Betrayed: to deliver or expose to an enemy by treachery or disloyalty: to be unfaithful in guarding, maintaining or fulfilling: to betray a trust; to disappoint the hopes or expectations of; be disloyal to: to betray one’s friends. The definition of the word betrayed is one of the first things you see when you enter the website, abortioninthehood.com. The site and accompanying billboards are being produced by the Restoration Project, directed by African -American activist Catherine Davis. Davis was one of the people behind a series of controversial billboards that went up in Atlanta last year declaring “Black Children are an endangered species.” She is also a member of the National Black Pro-life Coalition.
Davis is a fighter, and she packs a punch with her latest billboard. The message behind it calls attention to the way black leaders have “betrayed” African- American’s by refusing to take action concerning the drastic numbers of abortions in the black community. The website shows a picture of the Rev. Jesse Jackson and records his words from a 1977 National Right to Life op-ed. In the article Jackson stated “What happens to the mind of a person, and the moral fabric of a nation, that accepts the aborting of the life of a baby without a pang of conscience? What kind of a person, and what kind of a society will we have 20 years hence if life can be taken so casually?