Billboards erroneously claim abortion as leading cause of death for Black Americans

Controversial billboards in Cincinnati have sparked conversation. The billboard says #1 cause of death in the Black community abortion. The message was crafted by Cincinnati Right to Life Director of Development Mo Riggins. “This is much bigger than defending life but the billboards came about because I wanted to work with these donors on how do we get the message across that abortion is genocide on Black America and lets be honest some people will disagree,” Riggins said. Someone who disagrees is the President/CEO for the Center for Closing the Health Gap Renee Mahaffey Harris. “So, first of all that’s inaccurate. That is not the number one cause of death in the Black Community, cardiovascular disease is,” she said.