restrictive anti-abortion states that explain how women can access care–no matter where they live. To any woman seeking an abortion in these anti-freedom states: CA will defend your right to make decisions about your own health. — Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) September 15, 2022
In 2021, Newsom vowed to make California a “sanctuary” state for abortion if the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and returned the issue to the states, which it did in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.
Newsom announced his billboard campaign via Twitter in September of 2022, stating that he did so in “the most restrictive anti-abortion states” to “explain how women can access care — no matter where they live.” He also launched the state’s one-stop abortion shop website, abortion.ca.gov. His budget will fund some travel from out-of-state for abortion services.