San Diego officials have been slammed for spending public money on ‘divisive and misleading’ billboards telling black mothers that racism could hurt their babies – before they’re even born.
The billboards argue that racial discrimination is behind higher rates of miscarriages and maternal deaths among black women.
They include claims that ‘Our black babies are nearly 60% more likely to be premature due to discrimination’ and ‘Racism hurts your baby long before they’re born’.
Carl DeMaio, a former San Diego city councilmember and chairman of Reform California, a conservative political action committee, said the claims were not supported by data and could discourage women from seeking medical care.
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Source: Daily Mail