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Apr 27, 2010
Go check out Heidi Williamson’s post on RH Reality Check on Black Abortion: Battleground Atlanta. It details the anti-choice legislation that was introduced this year in Georgia, coupled with the horrific billboards. Williamson points out that the anti-choice brigade often rolls out their most extreme legislation in the south, where it is most likely to pass, before moving through the rest of the country. This year already it’s been the billboards and the legislation. With these so-called “Freedom Rides,” I would certainly take Williamson’s piece one step further and argue that the conservative anti-choice movement is going to be focusing on African American communities in the south – trying both to gain new constituents and new ground while in reality just again attempting to deny women essential reproductive health care.