For Immediate Release
Sept. 9, 2016
Contact: Kathy Allen
Billboards Tell Story: 'All Black Lives Matter'
Exposing Problem of Abortion in the Black Community

OPELOUSAS - Louisiana Black Advocates for Life has launched a billboard campaign in several parts of the state, including the Opelousas area, to bring awareness to the problem of abortion in the African-American community.

The first two billboards to go up in the Opelousas area feature the message "All Black Lives Matter" and are located on the north end of the city at Martin Luther King and Main streets and on U.S. Highway 190 (Landry Street) just past the railroad tracks in the direction of Lawtell.

Dr. Kathy Allen, PhD, state director of Louisiana Black Advocates for Life, said the billboards are going up as an effort to shed light on the reality of and prevalence of abortion in the black community and the effect abortion has on families and the future.

Dr. Allen said: "In 2015, approximately 6,000 African-American boys and girls in Louisiana tragically lost their lives to the No. 1 killer of African-Americans in our state. It wasn't cancer, heart disease or HIV. These children died before they could take a breath in abortion facilities around our state.

"These 6,000 children were more than 60 percent of the total 9,311 abortions in the state last year. The startling truth is that African-Americans make up about 32 percent of our state's population but have 60% of the abortions.

"Through shedding light on a problem that has traditionally been shrouded in secrecy, we hope to encourage dialogue that will result in concern and compassion for life in the womb." 
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